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About the Program
The DNP-FNP program prepared advanced practice nurses to provide primary health care to clients, families and communities. Coursework emphasizes the care of adult, pediatric and geriatric patients and their families. This doctorate-level education provides the clinical and management expertise to improve health care outcomes. The program enables nurses to become expert nurse leaders and collaborators in solving health care problems in systems. Students may attend full-time or part-time, giving the ability to work while attending school. The program is approved by the Georgia Board of Regents as a web-based program with greater than 50 percent of the program taught online. Currently students are completing the program in cohorts located at multiple distance-learning sites.
This program prepares graduates to:
- Scientific/Social/Psychological Foundation: Integrate and apply nursing and foundational sciences to effectively practice in complex, evolving healthcare systems
- Safe Quality Care Within Healthcare Systems: Analyze and effect quality outcomes in healthcare system
- Evidenced Based Practice/Research: Improve healthcare outcomes with application of evidence in the healthcare environment
- Health Care Technology/Informatics: Analyze and facilitate the use of information systems/ technology to monitor and improve patient care outcomes and healthcare systems.
- Health Care Policy: Analyze the multiple levels of policy to advocate for issues which have actual or potential impact on nursing and healthcare outcomes.
- Interprofessional Collaboration/Communication: Employ strategies to lead develop and contribute toward productive interprofessional teams for the improvement of healthcare outcomes.
- Population Health: Demonstrate the ability to evaluate, synthesize and apply theory, models, and research to impact health care of diverse populations.
- Professional Practice: Utilize the competencies of an advanced practice expert to design, implement and evaluate evidence based care within specialty.
For more information, call 706-721-3676, or visit http://www.gru.edu/nursing/dnp_fnp.php.
Doctors of nursing practice have leadership opportunities in clinical practice arenas, including higher education settings.
The salary for a Doctor of Nursing Practice with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner graduate can range based on professional setting and region of the country. On average, DNP graduates can expect a salary between $80,000 and $110,000.
This program is fully accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Graduates are prepared to meet the eligibility requirements for the certification exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, as well as the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Computer literacy - a laptop/computer is required upon enrollment. See minimum laptop/computer specifications at http://www.gru.edu/nursing/laptop_requirement.php. A working knowledge of word processing, presentation, and data spreadsheet software is highly recommended.
Please see the Office of Academic Admissions website for specific admissions information: