Georgia College School of Nursing offers a number of options for Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) prepared nurses who are seeking certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwife, or Women's Health Nurse Practitioner. Our programs are offered in a fully online format with minimal face to face on-campus requirements during the program.
For students who already hold an MSN, DNP, or Ph.D. in Nursing degree but are not board-certified APRNs and are missing the “3 Ps” (Physical assessment, pathophysiology, pharmacology), the course requirements can take up to two years to complete for a total of 32 credit hours.
For students who hold an APRN license and are board-certified in a specialty area, an individualized program of study will be developed by the program coordinator in the School of Nursing after determining equivalency of courses. Students should submit all course syllabi for review. PLEASE NOTE: 11 credit hours is the minimum number required by GC to obtain the post-master certificate.
The master’s degree program in nursing, and post graduate APRN certificate programs at Georgia College & State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ,655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
Programs of Study
- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCERT)
- American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
- American College of Nurse Midwives
- American Nurses Association
- American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
- Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
- Georgia Board of Nursing
- Georgia Nurses Association
- National League for Nursing
- Sigma Theta Tau International
- Post MSN Student Handbook - 2020 Cohort (.pdf)
- Post MSN Student Handbook - 2021 Cohort (.pdf)
- Post MSN Student Handbook - 2022 Cohort (.pdf)
- Post MSN Student Handbook - 2023 Cohort (.pdf)
- Post MSN Midwifery Student Handbook - 2021 Cohort (.pdf)
- Post MSN Midwifery Student Handbook - 2022 Cohort (.pdf)
- Post MSN Midwifery Student Handbook - 2023 Cohort (.pdf)