Dec 15, 2018  
2016-2017 Augusta University Graduate and Professional Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Augusta University Graduate and Professional Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner


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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.

Career Opportunities

Doctors of nursing practice have leadership opportunities in clinical practice arenas, including higher education settings.

Salary Information

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.

Accreditation

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.

Technical Requirements

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.

Admission Requirements

Please see the Office of Academic Admissions website for specific admissions information:

http://www.gru.edu/admissions/graduate/dnp-fnp-postmsn.php.

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Total Program Hours: 77


Total Clinical Hours: 1156

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