The Wellstar Primary Care Nurse Practitioner MSN program will prepare you to function as a primary caregiver. With accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, you can enjoy more career autonomy and have significant career potential. After graduating, you’ll also be prepared for national certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (NP).
Shortest Nurse Practitioner Program in Georgia
This program is conducted on KSU’s Kennesaw campus on alternate weekends and is the shortest nurse practitioner program in Georgia, with only four semesters that can be completed in 15 months.
Emphasis on Practicum Experiences
The Primary Care Nurse Practitioner courses provide hands-on training and in-depth knowledge focusing on practicum experiences. Courses explore healthcare theory, pharmacology, research, assessment, clinical management, diversity, and other concepts necessary for success as a Nurse Practitioner.
Welcoming Learning Environment
The Nurse Practitioner learning environment at KSU is welcoming, with small classes promoting collaboration with peers and faculty members. The program has a broad array of practicum sites in north Georgia, so you can put your skills to work and expand your professional network. The courses are taught by expert doctoral faculty who are experienced educators with relevant real-world experience.
GRE, One Year of Experience Required
The need for skilled and experienced nurse practitioners has increased dramatically in recent years, thus this program does not require GRE. It does require one year of full-time professional experience as a Registered Nurse (which must have occurred within the last five years and have involved direct patient care). You must also have a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from a nationally accredited institution with a satisfactory grade-point average of at least 3.0. Program admission is very competitive so be sure to submit your application, application fee, and all required documents by the deadline: Dec. 5.
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Well-Respected in the Marketplace – KSU nursing graduates have been sought after by Georgia’s top-tier healthcare employers for the past 45 years.
Affordability – KSU’s nurse practitioner program is offered at a far lower cost than private universities and for-profit programs.
Valuable Hands-on Components – The program has established relationships with a broad array of preceptor practicum sites in north Georgia.
Tuition Reimbursement - Many local healthcare employers offer tuition reimbursement for graduate study. Check with your employer’s human resources personnel to find out if you qualify.
Class Schedule – KSU’s NP classes are held on campus on alternate weekends for four semesters or 15 months. It’s the shortest NP program in Georgia!
The Nurse Practitioner degree will prepare you for a wide array of career paths to choose from, including clinical and nonclinical opportunities.