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Post-Master’s Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner

The University of North Georgia offers a Post-Master’s Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner. To receive the Post-Master’s Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner, students must successfully complete up to 46 credit hours of family nurse practitioner coursework, including all clinical courses plus Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology, and Advanced Physical Assessment if not already taken at the graduate level. An individualized plan of study is developed based on the student’s earned master’s degree.

Application & Supporting Documents Deadline

February 28
Note: All application materials are to be received prior to the deadline.  The Post-Master Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner program will review all completed applications after the application deadline.

Quick Facts

Dahlonega campus
Program length varies
Program begins June summer session
Federal financial aid not available
Select Your Student Type for Requirements and Application Steps

Post-Master's Certificate Seeking Regular

Requirements

  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from a regionally accredited institution with a nationally accredited school of nursing.
  • One year of post-licensure clinical work experience in the United States is preferred.
  • Current unencumbered Georgia registered nurse license.
  • Required Supplemental Documentation
    • FNP supplemental application form (included in online application; separate form if downloading paper application).
    • Professional Resume.
    • If accepted, the following documents must be received prior to the first day of the initial semester. Students who have not submitted all of the following prior to the first day of the semester will not be allowed to attend until all documentation has been received.
      • A copy of Georgia registered nurse (RN) license.
      • Completed accident/wellness waiver form.
      • Evidence of current CPR certification.
      • Criminal background check.
      • Completed Department of Nursing medical form.

Applying to UNG

Submit the online application for Graduate Admissions.

Please allow three business days after submitting your application for processing. You will receive an email from grads@ung.edu after your application has been reviewed for accuracy and updated with submitted documents. Please do not check your application status prior to receiving an email from this office as your online application checklist will not accurately reflect the required items for your program of interest.

  • Non-refundable application fee of $40.
  • Pay with a credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) or electronic check (U.S. banks only) when completing the online application.
  • Include a check or money order payable to UNG when submitting a paper application.
  • Required supplemental documents may be uploaded with your application or emailed to grads@ung.edu.

Submit one set of official transcripts from each institution attended for all course work, undergraduate and graduate level.

  • Transfer credit posted on records of other institutions is not accepted in lieu of transcripts from original institutions. Please request a transcript from each institution attended.
  • Transcripts that have been opened, scanned or forwarded by email are not official and will not be accepted.
  • Official paper transcripts are accepted if submitted from the issuing institution and mailed to University of North Georgia Admissions Imaging Center, P.O. Box 1358, Gainesville, GA 30503-1358. Student paper transcripts are accepted only when issued to the student in a sealed envelope and submitted to Graduate Admissions unopened.
  • Official electronic transcripts are accepted if submitted from the issuing institution to grads@ung.edu. Depending on the transcript service you are using, grads@ung.edu may not be an available option. You may then select any admissions or undergraduate admissions @ung.edu address. Electronic transcripts forwarded via email from the student are not accepted.
  • International transcripts must have a course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Official evaluations must include certification that the applicant's course work and degrees earned are equivalent to course work and degrees earned from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States and include a cumulative grade point average. Evaluations should be submitted from the evaluation service to Graduate Admissions. Evaluations must include certification that the applicant has received a baccalaureate from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 2.75. 
  • Graduate Admissions will retrieve transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at UNG. You do not need to order official transcripts from UNG.

Board of Regents’ policy requires all applicants accepted for admission or readmission to UNG seeking in-state for tuition classification provide validation of residency and lawful presence in both the state of Georgia and the United States.

All International

An international student is someone who has not been granted or does not have U.S. citizenship or permanent U.S. residency. The FNP program does not permit F-1 visa student admission.

Appeal of Graduate Admission

A candidate whose application is denied has the right to appeal the decision. A written letter of appeal must include strong evidence to support the basis for your appeal. The appeal should consist of information beyond what was previously submitted in your admissions file and detail your ability to be successful in graduate studies.

  • Students whose appeals are granted will be admitted as provisional students.
  • Students are not eligible for financial aid while taking courses under a provisional admission status.
  • Students may not appeal for regular admission.

Email your letter of appeal as a pdf attachment to grads@ung.edu.

Program Questions?

Tina Cannon
Nursing Graduate Program Coordinator
706-867-4592

Professional Licensure and Certification

The University of North Georgia offers degree programs that meet the educational requirements students need to apply for professional licensure and certifications in Georgia. The programs may not meet education requirements for licensure or certification in other states.

For additional information, please review the Professional Licensure and Certification Disclosure.

Accreditation

The master's/post-master's nursing programs at the University of North Georgia, Dahlonega campus located in Dahlonega, GA is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the master's/post-master's nursing program is continuing accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program.

ACEN Accreditation seal for nursing

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