WellStar School of Nursing
BSN-MSN NP Program
BSN-MSN Foreign Born Physician Program
The Foreign Born MD to Nurse Practitioner admission option allows physicians who graduated from international medical schools with the equivalent of a baccalaureate degree in medicine from an accredited university to complete the BSN requirements in the accelerated program sequence. In the fifth semester of the program students simultaneously begin non-clinical master’s level courses in the WellStar Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program. Upon graduation with the BSN, passing the NCLEX, receiving licensure as a registered nurse in Georgia, and fulfilling all MSN admission criteria students are fully admitted to the MSN program and complete the clinical courses in the nurse practitioner program. Graduation from the MSN Program allows the student to sit for national certification as a family nurse practitioner. Successful completion of this and other licensure requirements of the Georgia Board of Nursing result in licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse.
This accelerated track requires intensive study and time commitment. The program can be completed in as few as 8 semesters or 26 months. The program is a combination of two established nursing programs, Accelerated BSN and MSN Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Further information about both of those programs can be found in the catalog.