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 College of Education Alumni Honored as 2017 Teachers of the Year

(April 4, 2016) – At a special Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools gala, 28 of Armstrong's College of Education alumni were honored as school-level Teachers of the Year. Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education President Jolene Byrne told attendees that this honor is given in recognition and appreciation of the teachers' service to students and families.

Department of Nursing Scheduled for Re-accreditation Review

(January 7, 2016) - The Department of Nursing at Armstrong State University is scheduled for a re-accreditation review by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for the baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing and post-graduate APRN certificate program in nursing for February 24-26, 2016.

Read More Georgia Game Changers Injury Screens

(December 18, 2015) - First year students in our DPT program conducted screenings at Georgia Game Changers. The students performed Functional Movement Screens (FMS) and Y-Balance tests on approximately (50) participants. Participants included recreational runners, high school track runners, and the general public. These screenings provided the students with an opportunity to provide a community service and practice new skills.

Read More New Armstrong Liberty Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held in Hinesville, Ga.

(December 11, 2015) - Armstrong State University and the City of Hinesville hosted a ribbon cutting for the new Armstrong Liberty Center, located in Hinesville, Ga., on Dec. 10. The 21,000-square-foot facility, which will open to students in January, is more than double the size of the previous Liberty Center.

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