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Doctor of Nursing Practice

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Degree Requirements

The DNP program at the Georgia College School of Nursing prepares students to lead healthcare innovations and influence policy founded on analytic principles and evidence-based practice at the highest organizational level. At Georgia College, you will forge your own intellectual path: the curriculum culminates in an intense Capstone experience defined by your interests and based on your practice. You will address significant problems in real time and in your practice setting. The program offers extensive opportunities for collaboration, challenging problems for study, and a tradition of rigorous scholarship.

Those who earn a Georgia College DNP degree:

  • Model exemplary communication through collaboration, partnerships, presentations, and scholarly writing.

  • Transform healthcare outcomes through evidence and scholarly inquiry.

  • Exhibit leadership to create effective healthcare delivery systems.

  • Exemplify ethics as a foundation for practice and risk management.

  • Use cultural expertise to develop healthcare models that influence universal health seeking/ Health Promotion behaviors.

  • Foster the integration of evidence- based clinical prevention and health services for individuals, aggregates, and populations.

  • Advocate for social justice and equity in healthcare through leading redesign of regulatory, legislative, and public policy.

  • Facilitate multidisciplinary collaboration in the development and implementation of effective healthcare delivery systems.

  • Use informatics for the improvement and transformation of healthcare.

  • Demonstrate advanced [specialist] levels of clinical judgment, systems thinking, and accountability in designing, delivering, and evaluating evidence-based care to improve patient outcomes.

Course of Study
The 37-credit DNP program is a post-master's option, offered in a convenient online, executive-style format designed for the busy working professional. The program can be completed in five semesters of full-time study, integrating approximately two weeks of on-site immersion experience each year with online and virtual learning experiences.

The Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Georgia College & State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791. 

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Contact Information
Dr. Deborah MacMillan
Assistant Director Graduate Program
School of Nursing
Macon Graduate Center
Macon, GA 31201
478-752-1074 - office
478-747-0986 - cell

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