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School of Nursing

School of Nursing

Family Nurse Practitioner Program (FNP)




Why choose Columbus State University's FNP Online Program? This program is designed for the registered BSN nurse to complete a degree conveniently and efficiently while continuing a career.

  • No commuting to campus
  • Complete the program in as little as 2 years if you attend full-time (five semesters, 44 semester hrs)
  • Highly qualified faculty members with various nursing backgrounds who facilitate learning
  • 100% Online Asynchronous courses
  • Clinical hours completed in your own area (765 clinical hrs are required)
  • The Family Nurse Practitioner program has full approval from the Georgia Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Ranked among the top regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report with special recognition of its online programs in the College of Education and Health Professions

Degree Requirements:

Columbus State University's FNP  program is completely online, designed for working nurses who want to earn their Master of Science in Nursing in as little as 2 years.

Admission Requirements

  • 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
  • Current unencumbered RN license
  • Three (3) professional letters of reference
  • Acceptance into the Graduate School at Columbus State University. For more information about graduate programs at CSU go to

Steps for Admission to Columbus State University & School of Nursing

  • Submit CSU Graduate Admission Application with a $50 non-refundable fee to Enrollment Services/Admissions office. Georgia residents 62 years or older, and previously enrolled students do not pay the application fee.
  • Request all official transcripts for each college or university attended be sent directly to the CSU Enrollment Services/Admissions Office.
  • Submit a completed and up-to-date Certificate of Immunization to the Enrollment Services/Admissions Office before enrollment.

 FNP Application & Document Deadlines

Spring Semester: September 15th

Fall Semester: February 15th

Send all your official transcripts and letters of recommendation to:

Columbus State University
Attention: Enrollment Services
4225 University Avenue
Columbus, Georgia 31907-5645

Contact us:

Dorline Nelson


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