Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Masters Certificate (Online)

Admission is limited to the most qualified applicants.

Applicants shall:

  • Hold a Master degree in nursing from an Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited program.
  • Provide evidence of current licensure(s) as a registered nurse and eligibility for licensure in Georgia. If the student expects to complete any clinical learning in the state, a Georgia RN license is required.
  • Have graduated from their MSN program with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.2 on a 4.0.

An application is complete when all of the following have been submitted:
  • Application form and non-refundable application fee: $35 online, $40 paper
  • Two letters of reference from professionals who can speak to the applicant's experience and potential for success in master's studies using the SON Form Letter located on the web site.
  • Official transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended.
  • Current résumé or curriculum vitae
  • Statement of Professional Goals
  • Onsite or monitored writing exercise.
  • Copy of RN license and APRN license, if applicable.
For applicants with an APRN degree seeking additional certifications, in addition to the above requirements, a copy of all APRN course syllabi will be needed and a meeting with the FNP Coordinator scheduled. The course syllabi will be used to develop an individualized program of study for each APRN student.

Students will apply for a certificate (similar to applying for graduation). The certificate will appear on a student’s transcripts but the student will not receive a diploma or participate in commencement.

Certificate Requirements

Supporting Core Courses (9 semester hours)

NRSG 5480Advanced Nursing Assessment

0 - 3

NRSG 5480LAdv Nurs Assessment Clinical


NRSG 5800Applied Pharmacology


NRSG 6300Adv Physio & Pathophysiology


Clinical Courses (22 semester hours)

NRSG 7000Primary Care of Adults I


NRSG 7000LPrim Care of Adults I Clinical


NRSG 7010Primary Care of Adults II


NRSG 7010LPrim Care of Adults II Clinica


NRSG 7030Primary Care of Women


NRSG 7030LPrimary Care of Women Clinical


NRSG 7050Prim Care of Children & Adoles


NRSG 7050LPrim Care of Chld & Adole Clin


NRSG 7410Primary Care Practicum


NRSG 7410LPrimary Care Practicum


Total Credit Hours for Certificate Completion: 31 semester hours / 630 clinical hours

Certificate requirement:  Minimum 11 semester hours of approved coursework must be earned from Georgia College.