Master of Science in Nursing
The Tanner Health System School of Nursing at the University of West Georgia offers a 100% Online Master of Science degree with role options in either education or health systems leadership and a post-master’s certificate program in education and health systems leadership. The nursing education track is a program of study that addresses innovations in curriculum, instructional skills and strategies, the development and use of educational technology, and educational assessment and evaluation. Students will develop expertise in health education and promotion, patient education, professional development, or college/university teaching.
The health systems leadership track is a program of study designed to prepare nurse managers/leaders and clinical nurse leaders (CNLs). The CNL is a role designed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN, 2003) to prepare a leader who is accountable for the management of care and the care environment. Courses focus on patient-centered care, evidence-based practice, pharmacology, case management client-care coordination, holistic health assessment, care of diverse populations, health policy, health systems, business and economics, statistics, leadership and management, quality improvement, risk management, and public/community health.
"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
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."