Doctor of Nursing Practice

The purpose of the DNP program is to prepare graduates for clinical practice in nursing at the highest level. At the completion of the DNP program students will demonstrate: scientific inquiry, leadership in advanced nursing practice and scholarship. The DNP program is in a hybrid format, a combination of on-ground and online instruction. Classes meet approximately one Saturday per month on our North Atlanta campus.  To learn more about the Doctor of Nursing Practice program contact Dr. Troy Heidesch at theidesch@brenau.edu or 770-534-6154.

There are two degree options available. Click a title for detailed information.

Advanced Practice Nurse (DNP)

Leadership and Management (DNP)


Admission to DNP programs

Our DNP cohorts begin once per year during the Fall semester. Our application deadline is June 1st.

Applicants must posess the following academic and professional qualifications: MSN; Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; Advanced Practice Nursing certificate or license

In order to apply students must submit the following to the Brenau Office of Admissions:

1) Our electronic application, which you can find on our website at www.brenau.edu/apply;

2) Three professional references.

3) Resume and Personal Statement.

4) Current Advanced Practice certificate or license, which you can fax to the Brenau Admissions Office at (770) 718-5338;

5) Current RN nursing license, which you can fax to the Brenau Admissions Office;

6) Applicants should request a copy of their Official Transcript(s) from all previous institutions. Have the transcript(s) sent directly to the Brenau Office of Graduate Admissions at 500 Washington Street, SE, Gainesville, GA 30501.
DNP Advanced Practice Nurse

Program of study: Bioethics in Advanced Practice Nursing 3, Biostatistics 3Epidemiology 3, Genomics and Population Health 3, Health Care Financing and Economics 3, Strategic Management and Leadership 3,Project Identification 3, Methods for Evidence-Based Practice 3, Health Care Systems, Policy and Law 3, Project Development 3,Informatics for Health Care 3, Project Implementation 3, Project Outcomes Evaluation and Dissemination 4

DNP Leadership and Management

Program of study: Bioethics in Advanced Practice Nursing 3, Biostatistics 3,Epidemiology 3, Genomics and Population Health 3,Health Care Financing and Economics 3, Strategic Management and Leadership 3,Project Identification 3, Methods for Evidence-Based Practice 3,Health Care Systems, Policy and Law 3, Project Development 3,Informatics for Health Care 3, Project Implementation 4,Project Outcomes Evaluation and Dissemination 4

DNP Post Certified Advance Practice Nurse (Part-Time)

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General inquiries: info@brenau.edu, (770) 534-6299 or (800) 252-5119 | Admissions: admissions@brenau.edu, (770) 534-6100 or (800) 252-5119 ext. 6100