Requirements - MS FNP Program
In order to be eligible to apply to the graduate program a candidate must have:
1. BS in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing. RNs with a BS in a related field
may be admitted with a specialized program of study determined by MS Program Coordinator.
2. One year post-licensure clinical work experience.
3. Current Georgia RN license.
Those who are eligible to apply should:
1. Submit an application to the office of Graduate Admissions as well as:
a. Transcripts from all institutions attended
(minimum GPA of at least 2.75)
b. Three letters of recommendation.
c. Certificate of immunization form.
d. Complete the GRE or MAT exam with satisfactory scores.
2. Submit an application to the Department of Nursing, MS FNP Program .
Prior to enrollment students must show proof of current liability insurance as a nurse practioner student, evidence of current CPR certification, and complete the Department of Nursing health form and record of immunizations.
The MS FNP Program follows the guidelines for admission as outlined in the NGCSU Graduate Bulletin. Graduate Admission does not guarantee admission to the MS FNP Program.
Post-Masters Certificate Students for the MS FNP Program must hold a graduate degree in Nursing from an accredited program. To receive the Post-Masters FNP Certificate, students must successfully complete an individualized plan of study developed by the MS coordinator. Contact the MS coordinator at 706-864-1489 to schedule a meeting to discuss individual requirements.
Each new cycle of courses will begin during Summer Semester. The deadline for admission application is February 28th of each year. Students may enroll in non-clinical core courses on a part-time basis throughout the year once admitted to the graduate school. Enrollment in clinical courses is restricted to students who are admitted to the MS FNP Program. Admission to the graduate school and completion of core courses does not assure a space in the MS FNP Program.
For a graduate application, please call (706) 864-1543 or write to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
North Georgia College & State University
Dahlonega, GA 30597
For additional nursing information,
call the MS FNP Program, (706) 867-2800,
or write to:
Master of Science
Family Nurse Practitioner Program
Department of Nursing, NGCSU,
Dahlonega, GA 30597