Post-master's Certificate Programs
The Augusta University College of Nursing offers four post master's certificate options: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) and Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
The post-master's certificate options are designed for master's-prepared nurses who
currently hold advanced practice certification and who wish to expand their scope
through a clinical focus in family practice, pediatric practice, or psychiatric mental
Distinctive features of the PMC programs, include:
Our programs prepare students to the eligibility requiremend for the certification exams offered by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the American Nurses Credentialing Center, or the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.
Nurse Practitioner End Terminal Objectives
At the end of the program of study, all NP students will be able to mee the following End Terminal Objectives:
Course of Study
Clinical courses emphasize the care of patients and their families. The program includes completion of relevant specialty clinical courses with clinical experiences at a variety of ambulatory practices in Georgia, South Carolina, or Tennessee. The program personnel will conduct a gap analysis for each student to identify additional courses that may be needed to meet certification and accreditation standards.
PMHNP Application Deadline
Application deadline extended to March 3, 2016 (for Fall 2016 entry)
AGACNP, FNP, or PNP Application Deadline
April 2 (for Spring, 2017 entry)
Acting - Interim Program Director for DNP - Primary Care and NP programs
Jean Pawl, PhD, RN, OCN, CNE
Program Manger 2, DNP and NP Programs
Karen Sturgill, MPA
* Prospective students for the Post Master Certificate programs are considered on an individual basis requiring careful evaluation of their transcripts and clinical backgrounds to determine specific content and courses needed to reach their professional goals.
** Some courses included in the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Post Master's Certificate Program are coordinated through the Psych-Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing Consortium.