Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner

Columbus State University
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 44

Program Description

The M.S.N. Family Nurse Practitioner program is designed for the registered BSN nurse to complete a degree conveniently and efficiently while continuing a career.

No commuting to campus

Complete the program in as little as 2 years if you attend full-time (five semesters, 44 semester hrs)

Highly qualified faculty members with various nursing backgrounds who facilitate learning

100% Online Asynchronous courses

Clinical hours completed in your own area (765 clinical hrs are required)

The master's degree program in nursing at Georgia Intercollegiate Consortium for Graduate Nursing Education (Consortium of Columbus State University and Georgia Southwestern University) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

The FNP degree is offered cooperatively by Columbus State University and Georgia Southwestern University, both fully accredited institutions in the University System of Georgia. The Georgia Intercollegiate Consortium for Graduate Nursing Education (GICGNE) has a mission to prepare safe and competent professional nurses, who in collaboration with others, provide or facilitate high quality patient-centered care in a global society and achieve academic excellence in nursing education through learner centered teaching, evidence based practice, creative inquiry and student engagement. Also, the mission is to prepare competent and caring individuals for a life of success and leadership in professional nursing through intellectual, personal and social growth and to contribute to the communities in which they live and work.

Ranked among the top regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report with special recognition of its online programs in the College of Education and Health Professions.

The FNP Program is ranked among the Best Online Nurse Practitioner Programs by Best (

Admissions Information

A)Hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from a regionally accredited university and a nationally accredited nursing program (NLNAC or CCNE)

B)Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0

C)Current unencumbered RN license in the state where clinical course requirements will be met

D)Three (3) professional letters of reference

E)Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) required for admission to the family nurse practitioner program

F)Acceptance into the Graduate School at Columbus State University. For more information about graduate programs at CSU go to http://gradschool.columbusstat...

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