MSN Nurse Practitioner Program



Advance your career and scope of practice—and earning potential—with a Master of Science in Nursing degree. Gain the credentials that will allow you to practice in all healthcare settings, with the greatest employment potential.


The WellStar MSN Primary Care Nurse Practitioner is a professional degree which prepares experienced Registered Nurses to sit for certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. The program builds on the background of professional nurses to prepare them to function as primary care givers in the emerging collaborative world of healthcare.


Housed in the WellStar College of Health & Human Services, the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Nurse Practitioner Program maintains close community ties with a variety of healthcare agencies. A heavy emphasis is placed upon precepted clinical experiences.


The WellStar MSN Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program is a 40 semester hour course of study which consists of three components:

  • 14 credit hours of core classes
  • 8 credit hours of primary care area of concentration
  • 18 credit hours of residency

Please note: All classes are offered in an alternate weekend schedule.


Program Details




Please note that the application deadline for the WellStar Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program is March 1st of each year.




If you have any questions after looking over the information presented above, please contact:


Jerryl Morris

Graduate Student Services


Phone: 470-578-2030


Debbie King, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, PNP-C

NP Program Coordinator


Phone: 470-578-2398