Doctor of Nursing Practice

Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University  accepted the inaugural class to the Doctor of  Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program in August 2010 and is fully accredited.  The purpose of the DNP degree program of study is to build upon the foundation of advanced nursing practice to prepare nurses for clinical and organizational leadership in healthcare and to propose solutions for the improvement of healthcare outcomes for individuals and for society.
Atlanta Campus Spire

Delivery of the program is in hybrid format with both synchronous and asynchronous classes.

The DNP degree program at Georgia Baptist College of Nursing adheres to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice. 2006.

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The College is currently accepting applications to the DNP program to begin fall semester 2017.  Scholarship support is available for students who meet early application deadlines and designated criteria. The Post-Masters DNP degree program offers a concentrated plan of study which can be completed over six semesters.  The BSN to DNP degree program offers a concentrated plan of study which can be completed over nine semesters.  Each plan of study includes coursework during the summer months.  .

Graduate Statistics Course

Whether you want to enter one of our doctoral programs or attend another College, often a recent graduate level statistics class is required. Students who are accepted into one of the nursing doctoral programs are automatically considered for placement in the graduate-level statistics course.

Find out more information about the statistical course requirement for graduate students.

Loan Program

Those applicants interested in academic teaching may qualify for Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funding through the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP). This funding is available to qualified nursing students enrolled in the graduate education which includes coursework in nursing education.  Funding can be applied towards tuition and fees.  Applicants interested in this option are encouraged to speak with the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Dr. Dare Domico.