Doctor of Nursing Practice – Advanced Practice Nurse

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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.

7 Semesters
North Atlanta
Class Type

* Rate is current for the 2023-24 academic year.  Rates are subject to change.  See the main Tuition and Fees page for current information on all Tuition and Fees.

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
  • Semester 1
    • NG 901— Bioethics in Advanced 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
    • 902—Genomics and Population Health 3
    • NG 910A—Project Implementation 3
  • Semester 7
    • NG 911—Project outcomes evaluation and Dissemination 4

How to apply

Step1: Review admissions criteria

  • Make sure you meet all the admission requirements listed in the sections below.

Step 2: Submit the following to the Office of Admissions

  • Fill out the electronic NursingCAS application
  • Two professional references
  • Resume and personal statement
  • Current nursing license (RN and FNP, if applicable)
  • Official transcripts from all previous institutions
  • Submit all items to the NursingCAS portal

To be considered for this program the applicant must meet all of the following requirements:

Admissions document requirements

  • Verified CAS application

Admissions GPA requirements

  • 3.0 minimum GPA from all college transcripts
  • MSN from a regionally accredited university
  • Evidence of statistics course

Additional admissions requirements

  • One year experience as an advanced practice nurse in a direct care or leadership/management role
  • Current nursing license in the state of practice
  • Interview upon request

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