Post-MSN Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner

Degree Requirements: Variable Credits

Student Outcomes

Student outcomes are consistent with the BSN to DNP program outcomes.

Admission Cycle

The admission application materials for the College of Graduate Studies (COGS) for this Family Nurse Practitioner certificate must be received by April 1st for admission consideration into the summer or fall semester cohort. Phone interviews with individuals under consideration may be conducted prior to admission.

Admission Criteria

  1. Master's degree in Nursing from a college accredited by the appropriate accrediting association. The MAT or GRE is not required for admission.
  2. Minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 (on 4.0 scale)
  3. Current RN license in state of residence
  4. Submission/completion of the College of Graduate Studies application (on-line)
  5. Proof of current malpractice liability insurance
  6. Must have the capability to fully utilize and interact within the on-line course delivery format of the institution.

Specific Admission Policy

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

Progression Policy

A student admitted Non-Degree to the Post-MSN Nurse Psychiatric Mental Health 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.

Family Nurse Practitioner: up to 43 credit hours

An individualized Program of Study is developed by the Graduate Program Director of the School of Nursing after a Gap Analysis is performed. Students must submit their transcripts and their syllabi for each course to be considered as equal to the courses offered at Georgia Southern University for the completion of the certificate.

Credit Hours
Graduate Core18
NURS   8136Family Theory and Issues Management3
NURS   9131Biometrics for Advanced Practice Nursing3
NURS   9134Health Care Organization, Financing and Policy Development3
NURS   9137Clinical Scholarship I: Theory, Scientific Underpinnings, and Evidence-Based Practice3
NURS   9138Clinical Scholarship II: Theory, Scientific Underpinnings, and Evidence-Based Practice3
NURS   9231Advanced Nursing Practice and DNP Role Transition3
Advanced Practice Core13
NURS   5210GAdvanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan Clinical1
NURS   5230GAdvanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan3
NURS   6134Differential Diagnosis and Pathophysiology3
NURS   6135Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nursing3
NURS   6230Epidemiology and Transcultural Issues for APN3
Specialty Courses15
NURS   7224Primary Care Clinical I: Women's Health2
NURS   7225Primary Care Clinical II: Pediatric Health2
NURS   7226Primary Care Clinical III: Adult/Gero2
NURS   7231Primary Care I: Women3
NURS   7233Primary Care II: Pediatrics3
NURS   7235Primary Care III: Adult/Gero3


School of Nursing
Graduate Program
P.O. Box 8158
Statesboro, GA 30460-8158
FAX (912)478-1679