South University

709 Mall Blvd, Savannah, GA 31406

Program Details

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program in the College of Nursing at South University is the highest degree for advanced nursing professionals and offers the opportunity to gain added clinical practice, inquiry, and leadership competencies at the doctoral level. Learn greater knowledge through courses in nursing, field experiences, and a capstone program. Electives also offer interdisciplinary studies.

Students blend online coursework with mentored, on-ground clinical components in their home regions that allow greater flexibility.

The total number of credits required for completion range from 52 to 66 and are dependent upon the area of concentration. Specializations include:

  • Administration
  • Information Technology
  • Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Public Health.

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    Completion of a master’s degree in nursing (or be a pending graduate) from an acceptable accredited collegiate institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher (4.0 scale). Official documentation of actual number of verified clinical hours completed within master’s program. Completion of course in statistics (grade C or better) and graduate nursing research course (grade B or better). Official transcripts. Valid unencumbered license as a registered nurse in the U.S. state or territory in which the student completes all assignments for the program (must be maintained throughout program). Meet Core Performance Standards for nursing professionals. Interview. Three references. Essay. Resume or curriculum vitae.

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Learn more about South University's accreditation and licensing here.

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


    This program is not available to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Washington, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington DC.

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