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Mercer University

M.Sc.
24 months
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20252 USD/year
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About

Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University offers a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with a  Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) track.  

Overview

The purpose of the MSN degree program is to prepare professional nursing leaders in advanced specialty areas of nursing. Areas of concentration in this graduate program can be practiced in a variety of health care delivery systems and settings. 

The program builds upon baccalaureate preparation in nursing and is based on processes of advanced clinical practice; advanced theoretical application; social, economic, and political interpretation; professional role development; and legal and ethical analyses. The program provides the opportunity for students to think and write analytically and theoretically, to strengthen an area of practice, to apply theory to practice, to apply meaning and understanding in practice, and to develop skills of inquiry.

Clinical credit hours are on a 1:4 ratio (1 credit = 4 contact hours).

  • The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track prepares registered nurses to fulfill the role of a competent health care provider responsible for managing the care of families in the primary care setting. The focus of the FNP track is to provide the knowledge and clinical skills necessary for health promotion, disease prevention, assessment, and management of common acute and chronic illnesses.
  • The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) track prepares nurses to manage adults across the life span that have acute, critical, and complex chronic conditions in acute care settings.  Nurse practitioners with this specialty provide care ranging from disease prevention to acute and critical care management, restoring health, and/or providing symptom management.
  • The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) Post-Master's Certificate.  This curriculum plan option is designed for nurses who have a master's degree in nursing and are certified as an advanced practice nurse seeking eligibility for AGACNP certification.
  • The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Post-Master's Certificate.  This curriculum plan option is designed for nurses who have a master's degree in nursing an are certified as an advanced practice nurse seeking eligibility for FNP certification.  Information forthcoming. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Health Assessment 
  • Advance Physiology/PathoPhysiology
  • Well Adult & Selected Health Problems in Prim Care Setting 
  • Research Methods for Adv Nursing Practice 
  • Women’s Health 
  • Nursing Theory & Knowledge Development 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit a completed application along with application fee. 
  • Must submit a minimum of two, but preferably three letters of recommendation for admission.
  • Hold a bachelor's degree in an appropriate field from an ABET accredited program, but applicants will be considered with an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution or its equivalent internationally.
  • Submit GRE score on the general section of the test. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20252 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10126 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    20252 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10126 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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Due for update

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