Doctor of Nursing Practice - Leadership & Management

Health Sciences
> Nursing
North Atlanta
Doctoral, Graduate

Brenau’s nursing doctorates — advanced practice nurse, and leadership and management — prepare graduates for clinical practice in nursing at the highest level. Students will leave with experience in scientific inquiry, leadership and advanced nursing practice, and scholarship. These degrees are made for nurse practitioners and nurse managers with MSNs.

Seven semesters
North Atlanta
Class Type

Student Opportunities

  • Become more competitive in your field with a doctorate
  • Learn to improve patient outcomes in a leadership role
  • Take classes alongside other health care professionals
  • Conduct research on a community level

Coursework Overview

Leadership and Management (DNP)

  • Semester 1
    • NG 901— Bioethics in Advance Practice Nursing 3
    • HS 901— Biostatistics 3
  • Semester 2
    • HS 902— Epidemiology 3
    • NG 903—Health Care Financing and Economics 3
  • Semester 3
    • NG 906—Project Identification 3
    • NG 907— Health Care Systems, Policy and Law 3
  • Semester 4
    • NG 905— Methods for Evidence-Based Practice 3
    • NG 908— Project Development 3
  • Semester 5
    • NG 904— Strategic Management and Leadership 3
    • NG 909— Informatics for Health Care 3
  • Semester 6
    • NG 902—Genomics in Population Health 3
    • NG 910B— Project Implementation 4
  • Semester 7
    • NG 911– Project Outcomes Evaluation and Dissemination 4

How to Apply

Step 1: Complete the free, online Brenau Graduate Application

  • Choose North Atlanta as your campus and choose one of the two DNP options in the list of available majors.

Step 2: Submit the following to the Brenau Office of Admissions at

  • Copy of nursing license (RN and FNP, if applicable) 
  • Two professional references
  • Official transcripts from all previous institutions 
  • Resume

Questions about the application process?

Contact Jennifer Benning, admissions counselor, at 770-534-6207 or

Not sure if you qualify? Apply anyway. 

Everyone is evaluated on all admission criteria. However, we may consider those who don’t meet all the requirements, but display talent and experience suitable for admission. If you’re hesitant about your credentials, we encourage you to give it a shot anyway. You may end up being a perfect fit. Contact us today at

Admissions Documents Requirements

  • Two letters of recommendations
  • Evidence of statistics course
  • Current Nursing license in the state of practice

Admissions GPA Requirements

  • 3.0 minimum GPA from all college transcripts
  • MSN from a regionally accredited university

Additional Admissions Requirements

  • One year experience as an advanced practice nurse in a direct care or leadership/management role
  • Interview upon request
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