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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 Deadline

February 28

Quick Facts

Dahlonega campus
Program length varies
Program begins June summer session
Federal financial aid not available

Program Questions?

Tina Cannon
Nursing Graduate Programs 
Office Administrator

Select Your Student Type for Requirements and Application Steps

Post-Master's Certificate Seeking Regular


  • 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.
  • 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.
      • Proof of FNP student liability.
      • 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 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

Submit official transcript confirming master’s degree.

  • Paper transcripts should be mailed to Graduate Admissions. 
  • Electronic transcripts should be submitted to
  • Official transcripts are accepted directly from the issuing institution via postal mail or electronically to Student transcripts are accepted only when issued to the student in a sealed envelope and submitted to Graduate Admissions unopened.
  • 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.
  • Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at UNG will be obtained by Graduate Admissions.
  • If you completed your undergraduate degree at UNG, request official transcripts only from schools attended after graduating 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. In order for these students to study in the United States, they must obtain an F-1 or J-1 visa. International applicants must enroll for at least nine hours per semester, excluding summer semester.  The Post-Master’s Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner 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. Appeal letter should clearly state the grounds for appeal.

  • 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.

Appeals must be submitted to:
Graduate Admissions
University of North Georgia
82 College Circle
Dahlonega, GA 30597-1001

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