Graduate AdmissionsMaster 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 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.  Fall admission deadline - February 1st.   Spring admission deadline - September 15.  Learn More
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. Spring admission deadline only - September 15. Learn More
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.  Fall admission deadline - February 1.  Spring admission deadline - September 15.  Learn More
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.  Fall admission deadline only - February 1st.  Learn More

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811 Urban Life Building
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone Number: (404) 413- 1000

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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.

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