M.S. Degree with a Major in Nursing

  • Total Credit Hours: Varied
  • Degree Format: Hybrid


About this field

Nurse Practitioners (NPs) play a crucial role in the medical system as clinicians with expertise in diagnosing and treating health conditions. NP’s emphasis is on health promotion, management, and disease prevention. They work in a variety of settings including hospitals, health care provider offices, clinics, schools, academia, and other environments in which medical care is rendered. Students in the Valdosta State University MSN program develop critical thinking skills, gain an appreciation for diverse cultural perspectives, and learn how to address policy disputes and social problems related to health care. Upon graduation, Valdosta State MSN students assume leadership in the fields of nursing and health care, making a positive impact on their communities and touching people’s lives every day.

The Valdosta State Difference

Our master’s program allows students to choose from two advanced practice nursing tracks: Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner; and Psych-Mental Health Nurse practitioner. The program is a hybrid model which consists of 5 weekend class meetings during the fall and spring semesters, and 4 weekend college meetings during the summer. Our programs are approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and accredited by the CCNE, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

What You'll Learn

Prior to selecting their advanced practice track, students take a common core that includes Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Health Assessment, Advanced Pharmacology and Evidence-Based Practice and Research. Students also participate in objective structured clinical examination (OSCES) experiences, synthesizing and applying the clinical and academic dynamics of advanced nursing practice education.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing programs at Valdosta State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.


  • Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
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