Georgia Southern University

College of Health and Human Sciences

MSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice


Office of Admissions

Statesboro, GA 30458

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Online

Program Description:

Consistently ranked among the top nursing colleges in the nation, Georgia Southern University’s School of Nursing provides one of the few D.N.P. programs in Georgia.


Our eight-semester online program provides full-time A.P.R.N.s with the flexible schedules they need to earn a terminal degree. A Post-B.S.N. to D.N.P. is also available.


The training curriculum  includes:


1. Direct care of individual patients

2. Management of care for individuals and populations

3. Administration of nursing systems

4. Development and implementation of health policy


To address the critical shortage of doctorate-level nurses and university nursing faculty members, Georgia Southern University is moving graduate nursing education to a new standard. The D.N.P. is the practice-focused alternative to the research-based Ph.D. in Nursing, and it allows students to pursue teaching opportunities. With additional coursework in education and pedagogy, the D.N.P. cognate can prepare graduates to teach in schools of nursing, preparing other students to provide high-quality care.


To pursue teaching, in addition to learning the highest level of nursing care and science, students can do the following:


Complete additional coursework in four education cognates to complete a certificate in education prior to graduation

Become eligible to sit for the National League of Nursing (NLN) Nursing Education certificate by completing three cognate courses and the NLN-required teaching hours

The DNP program builds on Georgia Southern’s outstanding record in graduate nursing education. The University’s graduate nursing programs have been ranked 11th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report for the past three years.


Our Family Nurse Practitioner program, which provides the foundation for the D.N.P., 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 99 percent pass rate on certification exams.


SACS, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Georgia Board of Nursing

International Student Requirements:

All international applicants, including resident and non-resident aliens, whose native language is not English and who do not have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, are required to submit official TOEFL scores taken within the year immediately preceding the requested semester of admission. A minimum total score of 83, and minimum scores of 20 for each of the skills evaluated by the TOEFL: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing) An original copy of the test score, sent by the testing agency to the Office of Admissions is required before any action is taken on an application. The copy of the score provided to the student and subsequently forwarded is not acceptable.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Remote Town

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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