Master of Science in Nursing

Georgia Southwestern State University
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 36
Per Credit Hour Cost $385
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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)

Program Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education