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.