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
Per Credit Hour Cost $412.00

Program Description

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.

Level of Online Program Delivery

100% Online, No Attendance Requirements

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."

Area of Study


Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges