The DNP-PNP program prepared advanced practice nurses to provide primary health care to clients, families and communities. Coursework emphasizes the care of pediatric 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 is fully accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Graduates are eligible to meet requirements for national board certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.