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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 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.

Read More Armstrong to Host Robert I. Strozier Faculty Lecture with Pam Cartright on Jan. 20

(January 17, 2017) – Armstrong State University will host a free lecture “Cannabis and Cannabinoids: Review of Existing and Potential Therapeutic Applications in Oncology" by Radiation Therapy Program Coordinator Pam Cartright. This event is free and open to the public.

Read More Great Dane’s Hammond for Hope Foundation Awards Two Scholarships to Armstrong

(December 9, 2016) – Armstrong State University has received a three-year commitment from the Hammond for Hope Foundation -- founded by Great Dane -- to fund two scholarships, beginning in fall 2017. One $10,000 scholarship and one $5,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to students working toward graduate degrees in Armstrong’s Communication Sciences and Disorders program. 

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.

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