The interactive online Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Executive Program (DNP-NEP) at Augusta University’s College of Nursing (CON) will advance the future of nursing and healthcare leadership in Georgia and beyond. The DNP-NEP is designed exclusively for chief nursing officers, vice presidents of nursing and other nurse leaders aspiring to assume nurse executive-level positions in hospital systems or rural and/or public health settings.
The DNP-NEP prepares current and future nurse executives to perform with business acumen, empathy and self-leadership while navigating the pressures of today’s competitive local and global health care environments. The curriculum and competencies, based on the standards and competencies of the Council on Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing, the American Association of Nurse Leaders, the National Center for Healthcare Leadership,and the Public Health Foundation reflect the advanced skills, technical understanding and personal development required for effective healthcare executive practice.
This concentration only admits students in the Fall.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Augusta University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Applications for Fall 2022 admission will be open August 30, 2021 - June 15, 2022.
Plan of Study
Innovative group and individual learning in the integration of advanced systems science, health policy, finance, and human resource optimization to achieve highest quality healthcare.
Students will meet a required 1,000 hours of executive training experiences, which includes hours in previous leadership programs. DNP-NE students can be awarded 500 hours if they are certified as a Nurse Executive, with a certification that requires a Masters Degree.