Master of Science In Nursing - Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (MSN)

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) – Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program prepares BSN-holding RNs to become nurse practitioners and prepares nurses to provide care to a broad population base (young adult – geriatric populations).

The 43-hour curriculum focuses on health promotion and maintenance, differential diagnosis, disease management, and pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions.

With all courses provided online and two required on-campus immersion days every semester, the MSN program at Middle Georgia State University equips its students with critical skills in advanced nursing care for adult patients in acute healthcare environments including emergency rooms, intensive care units, trauma units, specialty clinics, long-term care facilities, and advanced diagnostic areas.


Required Documents

*If you have a college transcript from MGA, you do not have to pay for or send your transcript to Admissions.

**Included with the application, applicants must submit a 500-word minimum written Statement of Purpose, which includes an overview of how the AGACNP program will enhance their knowledge, skills, and abilities in their future AGACNP position and how the specialty will impact healthcare outcomes and the provisions of healthcare. This Statement of Purpose should reflect scholarly writing in APA format to include a clear, concise flow of ideas and the use of citations.

Note: Evidence of writing competence will be evaluated through the candidate's prepared Statement of Purpose submitted with the application.


Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an institutionally accredited college or university
  • 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • 1 year of RN nursing experience
  • Unrestricted Registered Nurse License in Georgia
  • Grade of “C” or better in an undergraduate statistics course
  • Grade of “C” or better in a 3000 or 4000-level physical/health assessment course


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Application Deadline


Priority Application Deadline

Fall July 15

Program Coordinator

Dr. Kerry Garrett

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