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
The Clayton State MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program is for the Registered Nurse who holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and has a desire to further their career interests with this advanced clinical degree. Work experience as a registered nurse is preferred but not required.
The MSN program at Clayton State allows for the flexibility of an
online program, but the real-time contact with faculty and fellow
students. You can study at home, but not alone.
All courses are 100% online. Each class will have at least one
to multiple synchronous class meetings online via WebEx. All the
students enrolled in the class and the faculty member will be online at
the same time for discussions and presentations. They will be able
to see each other utilizing web cams and speak to each other via
headsets. The number of synchronous sessions is determined by the
faculty of each course. Faculty members can be contacted via
SKYPE, email or office phone.
The MSN program can be completed in two academic years or four semesters of full-time study of 9 credit hours per term. While part-time and full-time progressions are available, students are expected to graduate within six years and must take a minimum of four classes per academic year.
You will work closely with faculty advisors within your area of
concentration when designing your program progression. Required courses
for each concentration are identified on the course progression.
All admissions requirements are presented in the applications link on
our MSN website. All applicants are required to take the GRE which includes an
analytical writing assessment. Changes to the GRE exam require the
applicant to have taken the exam within the past five years. Enrollment
in the MSN program is limited.
Monies may be available from a variety of local, state and federal
sources. Federal nurse traineeships are available through the U.S. Division of Nursing. Contact the Department of Nursing for more specific information about traineeships and other financial aid.