Master’s Program – Family Nurse Practitioner
This advanced practice nursing option focuses on the preparation of registered nurses who can function in the role of a primary care nurse practitioner. The program emphasizes excellence in clinical practice, research, critical thinking, inquiry, and leadership. The curriculum consists of a minimum of 48 semester hours of study. Full-time and part-time study may be selected. Each student’s program of study will be planned at the time of admission. Students will be advised of any curricular changes at that time. Graduates of the Family Nurse Practitioner option are employed in a variety of clinical and ambulatory settings and are eligible for certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Required Core Courses (22 Credit Hours)
Nurs 7310: Advanced Pathophysiological Concepts in Nursing –Part I – 3
Nurs 7320: Advanced Pathophysiological Concepts in Nursing –Part II – 3
Nurs 7500: Advanced Health Assessment – 3
Nurs 7550: Pharmacology for the Advanced Practice Nurse – 3
Nurs 7600: The Culture of Health Care – 2
Nurs 7950: Theoretical Foundations and Research Methods for Advanced Practice Nursing – 3
Nurs 7940: Advance Professional Nurse Practice Issues – 2
SNHP7800: Interprofessional Collaboration for Advanced Practice – 3
Required Specialty Courses (26 Credit Hours)
Nurs 7010: Gerontological Nursing – 3
Nurs 7340: Common Health Problems of Adults (135 clinical hours) – 7
Nurs 7342: Common Health Problems of Children and Adolescents (135 clinical hours) – 6
Nurs 7080: Advanced Practice in Ambulatory Health Care of Women (135 clinical hours) – 6
Nurs 7360: Advanced Family Nurse Practicum (180 clinical hours) – 4
TOTAL SEMESTER HOUR REQUIREMENT – 48
For further information and application materials, contact:
140 Decatur St.
Room 900 Urban Life Building
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 4019
Atlanta, GA 30302-4019
National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing
Georgia State University School of Nursing is a member of the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing.
Accreditation and Approvals
The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Georgia State are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
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