Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner
Available at the Macon Center Campus.
The Family Nurse Practitioner program at the Georgia College School of Nursing prepares students to provide complete, advanced care for the whole family. This master’s option couples theoretical background with evidence-based clinical experiences in a wide variety of community-based practice settings.
With unique access to respected Georgia College faculty and resources, you will develop skills in providing health assessment, direct care and health maintenance promotion information and tools to the entire family. You will learn to approach patient care broadly, in the context of the family’s physical, emotional, mental and sociocultural systems.
Those who earn a master’s degree for the nurse practitioner in family primary care:
- Can address a wide range of primary care needs, write prescriptions and order diagnostic tests
- Apply evidence-based, family-centered approach to diagnosing and managing common acute and chronic health problems of individuals from infancy through adulthood
- Work in diverse practice settings such as health clinics and maintenance organizations, student health services, private medical offices, correctional facilities and emergency rooms.
- Are prepared to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center or National Certification Board of Family Nurse Practitioners/Nurses certification examinations as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care.
- Can complete the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at GC in 5 additional semesters after the masters
Course of Study
The 40-credit FNP program is offered in a convenient online for didactic course work. Clinical hours are arranged in a timeframe and community setting that is convenient for the student. The program can be completed in six semesters of full-time study or nine semester of part-time study, integrating approximately two weeks of on-site immersion experience each year with online and virtual learning experiences.
The Post-MSN option is available for those who hold an MSN and are seeking specialization as a family nurse practitioner. Admission requirements include completing an application for enrichment and sending all undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
Dr. Deborah MacMillan
Assistant Director Graduate Program
School of Nursing
Macon Graduate Center
Macon, GA 31201