Master of Science in Nursing

Georgia Southwestern State University
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 36

Program Description

The mission of the Master of Science in Nursing is to prepare safe and competent professional nurses, who in collaboration with others, provide or facilitate high quality patient-centered care in a global society and achieve academic excellence in nursing education through learner-centered teaching, evidence-based practice, creative inquiry and student engagement. Also, the mission is to prepare culturally competent and caring individuals for a life of success and leadership in professional nursing through intellectual, personal and social growth and to contribute to the communities in which they live and work. The 36-44 hour programs prepare professional registered nurses for advanced practice nursing roles. The MSN offers four tracks: Education, Leadership, Informatics or Family Nurse Practitioner. The MSN tracks can be completed in two academic years, or four semesters of full-time study.

Admissions Information

  1. Graduate application for admission (found on graduate admissions website)
  2. $25.00 nonrefundable application fee
  3. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  4. Applicant must have a 3.0 GPA to apply
  5. Applicant must have their BSN at time of application
  6. Three completed recommendation forms from professional or clinical associates (form is found on graduate admissions website -- this form must be used-letters will not be accepted)
  7. Current resume
  8. RN license
  9. Immunization form (before enrollment)
  10. Documentation of lawful presence (before enrollment, if applying for in-state tuition)

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