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Master of Science

The School of Nursing offers several areas of specialty to include Nurse Practitioner, Informatics and leadership.

Post-Master’s Certificate

Post-master’s certificates are offered to enable nurses who hold master’s degrees in nursing to gain the knowledge and competencies needed for certification in additional areas.

RN to MS – Bridge Program

The RN to MS bridge program is available to RNs with considerable practice experience and an associate degree or diploma from an accredited nursing program.

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Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctoral degree which prepares nurses to advance nursing practice, participate in organizational and system leadership, and be leaders in evidence-based practice.

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Doctor of Philosophy

The School of Nursing, one of the oldest doctoral programs in the state, has prepared nurse scholars for the areas of teaching and research since 1986.

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Back to School checkup

School of Nursing Offers Health Screenings at Annual Back-to-School Fair for Atlanta’s Homeless Children

SCHOOL BELLS ALL OVER METRO ATLANTA RING as children in 26 public school districts and countless private schools head back to the classroom. But before they can begin reading, writing and arithmetic these children must have basic health screenings. If a child is homeless, getting to a doctor or health clinic can be a difficult, time consuming process for guardians or parents.

Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions nursing alumni, faculty and students ease the parents’ burden by offering physicals at the annual Children’s Restoration Network back-to-school fair. Undergraduate and graduate nursing students, alumni and faculty gave back-to-school physicals to more than 150 children at My Sister’s House, a shelter for women and children near Centennial Park.

Undergraduate students checked the children’s height and weight and hemoglobin, giving each child a colorful bandage to ease the “ouch.” Graduate nursing students examined children’s ears, nose, throat, took blood pressure readings and performed general wellness assessments.

“Providing physicals for children through CRN is a great way for us to serve the community,” says Myra Carmon, team leader and associate professor. “It also gives our students real world clinical experience. This is especially important for our nurse practitioner students who will be practicing in a wide variety of communities.”

Faculty and students in the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions have offered the back-to-school physicals since 1994.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing/master’s degree in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program) at Georgia State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.