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Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University

1332 Southern Drive
Statesboro, Georgia 30458

(912) 478-4636
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Nursing Programs Offered

BSN Programs
DNP Programs (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner - Master's degree
RN Programs
RN to BSN Programs
RN to MSN Programs

RN to BSN Program Details

Registered nurses who wish to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree may do so in a part-time or full-time RN-BSN Completion Program – Online. The BSN Program at Georgia Southern University is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and accredited by the CCNE. Students are allowed to complete their non-nursing course work at institutions close to their places of employment. Faculty advisors work with students on a regular basis to help them plan their matriculation. Special educational experiences that our students are offered include field trips, retreats, and interaction with content experts in chat sessions in selected courses. Graduates of the RN-BSN Program are employed in leadership positions in hospitals, community agencies, public health, hospice and other areas.

MSN Program Details

MSN Program Outcomes:

-Develop advanced clinical practice expertise to affect positive health care outcomes with individuals, families, populations, and systems, particularly in rural and underserved areas.

-Evaluate theory and research for the application of evidence-based practice to health care provided by advanced practice nurses.

-Employ critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills in the application of advanced practice nursing knowledge to develop plans of care that promote health, reduce risk, and manage the illness trajectory.

-Employ effective communication and technology within the multidisciplinary collaborative context of advanced practice nursing.

-Demonstrate advanced leadership, advocacy, consultation and citizenship activities to improve heath care delivery and effect change in professional and political realms.

-Incorporate human caring values, ethical principles, and cultural and spiritual sensitivity in all aspects of the advanced practice nursing role.

-Demonstrate role responsibility and accountability in all professional endeavors within the scope of advanced practice nursing.

RN to MSN Program Details

RN-MSN offers graduates of associate degree or diploma programs the opportunity to earn both the BSN and MSN degree. Students must meet all the RN-BSN requirements and complete all undergraduate course work (up to 14 semester hours less than RN-BSN students, depending on graduate nursing major). The RN-MSN and MSN Program Directors work closely to plan the students’ program of study. Students apply first to the RN-BSN program and then the MSN program at the appropriate time. Students must gain admission to the College of Graduate Studies in Regular or Provisional status to begin graduate courses. GRE or MAT scores must be available to be admitted.

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Details

The DNP prepares graduates to provide the most advanced level of nursing care for individuals and communities, including direct care of individual patients, management of care for individuals and populations, administration of nursing systems, and the development and implementation of health policy. With additional coursework in education, the DNP will also prepare graduates to serve as nurse educators in schools of nursing. The DNP program builds on Georgia Southern’s outstanding record in graduate nursing education. The University’s graduate nursing programs have been ranked number 11 in the country by U.S. News and World Report for the past three years. The Family Nurse Practitioner program, which provides the foundation for the DNP, is recognized as a model graduate program by the National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculties. Today, graduate programs in the School of Nursing boast a sustained 100 percent pass rate on certification exams.

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