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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


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.


Check the Office of Academic Admissions Website for application availability for Spring 2016 application 
Deadline: April 2, 2015

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 ensure documents requested and/or sent have been processed into the system.

The fall 2015 application is now closed.


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Thank you for your interest. Please click here to fill out an information form, so we can contact you when the Fall 2015 application process begins.

DNP Degree Objectives
DNP Alumni Projects List
DNP Program Traditional and Acute Care Director
Marguerite Murphy, DNP, RN
Acting Interim DNP Program Primary Care Director
Jean Pawl, PhD, RN, OCN, CNE
Program Manager II
Karen Sturgill, MPA
(T) (706) 721-3676
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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