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Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP)

Program Details

The online BSN to DNP degree program from Georgia Southern University provides post-BSN students with a convenient and efficient path to pursuing their DNP degree, with clinical tracks in either Family Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric / Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Graduates possess the knowledge and skills required to:

  • ​Develop advanced clinical practice expertise to affect positive health care outcomes with individuals, families, populations, and systems, particularly in rural and underserved areas
  • ​Evaluate theory and research for the application of evidence-based practice to health care provided by advanced practice nurses
  • ​Employ critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills in the application of advanced practice nursing knowledge to develop plans of care that promote health, reduce risk, and manage the illness trajectory
  • ​Employ effective communication and technology within the multidisciplinary collaborative context of advanced practice nursing
  • ​Demonstrate advanced leadership, advocacy, consultation and citizenship activities to improve health care delivery and effect change in professional and political realms
  • ​Incorporate human caring values, ethical principles, and cultural and spiritual sensitivity in all aspects of the advanced practice nursing role
  • ​Demonstrate role responsibility and accountability in all professional endeavors within the scope of advanced practice nursing


  • A BSN degree in the proposed field of study or its equivalent from a college accredited by the appropriate accrediting association.
  • Minimum undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.3 (on 4.0 scale)
  • Vitae to include: Personal rationale for seeking DNP, Future goals, Education, Research experience, Publications (identify refereed), Professional presentations (identify refereed), Community service projects
  • Certification in a specialty area for all NPs. For all others, appropriate certification in specialty area, if available.
  • Georgia resident with an unrestricted and current Georgia RN license. Out-of-state students must apply and obtain a Georgia RN license.
  • Current malpractice liability insurance
  • American Heart Association Level C (2 person-BLS) CPR certification
  • Three letters of recommendation

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)