DESCRIPTION: The philosophy of Georgia Southern University's School of Nursing is congruent with the values and mission of the university. Nursing is a practice discipline which includes both didactic and clinical preparation.
Nursing education is based on theory, research, and practice in nursing and other disciplines. The goal of nursing education is to prepare critically thinking, skilled nurses who act to promote, maintain, and restore health through partnership with persons, families, groups, and communities.
To be admitted into this program, a person must meet the following requirements:
- Bachelor's degree in the proposed field of study (BSN) or its equivalent from a college accredited by the appropriate accrediting association.
- Current Georgia RN license. Out-of-state students must obtain a Georgia RN license.
- Prerequisite undergraduate statistics course or a statistically oriented methodology course.
- Pre-admission interview by nursing faculty.
- Submission/completion of documentation (College of Graduate Studies online application, Georgia Southern Health Services form, School of Nursing graduate application, Proof of current malpractice liability insurance, Proof of American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR certification, Three letters of recommendation, School of Nursing Student Health Appraisal form).
The Office of Admissions phone number is: 921-478-5391. The website for the Office of Admissions is: http://admissions.georgiasouthern.edu.
Students must apply to BOTH the College of Graduate Studies through the Office of Admissions and the Graduate Nursing Program (912-478-0017)-see graduate nursing website above.
ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: Must attend all on campus scheduled class meetings.
TRANSFER POLICIES: In addition to coming from a degree-granting, regionally accredited institution, the student must have received a grade of "B" or higher. Also, no credit that was earned over seven years prior to the projected or completion term of the degree the student is pursuing is eligible for consideration.
Credits are carefully evaluated by the respective schools/units to ensure comparability to Georgia Southern curricula. These policies are in place to ensure that Georgia Southern recruits academically prepared students capable of achieving success in the University's graduate programs.
SPECIAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:
Regular Admission: Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on 4.0 scale) plus one of the following options:
- Minimum Miller Analogy Test (MAT) of 44;
- Minimum Verbal 450 and minimum 450 Quantitative or Analytical on Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken prior to October 1, 2002;
- Minimum Verbal and Quantitative of 450 each and minimum Writing Level of 4 on GRE taken after October 1, 2002.
Provisional Requirements: Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.7 (on 4.0 scale) plus one of the following options:
- Minimum Miller Analogy Test (MAT) of 36;
- Minimum Verbal 450 and minimum 350 on Quantitative or Analytical on Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken prior to October 1, 2002;
- Minimum Verbal and Quantitative of 400 each and minimum Writing Level of 3 on GRE taken after October 1, 2002.
SPECIAL PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: An undergraduate level introductory statistics course is needed. To be admitted into this program, an applicant must have graduated from an accredited BSN Program and hold an RN License. If an applicant has an associate degree of nursing and no baccalaureate degree then an RN-MSN option is available.
If an applicant holds an associate degree in nursing and a non-nursing baccalaureate a bridge to the MSN is available. Georgia Southern makes every effort possible to meet the needs of individual students. Please consult with a School of Nursing representative to learn more about the program and how Georgia Southern can accommodate individual needs.
TUITION AND FEES: Please see http://services.georgiasouthern.edu/bursar/tuitionandfees/main.htm for current tuition and fees.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS DEGREE:
Deborah Allen, PhD, FNP, BC, CS
Phone: (912) 478-0017