Contact: J. Dwayne Hooks, Jr, Program Coordinator
Web address: http://wellstarcollege.kennesaw.edu/nursing/
The WellStar Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program prepares the participating student to sit for national certification as a family nurse practitioner. The program is conducted on campus with an alternate weekend class schedule format and is completed in four semesters.
Housed in the WellStar College of Health and Human Services, the WellStar Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program maintains close community ties with a variety of health care agencies and providers.
Requirements for Admission to the WellStar Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program
- Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a nationally accredited institution with a satisfactory GPA of at least 3.0.
- Professional Experience:
- WellStar Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program (Family Nurse Practitioner) requires a minimum of three years full-time professional experience as a registered nurse as documented in a professional résumé. This experience must have occurred within the last five years and have involved direct patient care. Preference will be given to those candidates with a greater amount of professional experience.
- Current unencumbered RN licensure in the state of Georgia.
- The GRE is required of all applicants to the MSN program.
- A formal statement of personal goals for the program not to exceed one typed page.
- An undergraduate physical assessment course.
- An undergraduate research course.
- An undergraduate statistics course.
International applicants have additional requirements. See Graduate Admissions section of this catalog.Admission decisions are based on overall evaluation of all these elements.
International applicants have additional requirements. See Graduate Admissions section of this catalog. Admission decisions are based on overall evaluation of all these elements.
Up to 15 quarter hours or nine semester hours of graduate work from other accredited institutions may be transferred. This work must correspond to the Kennesaw State University WellStar Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program curriculum. Decisions regarding this transfer will be made by the program director. The credit to be considered for transfer will not be more than five years old at the time the student enters.
Course Repeat Policy
A student may repeat any individual course in the MSN curriculum only once. Earning a grade of less than "B" in a course the second time it is taken will result in being dropped from the program.
Students must earn a grade of "B" or better in every course in order to progress in the program.
Petition to Graduate
MSN candidates must petition to graduate at least one semester prior to the semester in which they complete their degree requirements. Petition to graduate forms are available in the program director's office.
Program of Study
The WellStar Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program is fully accredited by CCNE, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. This professional degree prepares experienced registered nurses to sit for certification as a family nurse practitioner. The program builds on the background of professional nurses to prepare them to function as primary care givers in the emerging collaborative world of health care.