Graduate Admissions Master of Science

The Master of Science is a web-based program designed to prepare graduates to assume a variety of advanced practice roles.  The program focuses on the preparation of clinical experts with advanced competencies and emphasizes excellence in practice, critical thinking, inquiry, leadership, self-awareness and empowerment.  Students in the master’s degree program work with expert clinicians and system administrators to prepare for advanced practice nursing roles and leadership positions.

The School of Nursing offers several areas of specialty including Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Practitioner, leadership with Healthcare Systems Administration and Informatics.

 

Advanced Practice Nursing Specialties

 

The program emphasizes excellence in practice, research, critical thinking, inquiry, and leadership. The curriculum consists of a minimum of 48 semester hours of study. Full-time and part-time study may be selected, and the program may be combined with a graduate certificate in gerontology. Each student’s program of study will be planned at the time of admission. Students will be advised of any curricular changes at that time.
The Child Health PNP option focuses in the preparation of clinical experts with advanced competencies and emphasizes excellence in practice, critical thinking, inquiry, leadership, self-awareness and empowerment. The curriculum consists of a minimum of 48 semester hours of study. Full-time and part-time study may be selected. Each student’s program of study will be planned at the time of admission. Students will be advised of any curricular changes at that time.
This option focuses in the preparation of clinical experts with advanced competencies and emphasizes excellence in practice, critical thinking, inquiry, leadership, self-awareness and empowerment. The curriculum consists of a minimum of 48 semester hours of study. Full-time and part-time study may be selected. Each student’s program of study will be planned at the time of admission. Students will be advised of any curricular changes at that time.
This program focuses on the preparation of clinical experts with advanced psychiatric mental health nursing competencies and emphasizes excellence in practice, critical thinking, inquiry, leadership, self-awareness, and empowerment. The curriculum consists of 48 semester hours of study. Full-time and part-time study may be selected. Each student’s program of study will be planned at the time of admission.
This option focuses on improving the delivery of healthcare services through leadership and innovation implementation in the workplace. The overarching framework is leadership development within the context of applied change. Students select one area of concentration: nursing administration or technology/nursing informatics. In addition to providing a strong foundation in administration or technology/nursing informatics, this program emphasizes leadership development, advanced nursing perspectives, innovative change processes, and issues of health disparities. The curriculum consists of a minimum of 36 semester hours of study. Full-time or part-time study may be selected. Graduates of the Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Innovations option are eligible for certification in nursing administration or nursing informatics by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Innovations is an indirect care specialty with a leadership/change core and two areas of concentration (Fall applicants only)
- Nursing Informatics
- Nursing Administration

Graduates in the leadership masters have an opportunity to sit for the Nurse Informatics or Nurse Executive credentialing exam.  All of the School of Nursing masters programs are offered in a web facilitated format with onsite and online classes.

 

Ga State

The Master of Science program is open to registered nurses who wish to continue their education by obtaining an advanced degree.

There are two admission options:

  • RNs with a baccalaureate degree in nursing
  • RNs prepared at the associate or diploma level who have had outstanding practice experience and professional involvements.

RNs who do not have a baccalaureate degree in nursing must complete additional undergraduate coursework as prerequisites to master’s coursework. The determination of required undergraduate coursework is based on an evaluation of each applicant’s past academic work and on current undergraduate requirements for the baccalaureate in nursing program.

Requirements by Specialization  Apply