Master of Science in Nursing

University of West Georgia
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 35 for Nurse Educator and Leader/Manager 38 for the CNL

Program Description

The mission of the MSN Program is to offer high quality graduate education that prepares registered nurses for advanced practice roles in diverse health care settings, provides regional outreach related to graduate nursing education through off-campus programs, and provides a caring, supportive, personal environment for learning that:

  • Affirms the holistic nature of individuals
  • Reflects caring as the essence of nursing
  • Expects that nurses use critical thinking in decision making
  • Supports evidence-based practice
  • Utilizes disciplinary rigor to support MSN student progress toward assuming leadership and education roles

Admissions Information

Program Specific Admittance Guidelines

  • Earned Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program
  • Completion of a basic undergraduate statistics course with a grade of C or higher prior to enrollment or during the first semester of the program
  • Evidence of current licensure as a registered nurse (RN) in the United States and eligibility for licensure in the state of practica experience
  • GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) for all upper division nursing courses
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who are knowledgeable of the applicant’s professional and academic abilities
  • Professional resume
  • Satisfactory certificate of immunization

The MSN program admits only in the Fall of each year. Note: Rolling (continuous) admission occurs after the priority admission decisions are complete. Consideration for available space during the rolling admission cycle is awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Consideration for admission is only given to complete files.

State Authorization and Professional Licensure Disclaimer

Not all programs are available to residents in all states. Please check the institution's State Authorization and Professional Licensure website(s) to ensure you reside in an authorized state.

Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education