with concentrations offered in: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

ENTRY TERM: Spring 2022 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 15, 2021

ENTRY TERM: Spring 2023
APPLICATION OPENS: August 30, 2021
APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 15, 2022

Application Fees (non-refundable): 

Nursing CAS:  $75

AU Supplemental Application:  $25

Please submit your 
NursingCAS application first. Once your application has been verified by NursingCAS, you will be notified from AU’s Office of Academic Admissions to set up your AU applicant portal to submit your Supplemental Application and pay the Supplemental Fee. 
 

Early submission of all application materials is strongly advised.


All required application materials and documents must be received in order for an application to be considered complete and before an admission decision can be made.

Supporting materials received after the program deadline will only be considered on a space-available basis.

 

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Form I-20 for F-1 student status or Form DS-2019 for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status cannot be issued by Augusta University for enrollment in this online program per U.S. immigration regulations. Questions? Please email International & Postdoctoral Services Office at ipso@augusta.edu

NursingCAS Application

NursingCAS Application Status Check

AU Supplemental Application

Augusta University Status Portal

 

Questions?
Contact Us

Janelle Mangrum
Program Manager
(706) 721-3676
 jmangrum@augusta.edu

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Program Overview

Admission Requirements

An overall graduate GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required for consideration.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN/NP) as a Nurse Practitioner in another discipline from an accredited program and an accredited college and university. Completion of an APRN program with a doctoral degree, i.e. DNP or PhD, may fulfill the minimum degree requirement. To be used to satisfy degree requirements, evaluation of foreign transcripts must show degree(s) earned that are the U.S. equivalency of degree(s) required by the program.

Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended. Only in the case of transcripts from international colleges/universities will an official course-by-course transcript evaluation be accepted in lieu of an official transcript. Official transcripts should be sent to NursingCAS. To remain official, all transcripts must remain in the original, unopened, sealed and stamped/signed envelope from the Registrar's office of the issuing institution. Alternatively, NursingCAS will accept official electronic transcripts from the registrar's office at your prior institution. Electronic transcripts should be directed to nursingcasinfo@nursingcas.org 


An official, professional course-by-course evaluation based on official transcripts and documents is required for all foreign educational transcripts and documents from one of the following three credentials evaluation services: Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE). Silny and WES are recommended. Official transcript evaluations based on unofficial transcripts, documents or copies will not fulfill this requirement.

As part of the online NursingCAS application process, applicants provide the names and current email addresses for three individuals they have asked to serve as their referees. Referees should be individuals qualified to critically assess the applicant's prior academic (usually college professors), employment, artistic, research and/or clinical experience (clinical or research supervisor/manager) and qualifications (as applicable) as well as the applicant's potential as a graduate student in the field/program selected. Once the online application is submitted, each referee will receive an email notification directing him/her to the online site where he/she can complete the reference form and submit his/her letter of recommendation.

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The application for this program opens August 1, 2021.





Program Specific Requirements and Information

Prior completion of Physical or Health Assessment for Advanced Practice Nurses, Advanced Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nurses, and Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses is also required.  These courses are commonly referred to as the three Ps.

Applicants must complete an interview video using information provided to them by the program via email once they submit their application. The application packet is not considered complete until the video is received by the program.

Including date of most recent revision. This item is uploaded directly into NursingCAS.

Proof of current unrestricted RN license (multi-state/compact license preferred) and current Advanced Practice Certification (APRN) are required for admission. These items are uploaded directly into NursingCAS.

NOTE: Enrolled students will be required to obtain additional RN license in any state(s) where clinical experiences are assigned.
 
 

Included within the application, applicants must submit a written component describe why you are pursuing a post masters certificate in the specific area of clinical concentration and how your previous education and experiences will enhance your ability in the program. 

Additional Information

Once all official transcripts and/or transcript evaluations have been received by the Office of Academic Admissions, overall undergraduate and/or graduate GPA's will be calculated on all work attempted in which letter grades were awarded by using the Georgia Board of Regent's standards for GPA calculations.  The AU calculation of overall GPA's will be used to determine if the minimum GPA requirements of your program are met.  Meeting minimum GPA requirements is not an indication of acceptance into the program.

The program/academic college for which you are applying will review your application and supporting documents. Interviews will be scheduled and considered, as applicable to individual programs. Taken together, the whole of your application should demonstrate substantial preparation for graduate study in the field for which you are seeking admittance. 

Upon recommendation of the program/academic college, The Graduate School will review your credentials and applicant profile and make a formal, official decision for your admittance. Official notice of your admission can only come from the Dean of The Graduate School via notification from Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions.

A clear or expunged criminal background record. Per the Augusta University Criminal Background Check Policy (Policy 4.1.7), final admission and enrollment for graduate nursing, clinical psychology, allied health in nutrition and education programs are conditional on the completion of a criminal background check with results deemed acceptable to the applicable college/program’s professional standards. Failure to complete the required background check, provide information necessary to conduct the background check, or provide false or misleading information, may disqualify applicants from final admission and matriculation into the program and University. Instructions for completing criminal background checks will be provided to applicants upon acceptance into these programs. For further information on the policy including the policy statement, reason for the policy, authorization process, process/procedures, and review process, please refer to the Applicant Criminal Background Check Policy. Additional Link: Summary of Rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act

According to Policy 4.3.4 of the University System of Georgia, any student requesting to pay at the in-state tuition rate will be required to provide verification of their lawful presence in the United States in order to be classified as an in-state student or awarded an out-of-state tuition waiver.

The Office of Disability Services provides a variety of services and accommodations to meet the needs of disability related concerns in accordance with the Americans with Disability Act – Amended Act (2008), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Board of Regents' policies. Accommodations for students with disabilities are made on an Individual basis. For more information, please email or visit the Testing & Disability Services website.

 

While every effort is made to maintain this information as current, it may be subject to change. Please check with The Graduate School for recent updates.

Substitutions and/or waivers of minimum requirements must first be supported and approved at the program level and then formally approved by the Dean of The Graduate School.

Applications deferred to another semester are subject to all admission requirements and program requirements in effect for the semester to which they are deferred.