Doctor of Nursing Practice
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|
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
Fall February 1
- 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)
- Minimum two years of clinical experience
- Recommended grade point average of 3.2 in master’s degree program (3.5 is preferred)