Master of Science (MS) Nursing Program Rural Primary Family Nurse Practitioner
Welcome to the home page of the Master of Science Rural Primary Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program. The FNP major is a 46 hour program of study that prepares experienced registered nurses to sit for national certification as a family nurse practitioner and to qualify for advanced practice authorization in the State of Georgia. This National League for Nursing Accrediting Commision (NLNAC) program builds on the foundation of professional nursing practice to prepare nurse practitioners to function in collaborative practice roles in primary care settings.
The curriculum is designed so that a student may progress full time through two years of study, or at an individualized part time pace to complete the program. All classes are scheduled one day per week. During the clinical nursing sequence, students complete a minimum of 780 clinical contact hours with primary care preceptors. Preceptors include nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, physicians and physician's assistants in various family care settings.