The DNP will prepare graduates to provide the most advanced level of nursing care for individuals and communities, including direct care of individual patients, management of care for individuals and populations, administration of nursing systems, and the development and implementation of health policy. With additional coursework in education, the DNP will also prepare graduates to serve as nurse educators in schools of nursing. The DNP program builds on Georgia Southern’s outstanding record in graduate nursing education. The University’s graduate nursing programs have been ranked number 11 in the country by U.S. News and World Report for the past three years. The Family Nurse Practitioner program, which provides the foundation for the DNP, is recognized as a model graduate program by the National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculties. Today, graduate programs in the School of Nursing boast a sustained 100 percent pass rate on certification exams.
From modest beginnings, Georgia Southern has become an emerging national research University. Today, Georgia Southern is one of Georgia's premier universities offering 120 degree programs through eight colleges. Georgia Southern has been recognized in U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges and was recently named one of the Top 100 Best Values by Kiplinger's Personal Finance. With nearly 18,000 students from 86 nations and every U.S. state, Georgia Southern also offers a variety of degrees online designed with your busy schedule and commitments in mind.