Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) offered at the University of North Georgia is a 38-semester-hour program of study that provides advanced practice registered nurses with a terminal nursing degree. The program builds on clinical knowledge to prepare graduates for the highest level of practice in a complex health environment. The DNP graduate has the scientific knowledge and practice expertise to improve population health outcomes through implementation of evidence-based practice and increasing access to care across the state of Georgia and the nation.
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN or MS) with an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) concentration, or post-master's certificate with an advanced practice concentration (Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Midwife), from a regionally accredited institution with a nationally accredited school of nursing with at least a cumulative graduate level grade point average of 3.25 (4.0 scale) calculated in accordance with Graduate Admissions procedures. Current national certification as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. Minimum of two years of clinical experience as a registered nurse with one year post-licensure registered nurse clinical work experience in the US. Currently practicing as an APRN with an unencumbered license. Required supplemental documents: Current curriculum vitae or resume Copy of current, unencumbered APRN license Copy of national certification Certified document from master's or post-master's certificate program verifying completion of at least 500 clinical hours One to two page personal statement addressing career goals related to the DNP degree and intended area of focus for the DNP project Three letters of recommendation from individuals knowledgeable of the applicant's professional, intellectual and academic abilities. If graduated in the last five years, one letter must be from an academic reference.