CSU Graduates First Cohort of Family Nurse Practitioners

COLUMBUS, Ga. --- Columbus State University’s School of Nursing recently graduated its first cohort of family nurse practitioners.

Ten students completed the 2-year-old program last month and are now prepared for advanced primary care in any setting, from hospitals and family practices to rural care facilities.


"Our students are ready to provide high quality and cost effective care within their communities,” said Lisa Frander, assistant director of graduate programs for CSU’s School of Nursing. “This is a vital part of our workforce in this area, and our students will contribute to easing the healthcare burden in primary care. We couldn’t be more proud of their hard work and accomplishments.”

The family nurse practitioner track is part of CSU’s Master of Science in Nursing program. It is a fully accredited online degree offered at CSU in collaboration with Georgia Southwestern University. For more information, visit gradschool.columbusstate.edu/coehp/nursing.