Clayton State University
Master of Science in Nursing
School of Nursing
2000 Clayton State Boulevard
Morrow, GA 30260-0285
(678) 466-4999 (fax)
Dr. Victoria Foster
Director, Master of Science in Nursing
Ms. Christy Hicks
Program Manager, Master of Science in Nursing
Clayton State University Master of Science (MSN) in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program is designed to prepare professional registered nurses for APN roles as culturally competent primary providers of clients, families and communities. Course and clinical work emphasizes the care of adult, pediatric and geriatric patients and their families. Post BSN students enrolled in the program will be required to take 46 credit hours with 630 hours of clinical experiences. Students possessing an MSN will receive credit for 6 hours and will be exempt from 3 classes, but will still need 630 clinical hours.
The program is a committed champion to the training of a diverse workforce that reflects the population of Georgia. Combining rigorous coursework with hands on clinical experience, students learn to collaboratively manage acute and chronic conditions as well as provide excellent community-based primary care to diverse, underserved, and vulnerable populations.
The curriculum has been developed to meet current national standards. Graduates of the FNP program are eligible to sit for national certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
The degree offers graduates the opportunities to: