Doctoral Program Doctor of Nursing Practice

Online Open House, February 23rd at 5:30 p.m.  Stay tuned for details on how to join.

Why pursue a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)?
According to the American Association of College of Nursing (AACN) health care is becoming more complex and nurses will be required to have a high level of scientific knowledge and demonstrate expertise in clinical practice. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is a practice focused doctoral degree which prepares nurses to advance nursing practice, participate in organizational and system leadership, and be leaders in evidence-based practice. The DNP graduate will be able to use technology to improve patient outcomes, participate, implement and evaluate health care policy and practice nursing at the highest level.

What can you do with this degree?

Private practice Advanced clinical specialty areas
Primary care clinics Nursing education
Hospital administration Systems specialist/informatics
Leadership roles Translate research into nursing practice
Develop policy


The Doctor of Nursing Practice and/or post-graduate APRN certificate at Georgia State University is scheduled for a visit from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education in Fall 2015.


Talk to an Adviser

Office of Academic Assistance
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
811 Urban Life Building
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone Number: (404) 413- 1000


 Application Deadline:  Fall April 1

Curriculum  Apply Now Handbook 


  • The DNP program is a hybrid program offering face to face and online content. Face to face content is held at the beginning of each semester in an intensives format. The remainder of the semester content is delivered online in synchronous and asynchronous classes.
  • Must have had a graduate level stats course before the first semester of the DNP program
  • Master’s degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program
  • Current RN licensure in state of residency and/or practice
  • Current advance practice nurse certification for CNS, NP, CNRA and CNM applicants
  • Actively practicing as an advanced practice nurse (CNS, NP, CNRA, CNM, administration and informatics)
  • Recommended grade point average of 3.2 in master’s degree program (3.5 is preferred)