Nov 15, 2018  
2016-2017 Augusta University Graduate and Professional Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Augusta University Graduate and Professional Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Post-Master's Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner


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About the Program

The certificate program is designed for nurses who currently hold an APRN certification and would like to expand their scope to provide primary healthcare to clients, families and communities. Upon completion, the students are eligible to take the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) certification exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

For more information, call 706-721-3676, or visit http://www.gru.edu/nursing/pmc.php.

Career Opportunities

  • Primary care settings such as health clinics, medical offices and managed care settings.
  • Specialty settings such as cardiology, emergency medicine, occupational health, women’s health, psych-mental health and acute care.
  • Other areas such as clinical research, education and public health.

Salary Information

Salary varies according to the location, setting and expertise of the practitioner with a starting salary approximately $70-90,000 annually.

Accreditation

This program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Graduates are prepared to meet the eligibility requirements for national board certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Technical Requirements

Computer literacy - A laptop is required upon enrollment. See minimum laptop specifications at http://www.gru.edu/nursing/laptop_requirements.php. A working knowledge of word porcessing, presentation, and data spreadsheet software is highliy recommended.

Admission Requirements

Please see the Office of Academic Admissions website for specific admissions information:

http://www.gru.edu/admissions/graduate/FNP-CERT.php

Estimated Tuition and Fees

For estimated tuition and fees, please see the Financial Information  section of this catalog.

Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program Curriculum

Total Credit Hours: 21


A minimum of 21 credit hours are required, but individuals may be required to complete additional hours based on an individualized gap analysis.

Total Clinical/Lab Hours: 586


A minimum of 586 clinical hours are required, but individuals may be required to complete additional hours based on an individualized gap analysis.

The following courses are required if not completed prior to the start of the certificate program:

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