Program Overview

The online MSN / Family Nurse Practitioner degree program from Columbus State University is designed to allow registered BSN nurses to complete their MSN degree conveniently and efficiently while continuing their career. Graduates are able to:

  • ​Implement advanced practice roles as practitioners within the nursing profession and the health care system utilizing human caring as foundation for nursing practice
  • ​Develop and nurture collaborative and interdependent relationships by communicating with other health care professionals
  • Analyze personal and organizational decision making utilizing an understanding of how ethics and values influence health care delivery
  • ​Utilize nursing research for promotion of high quality nursing education, health care, and evidence based practice
  • ​Demonstrate critical thinking application of nursing and multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks to foster optimal client health outcomes
  • ​Demonstrate cultural competence that reflects sensitivity to human diversity
  • ​Develop comprehensive, holistic plans of care that address health promotion
  • ​Demonstrate competence in leadership roles and commitment to professional development

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


    • Hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from a regionally accredited university and a nationally accredited nursing program (NLNAC or CCNE)
    • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (regular admission) or 2.75 (provisional admission)
    • Current unencumbered RN license in the state where clinical course requirements will be met
    • Three (3) professional letters of reference
    • Acceptance into the Graduate School at Columbus State University

    School Overview

    Since 1958, CSU has educated students who have gone on to become leaders at the local, state and national level. Just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, CSU is part of the University System of Georgia, offering a wide variety of degree programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education. Currently, students can complete bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and professional certificates in fully online formats.


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