Armstrong State University is now Georgia Southern University. For information about Fall 2018 and beyond, visit Current Armstrong students (spring and summer 2018) can continue to access information through For details about the consolidation, visit

Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificates

Receive career-advancing training to complement your master’s degree in nursing and earn a post-master’s certificate in one of three specializations at Armstrong’s new School of Nursing. These two year programs provide exclusive clinical opportunities at St. Mary’s Health Center, which is jointly run by the university and its across-the-street neighbor St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital. The combination of clinicals and personalized face-to-face instruction will build on your foundation of pre-existing knowledge through advanced study of general principles and practical application of proper treatment procedures for specific patient populations.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing / master's degree in nursing / Doctor of Nursing Practice and / or post-graduate APRN certificate at Armstrong State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.

Industry Highlights

  • In 2014, Georgia nurse practitioners had a mean annual salary/wage of $92,348. - Georgia Department of Labor
  • By 2025, there are expected to be 224,000 nurse practitioners nationwide. - American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Career Opportunities

  • Walk-In & Community Clinics
  • General & Surgical Hospitals
  • Home Health Care Services
  • Outpatient Care Centers
  • Nursing Homes
  • Physicians' Offices
  • Research Facilities
  • Urgent Care Centers

Armstrong Edge

Students of the newly created School of Nursing gain exposure through a locally held Interprofessional Health Care Summit and relish the opportunity to earn membership in the nursing honor society of Sigma Theta Tau. 


Read More $5.2 Million Federal Grant to Provide Scholarships to Underserved Students in Waters College of Health Professions

(October 6, 2017) – Armstrong State University Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies Donna Brooks, Ph.D., is the recipient of a four-year U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Program Grant valued at $5.2 million.

Read More New Waters College of Health Professions Facility Breaks Ground

(Aug. 29, 2017) – Armstrong State University officially broke ground earlier today on the new building that will house the Waters College of Health Professions in Savannah. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal praised the $22 million state-of-the-art facility at a ceremony attended by more than 300 community leaders, political dignitaries, faculty, staff and students.

Read More Governor Nathan Deal Approves $22 Million in Construction Funding for New College of Health Professions Center at Armstrong

(May 1, 2017) – Today, Governor Nathan Deal signed the FY18 budget for the State of Georgia, which includes $22 million in construction funding to build a health professions building on the Armstrong State University campus.

Read More Armstrong to Host Robert I. Strozier Faculty Lecture with Dr. Doug Masini on Feb. 24

(February 22, 2017) – In a lecture titled “Creating the Perfect Place to Sleep,” Masini will give an overview of the most common disorders, dyssomnias and discuss the controllable aspects of sleep hygiene. This event is free and open to the public.

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