Post-MSN Certificate – Family Nurse Practitioner
About the Program
The Post-MSN Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner outcomes:
- Develop advanced clinical practice expertise to affect positive health care outcomes with individuals, families, populations, and systems, particularly in rural and underserved areas.
- Evaluate theory and research for the application of evidence-based practice to health care provided by advanced practice nurses.
- Employ critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills in the application of advanced practice nursing knowledge to develop plans of care that promote health, reduce risk, and manage the illness trajectory.
- Employ effective communication and technology within the multidisciplinary collaborative context of advanced practice nursing.
- Demonstrate advanced leadership, advocacy, consultation and citizenship activities to improve health care delivery and effect change in professional and political realms.
- Incorporate human caring values, ethical principles, and cultural and spiritual sensitivity in all aspects of the advanced practice nursing role.
- Demonstrate role responsibility and accountability in all professional endeavors within the scope of advanced practice nursing.
Program Contact Information
Linda J. Tuck, DNP, ANP-BC
Graduate Program Director
- Master’s degree in Nursing from a college accredited by the appropriate accrediting association. The MAT or GRE is not required for admission.
- Minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 (on 4.0 scale).
- Current RN license in state of residence and Georgia. In addition must have an advanced practice license in Georgia (ie Adult/Gero Nurse Practitioner).
- Submission/completion of the College of Graduate Studies application (online).
- Proof of current malpractice liability insurance.
- Must have the capability to fully utilize and interact within the on-line course delivery format of the institution.
*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service and must be a course by course evaluation and include a GPA. (www.naces.org)
Specific Admission Policies
Specific Admission Policies
The Family Nurse Practitioner certificate student will be admitted in Non-degree status and ineligible to enroll in other graduate courses unless admitted to that program. Only grades of “B” or better earned in the certificate are eligible for application to the nursing doctorate if the individual is later admitted to the Post MSN DNP degree program.
A student admitted Non-Degree to the Post-MSN Nurse Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate option must have an overall 3.0 GPA, with the minimum of a “B” letter grade in each course in order to earn the certificate. Students will become academically ineligible to continue course work if a grade of “C”, “D”, “F”, or “WF” is earned in any of the nurse practitioner courses. Students must also meet any applicable College of Graduate Studies progression policies
*The application and all required documents listed on the “admissions requirements” tab for the program must be received by the deadline. If all required documents are not received by the deadline your application will not be considered for admission.
Last updated: 1/31/2020