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Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs

Georgia Regents University offers the state's first Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. When the program was established in 2005, it was only the tenth offered in the nation. The program has now expanded to include seven degree tracks for post BSN and post MSN study.

The Doctor of Nursing Program encompasses the following degree options:

Post MSN Traditional:
For professionals who have master's degrees in nursing and are currently certified as advanced practice nurses, i.e. nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists or nurse anesthetists or are certified as nurse executives.
(Click below for more information.)
Post MSN (with concentration):
For registered nurses who have a master's degree in nursing without an advanced practice nurse certification and desire to become a nurse practitioner. (Click below for more information.)
Post BSN (with concentration)
For registered nurses who have a BSN degree and desire to become a nurse practitioner. (Click below for more information.)
The DNP Advantage
  • We are where you are - online (traditional option) and across the state (clinical concentrations)
  • Attend full time or part time (and work while you attend school).
  • Interactive web-based classes taught by experienced online instructors..
  • Capstone/practice project completed in your area of expertise.
  • Opportunity to study with faculty who are practice expert

DNP End Terminal Degree Objectives

  • Scientific/Social/Psychological Foundation: Integrates and applies nursing and foundation sciences to effectively practice in complex, evolving healthcare systems
  • Safe Quality Care within Healthcare Systems: Analyzes and effects quality outcomes in healthcare systems
  • Evidenced Based Practice/Research: Improves healthcare outcomes with application of evidence in the healthcare environment
  • Healthcare Technology/Informatics: Analyzes and facilitates the use of information systems /technology to monitor and improve patient care outcomes and healthcare systems
  • Healthcare Policy: Analyzes the multiple levels of policy to advocate for issues which have actual or potential impact on nursing and healthcare outcomes.
  • Interprofessional Collaboration/Communication: Employs strategies to lead, develop, and contribute toward productive interprofessional teams for the improvement of healthcare outcomes
  • Population Health: Demonstrates the ability to evaluate, synthesize, and apply theory, models, and research to impact healthcare of diverse populations
  • Professional Practice: Utilizes the competencies of an advanced practice expert to design, implement, and evaluate evidence based care within specialty  

APPLY NOW For Fall 2015!!
Deadline: December 2, 2014

* Fall, 2015 application is expected to be available after August 1, 2014. 

* Complete applications fully processed into the system by the application deadline will receive consideration priority.  Applications received and/or completed after the program deadline will be considered on a space-available basis only.

* Applicants are encouraged to check the status of their application regularly to insure documents requested and/or sent have been processed into the system.

We are no longer accepting applications for Spring, 2015 entry.

DNP Alumni Projects List

DNP Program Traditional and Acute Care Director
Marguerite Murphy, DNP, RN
Interim DNP Program Primary Care Director
Jeanne Cartier, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, CNE
Program Manager II
Karen Sturgill, MPA
(T) (706) 721-3676
Accredited by the
Commission of Collegiate
Nursing Education.
For additional information
about the DNP degree,
visit the American Association of Colleges of Nursing website
or view the
DNP Essentials document.
The state's first Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, this program educates advanced nurse clinicians for expert practice in leadership and clinical roles. This doctoral-level education provides nurses the clinical and management expertise to improve health care outcomes, making them expert collaborators in solving health care problems in systems.

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