2 years
Study mode
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The purpose of graduate education in nursing is to prepare scholars, clinicians, and leaders in the profession. Graduate study provides for acquisition of advanced theoretical knowledge to inform clinical practice and to provide a foundation for doctoral study.

The purpose of the FNP option is to prepare graduates to provide advanced knowledge and skills on which to base clinical practice as an FNP and to contribute to eligibility for national certification as a FNP.

Face-to-face courses meet once per week on the Macon Campus in the evening. Many of the courses are hybrid or online.

Entry Requirements


Admission requirements include (in addition to licensure, health, and insurance requirements)

  • A BSN degree from a NLNAC or CCNE accredited nursing program.
  • A GPA of 2.75 or higher in 3000 and 4000 level courses for their BSN major.
  • Successful completion of an undergraduate statistics course and for Adult Health and FNP options, completion of a physical assessment course.
  • Completion of Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT).