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Nurse Practitioner (NP) Programs in Georgia

Nurse Practitioners in Georgia are considered Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. To become or practice as a licensed nurse practitioner in Georgia you must successfully complete an advanced practice specialty education program in the nurse practitioner specialty you will be practicing in as well as complete national certification in your specialty through the appropriate certification board.
(Source: Georgia Board of Nursing)

There are many nurse practitioner programs offered in the state of Georgia including online programs for the registered nurse that needs a flexible schedule to complete his/her education while continuing in their current position. NP programs generally take 18 to 24 months to complete and are often MSN programs with a concentration in a particular specialty such as emergency medicine nurse practitioner or family nurse practitioner. You will find a variety of NP programs along with contact information below.

Generally the MSN nurse practitioner courses cover patient assessment, management of illness or disease, prevention of illness or disease or injury and related areas. Students examine these topics in a variety of health care settings from urban to rural. Clinical experience hours vary but are commonly around 600 hours to meet accreditation requirements. Online nurse practitioner programs often provide assistance in arranging Clinical sites and preceptors in the student's local geography.

Graduates are prepared for Georgia's rapidly changing and increasingly complex health care environment. Graduates of the programs below will also be eligible for the certification exams appropriate to their area of concentration. Learn about other non-advanced practice areas of specialization including nurse leaders, nurse educators, nurse administrators, Care Coordinators, Case Managers, Managed Care Consultants and more - MSN programs in Georgia.

According to the Advance for Nurse Practitioner 2007 Salary Survey, Nurse Practitioners in Georgia made an average annual salary of $75,813 with those in emergency medicine and anesthesia earning significantly more.

Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner Programs in Georgia

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies - Online

The Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies Graduate nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) accredits the certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs. These programs are enrolling now. Request information today.

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwifery/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner)

  • Click Here to request information from Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies.

Kaplan University

The Master's in Nursing online programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing, MS in Nursing - (Tracks: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator, Nurse Informatics), Graduate Certificate - (Tracks: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator, Nurse Informatics)

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Maryville University

Maryville University - St. Louis offers two CCNE accredited online MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Family Nurse Practitioner -FNP, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - AGNP)

  • Click Here for information about the Maryville University Online MSN programs.

University of Cincinnati - College of Nursing

The University of Cincinnati - College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The MSN - Nurse Midwifery online program is accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Specializations: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Midwifery, Clinical Nurse Specialist - Nurse Educator)

  • Click Here for information about the University of Cincinnati Online MSN programs.

Frontier Nursing University - Distance Education

The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.

Programs Offered: Online ADN - MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN - (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)

  • Click Here for more information about the Frontier Nursing University distance education programs.

Graceland University - School of Nursing

The RN-BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited. RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN program Practicums can be completed in the student's community.

Online Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN - (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Graduate Certificate (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education), Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP (Online)

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Regis University - Loretto Height School of Nursing

The Regis University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing (Tracks: Leadership in Health Care Systems - Management or Education), Online DNP - (Tracks: Advanced Practice Nursing, Advanced Leadership in Health Care)

  • Click Here to request information about the Online DNP program.

Philadelphia University - Distance Education

The Midwifery Institute is accredited by the American Commission for Midwifery Education.

Programs Offered: MS Completion Program - Midwifery, MS in Disaster Medicine and Management, MS - Midwifery.

  • Click Here for information about the Philadelphia University's Online Master's in Disaster Medicine & Management Program.
  • Click Here for information about the Online MS - Midwifery Programs.

Brenau University - Nursing

Programs Offered: MSN Online, MSN FNP, MSN Nurse Educator, MSN Nurse Manager

  • Brenau University Online College, 500 Washington Street, SE, Gainesville, GA 30501, PH: 770-534-6197

Emory University - Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

The MSN programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: RN to MSN Online, MSN-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, MSN-Adult Nurse Practitioner, MSN-Emergency Nurse Practitioner, MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN-Family Nurse-Midwife, MSN-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, MSN-Nurse-Midwifery, MSN-Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care, MSN-Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care, MSN-Public Health Nursing Leadership, MSN-Women's Health/Adult Health Nurse Practitioner, MSN-Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, MSN-Women's Health Care (Title X), MSN-Master of Public Health

  • Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing - Emory University, 1520 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30322-4207, PH: 404-727-7980

Georgia College & State University - School of Health Sciences

Programs Offered: MSN - concentrations in (Nurse Educator, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family Nurse Practitioner, Health Care Informatics, Nursing Services, MBA)

  • Division of Professional Nursing - School of Health Sciences, Campus Box 64, Milledgeville, GA 31061, PH: 478-445-1076

Georgia Southern University - College of Health and Human Sciences

The MSN is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and accredited by the CCNE.

Programs Offered: MSN with concentrations in (Family Nurse Practitioner, Womens' Health Nurse Practioner, Community Health Clinical Nurse Specialist)

  • School of Nursing - Georgia Southern University, P.O. Box 8158, Statesboro, GA 30460-8158, PH: 912-478-5994

Georgia State University - Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing

Programs Offered: MSN with concentrations in: Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Practitioner Program, Child Health Clinical Nurse Specialist/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Practitioner (

  • Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing - Georgia State University, P.O. Box 4019, Atlanta, Georgia 30302-4019, PH: 404-413-1200

Philadelphia University - Distance Education

Programs Offered: MS Completion Program - Midwifery, MS in Disaster Medicine and Management, MS - Midwifery.

  • Click Here for information about the Philadelphia University's Online Masters Programs.

Valdosta State University - College of Nursing

Programs Offered: MSN with concentrations in: Care Manager, Nurse Educator, Nurse Administrator, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health) (CCNE Accredited MSN Programs)

  • Valdosta State University - College of Nursing, S. Walter Martin Hall, 1300 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, GA 31698, PH: 229-333-5959

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