University of West Georgia
1601 Maple St.
Carrollton, Georgia 30118
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Nursing Programs OfferedBSN Programs
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The mission of the RN-BSN program at the University of West Georgia is to offer high quality undergraduate and graduate education that:
-Prepares registered nurses for basic practice roles in diverse health care settings in Georgia and the surrounding region.
-Integrates a strong liberal arts curriculum.
-Provides regional outreach through external degree and off-campus programs.
-Provides a caring, supportive, personal environment for learning that:
-Affirms the holistic nature of individuals
-Reflects caring as the essence of nursing
-Expects that nurses use critical thinking in decision making
-Supports evidence-based practice
-Utilizes disciplinary rigor to support BSN student progress toward clinical competence.
BSN Program Details
The School of Nursing Undergraduate Program offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree on two campuses. The Carrollton campus offers a full-time program and the Newnan campus offers a part time program. The traditional track offered on these campuses are for those students who have never been licensed as an RN. This program prepares graduates who are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN, the national licensing examination to become a Registered Nurse. The traditional track program admits once each year in the Summer.
MSN Program Details
The School of Nursing at the University of West Georgia offers a Master of Science in Nursing degree with role options in either education or health systems leadership. The School of Nursing also offers post masters certification in these areas.
The nursing education track is a program of study that addresses innovations in curriculum, instructional skills and strategies, the development and use of educational technology, and educational assessment and evaluation. Students will develop expertise in health education and promotion, patient education, professional development, or college/university teaching.
The health systems leadership track is a program of study designed to prepare nurse managers/leaders and clinical nurse leaders (CNL's). The CNL is a role designed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN, 2003) to prepare a leader who is accountable for management of care and the care environment. Courses focus on patient-centered care, evidence-based practice, pharmacology, case management client-care coordination, holistic health assessment, care of diverse populations, health policy, health systems, business and economics, statistics, leadership and management, quality improvement, risk management, and public/community health.
Courses in the curriculum build upon courses in the baccalaureate program in nursing. Students apply research concepts, theories, and skills in the development of the role components of the program. The Master of Science in Nursing Program is designed to meet the need for nurse educators, leaders/managers, and CNL's in a variety of health care settings. Students may complete the course of study in four semesters of full time course work, or students may pursue the degree on a part-time basis.