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Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner Admissions

Admission to the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program begins with applying through Graduate Admissions.

At this time, Clayton State University cannot accept inquiries from outside the state of Georgia for the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Program.

Deadlines

The completed application for admission and a nonrefundable $50.00 (U.S. currency) processing fee payable to Clayton State University should be submitted to the Graduate Enrollment Services by the appropriate deadline specified below. Submit electronic payment with electronic application. An application will not be processed without the application fee, and there are no provisions to waive or postpone this fee.

The final deadlines for applications and supporting documents for graduate applicants with United States citizenship or permanent resident status are:

Desired Term Application and Document Deadline

Fall

July 15

The priority deadline for applicants seeking an early start in summer semester is:

Desired Term Application and Document Deadline

Fall

January 15

Admissions Requirements

The Admission Packet includes the following items:

  • Completed application for admission to the School of Graduate Studies and a $50 application fee. The application fee is non-refundable and may not be applied to any other university fees should you be accepted. These forms are submitted electronically using the online application which is available on the School of Graduate Studies website under the forms tab.
  • One (1) Official copy of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work previously undertaken. Admission to the Master of Science in Nursing program requires a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and current, unrestricted RN Georgia licensure. All students entering the FNP program must have already taken a baccalaureate level pharmacology course and passed the course with a grade of B or better. Students who completed a combined pathophysiology/pharmacology course with a grade of B or better may submit course syllabus to determine if content is appropriate to meet this prerequisite. Please note: The School of Graduate Studies cannot be held responsible for delays that occur during the mailing process.
  • Three letters of recommendation. Three letters of recommendation that comment on the applicant’s potential for success in a graduate academic program. Letters should be on institutional letterhead and emailed directly to Graduate Enrollment Services (graduate@clayton.edu).
  • A statement of purpose that is no more than two (2) typewritten pages, single-spaced. The statement should describe the applicant's pertinent personal and professional experience and education, as well as his or her interests and goals in pursuing the Master of Science in Nursing degree.
  • An interview on campus may be required. Please contact the Master of Science in Nursing Graduate Program Director for more information.
  • Clinical Experience: 1-2 years of clinical nursing experience is preferred.
  • Licensure and Certification:  Proof of current unrestricted Georgia RN license or eligibility for Georgia RN licensure is required for admission. Proof of licensure, regardless of state, is required prior to the end of the first semester.

All application materials should be emailed to the Graduate Enrollment Services at graduate@clayton.edu.

If you have questions about the graduate admission process, please send an e-mail or contact Graduate Enrollment Services at (678) 466-4113.