Post-Master's Certificate for FNPs General Admission Eligibility

  1. Master of Science in Nursing from a regionally-accredited institution with a nationally-accredited school of nursing.
  2. One year post-licensure clinical work experience in the United States.
  3. Current unencumbered Georgia Registered Nurse license.

General Requirements for Post-Masters Certificate for FNPs

The following documents must be received prior to admission:

  1. North Georgia Graduate Admissions application and non-refundable application fee.
  2. Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education previously attended. Official international transcripts must have a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Transcripts must include certification that the applicant has received a master's degree from a regionally-accredited institution and state a calculated cumulative GPA.

In accordance with Board of Regents' policy, the following documents must be received two weeks prior to the first day of the term:

  1. North Georgia Immunization Certification form. Applicants seeking admission for an online program are required to submit the North Georgia Immunization Certificate form by checking the exemption for distance learning/online. If at any time students choose to take a class on the Dahlonega campus, or any other designated campus site, they are required to submit complete immunization documentation according to Board of Regents' policy.
  2. If applying for in-state tuition, proof of lawful presence in the U.S.

The following documents must be received prior to the first day of the initial term for which the student is enrolled:

  1. Copy of Georgia Registered Nurse (RN) license.
  2. Proof of FNP student liability insurance.
  3. Completed Accident/Illness Waiver form.
  4. Evidence of current CPR certification.
  5. Criminal background check.
  6. Completed Department of Nursing Medical form. It is the student's responsibility to make sure all requirements are up to date.

Students who have not submitted all of the above documentation prior to the first day of the term will not be allowed to attend until all documentation has been received. Students are responsible for all course material and for all announcements and assignments. The decision to permit students to make up work that is required in any missed class resides with the instructor.