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Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner

The Master of Science (MSN) in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program is designed to prepare professional registered nurses for advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) roles as culturally competent primary care providers of clients, families and communities.

The program is accessible with flexible pathways for registered nurses who hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing to earn their master’s degree conveniently and efficiently. Full-time study can be completed in two years and part-time study in three years. Classes are offered primarily online to accommodate competing demands for your time and the program has a deep commitment to providing access to appropriate preceptors and clinical sites.

Combining rigorous coursework with hands-on clinical experience, you will learn to collaboratively manage acute and chronic conditions across the lifespan as well as provide excellent community-based primary care to diverse, underserved, and vulnerable populations. Our innovative curriculum incorporates Interdisciplinary collaboration and meets the standards for national certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

The program is a committed champion to the training of a diverse workforce that reflects the population of Georgia. Our beautiful campus located 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta offers you access to our extensive healthcare network. You will learn alongside expert clinicians and systems administrators to prepare for advanced practice nursing roles and leadership positions. Our graduates are prepared for new career avenues and expanding roles in the rapidly changing healthcare arena.

At this time, Clayton State University's MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program cannot accept NP applicants from eCompact states; however, all clinical rotations/preceptorships must be completed in the state of Georgia.

Contact Us

Clayton State University
School of Nursing
2000 Clayton State Boulevard
Morrow, GA 30260-0285
(678) 466-4958
(678) 466-4999 (fax)

Leadership Team

Dr. Michael Scott

Michelle Nelson
Director, Graduate Nursing Program

Christy Hicks

Christy Hicks
Program Manager, College of Health