Clayton State University
2000 Clayton State Boulevard
Morrow, Georgia 30260
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Nursing Programs OfferedBSN Programs
RN to BSN Programs
RN to MSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
Choose an open enrollment program with full-time or part-time progression available. Expand your professional practice in the rapidly changing world of healthcare delivery in as little as one year. Coursework includes professional issues, health assessment, interactive communication, leadership and management, research, and electives of your choice. Complete an individualized 90-hour clinical practicum that encompasses community, leadership and education experiences.
BSN Program Details
The Basic Licensure Track of the BSN program admits two cohorts each year. Program admission is separate from University admission. Program applications are available online during designated time periods with corresponding TEAS dates.
Acceptance to this program is competitive, meaning that the most highly qualified applicants will be accepted into the class. Eligibility requirements include completion of core curriculum prior to program enrollment. Size and quality of applicant pool varies, so chance of admission is fluid. Typically, cohorts of 45-60 students are selected from 100-300 applicants.
MSN Program Details
The curriculum of the MSN is designed to prepare professional registered nurses for APN roles as culturally competent educators and leaders. All students enrolled in the program will be required to take seven graduate core courses consisting of 20 semester credit hours. Additionally, students are required to select a concentration of either nursing education or nursing leadership. Each of these concentrations will consist of 16-18 credit hours. Included in these hours is a variable credit (3-5 hours) thesis or project.
The nursing education concentration will focus on preparing nurses to facilitate learning in various environments through the application of knowledge in instructional design, curriculum development, technology utilization, and evaluation of learning. The leadership concentration will focus on developing nursing leaders who are able to influence, design, manage, transform, and evaluate the evolution of nursing services and care delivery.
The degree offers graduates the opportunities to:
-Implement advanced practice roles as leaders and educators within the nursing profession and the health care system utilizing human caring as the foundation for nursing practice
-Develop and nurture collaborative and interdependent relationships by communicating with other health care professionals.
-Analyze personal and organizational decision making utilizing an understanding of how ethics and values influence health care delivery.
-Utilize nursing research for the promotion of high quality nursing education, health care, and evidence based practice.
-Demonstrate critical thinking in the application of nursing and multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks to foster optimal client health outcomes.
-Demonstrate cultural competence that reflects sensitivity to human diversity in a dynamic academic and health care environment.
-Develop comprehensive, holistic plans of care that address health promotion and disease prevention needs of diverse populations.
-Demonstrate competence in leadership roles and a commitment to ongoing professional development for the provision of quality, cost-effective health care, and the advancement of nursing practice.
RN to MSN Program Details
Earn both BSN and MSN degrees in less time by eliminating a clinical and eight credits, and choose an area of concentration to meet your career goals. Ours is the only completely online program in the University System of Georgia. Funding opportunities are available for education concentration.