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    Sep 22, 2023  
2015-2016 Augusta University Graduate and Professional Catalog 
2015-2016 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.

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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.


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 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:

Estimated Tuition and Fees

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

Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program Curriculum