The four-semester, 49-hour program of study may be pursued full time or part time. Students may also pursue a dual MSN/MPH degree through the School of Nursing and the Rollins School of Public Health. A Post-Master’s option is also available for those who have another certification specialty
Students complete more than 750 hours of directly supervised clinical practice and clinical simulation. . Multiple clinical sites are available in the metropolitan-Atlanta area. These sites include primary care facilities, internal medicine practices, specialty practices such as endocrine and cardiology, and behavioral health.
As the population of older adults grows exponentially, graduates of this program of study are prepared to improve the care of this entire population—by in depth study of disease trends, evidence based guidelines, and preservation of physical, mental and social function to end of life. Career Opportunities Graduates of this program are prepared for advanced practice roles in a wide variety of health care settings. In addition to working as a nurse practitioner, graduates have found positions as researchers, consultants, or educators.
Veterans Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership for Graduate Education (VANAP-GE)
Students admitted to this program are eligible to apply for the Veterans Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership for Graduate Education Scholars Program (VANAP-GE).
DNP Program Option
This specialty is also offered in a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) format.