Doctor of Nursing Practice

The purpose of Georgia Baptist College of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program is to build upon the foundation of baccalaureate and advanced nursing practice to prepare nurses for clinical and organizational leadership in health care and to propose solutions for the improvement of health care outcomes for individuals and for society. The College offers the following DNP tracks:

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the DNP program will be able to:

  • Engage in clinical scholarship using best available evidence, theoretical practice knowledge, and analytic methods to translate evidence into improved patient outcomes
  • Integrate information technology and principles of finance and epidemiology into improvement processes that foster quality care for populations and systems
  • Apply leadership and advocacy skills to influence equitable and ethical health policy
  • Employ effective communication, collaboration, and consultation skills within teams to influence change in health care and complex health care delivery systems
  • Evidence clinical judgment, systems thinking, and specialized knowledge in the design and implementation of therapeutic interventions in complex health care situations

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DNP Admissions Requirements

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Program Options

Post-Master's DNP

The post-master’s DNP program is an online format with both synchronous and asynchronous classes. We offer two post-master’s DNP options: post-master’s DNP with no concentration (generalist) and post-master’s DNP with Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.


The BSN to DNP will require synchronous online classes as well as in-person campus learning. We offer three BSN to DNP options: BSN to DNP with Family Nurse Practitioner, BSN to DNP with Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, and BSN to DNP with Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.

Graduate Statistics

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

Loan Program

Applicants interested in academic teaching may qualify for Health Resources and Services Administration funding through the Nurse Faculty Loan Program. This funding is available to qualified nursing students enrolled in graduate education that includes coursework in nursing education. Funding can be applied toward tuition and fees. Applicants interested in this option are encouraged to contact Dr. Tammy Barbe, associate dean for graduate programs, at (678) 547-6741 or