Medical College of Georgia
1120 15th Street
Augusta, Georgia 30912
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated MSN Programs
DNP Programs (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner - Master's degree
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner - Post-master's certificate
Nurse Anesthetist - Master's degree
Nursing Science - Doctor's degree
RN to BSN Programs
RN to MSN Programs
BSN Program Details
The GHSU Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is one of the oldest and most well-established baccalaureate nursing programs in the state. Noted for its quality instruction and clinical experiences, the BSN program provides students the knowledge, skills, and abilities to function effectively in all areas of nursing practice. The program prepares graduates to work in a wide variety of clinical settings, and lays the foundation for masters’ and doctoral study in nursing.
Graduates of the BSN program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) offered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
The BSN program is an upper-division offering that requires applicants to attend another accredited college or university of their choice to complete the required core curriculum courses (see core courses link to right). During the sophomore year, students can apply for transfer admission to GHSU. Each June, new junior students enter the 5 semester, 23 month course of study (see curriculum link to right).
Instruction progresses from simple to complex, and the curriculum is sequentially organized using core and process concepts. The core concepts that are central to content development are the person, environment, health, and nursing. Interwoven with the core concepts are those process concepts that nursing uses to maintain and improve the health of persons in their environment.
Connecting the core and process concepts is the overarching desired outcome of quality health care that should be safe, effective, patient/client-centered, timely, efficient, equitable, and evidence-based.
MSN Program Details
The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) is a generalist degree developed to address the fragmentation of patient care and to provide accountability for healthcare outcomes. The CNL is a leader in the healthcare delivery system that concentrates on the coordination of patient care and is not a role specific to nursing administration or management. The CNL assumes responsibility for healthcare outcomes by designing, implementing and evaluating patient plans of care.
Graduates of this program are eligible to take the NCLEX licensure examination for Registered Nurses (RN) and the CNL Certification exam offered by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
Begun in 2006, the Georgia Health Sciences University Clinical Nurse Leader program was the 10th in the nation and remains the first and only type of prelicensure CNL program in the state of Georgia. In 2007, a satellite campus in Athens was established.
Initially, the CNL Program was instituted in collaboration with MCG Health and University Health Care Systems in Augusta. Student practice skills in the LRC.
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Details
The state's first Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, this program educates advanced nurse clinicians for expert practice in leadership and clinical roles. This doctoral-level education provides nurses the clinical and management expertise to improve health care outcomes, making them expert collaborators in solving health care problems in systems.