The Georgia College & State University School of Nursing offers a number of options for BSN-prepared nurses who are seeking to further their careers. Our programs are offered in a fully online format with minimal face-to-face on-campus requirements during the program. Students completing the MSN degree have opportunities encompassing management, administration, teaching, and advanced practice clinical positions throughout Georgia and the nation.
Our Master of Science in Nursing degree offers concentrations in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP), Nurse Educator (NE), and Nurse Midwifery. Post-Master's certificates in these concentrations are also offered for MSN-prepared nurses seeking certification.
All clinical rotations must be completed in Georgia with a preceptor that is approved by the School of Nursing (SON).
Students must have computer access, preferably at home. All MSN majors are expected to be able to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) when submitting assignments. Graduate students should have proficiency with Microsoft Office, Internet, and email.
To earn an MSN, students need to complete all required courses within a period of seven years from the date the student begins graduate courses at Georgia College & State University. Any coursework completed more than seven years prior to completion of requirements for the MSN degree will be considered outdated and will not be applied toward the MSN degree program. This includes courses that may be transferred from other institutions.
Students taking the Advanced Assessment course (NRSG 5480) are required to be on the Milledgeville campus for Lab Immersion Week. This 45-hour hands-on intensive clinical instruction provides the advanced assessment skills foundation for all FNP, PMHNP, WHNP, and Nurse Educator students.
The application for graduate admissions will open on July 15 and close on March 15 each year. Because MSN classes begin in the summer semester, please note that when you apply, you are applying for the next academic and calendar year. For example, an application in July 2023 is for admission in May 2024. Those applying before November 1 will be considered for early admission, those applying from November 1 through January 15 will be considered for regular admission, and those applying between January 15 and March 15 will be considered for late admission on a space-available basis. Please refer to the table below for additional information.
|Graduate Admissions Application Window||SON Application Window||Student Notification (as approved by SON Grad Committee)||Student Acceptance of Spot|
|Early Admission||July 15-Nov. 1||No later than Nov. 15||No later than Dec. 15||No later than Jan. 15|
|Regular Admission||Nov. 1 - Jan. 15||No later than Feb. 1||No later than Feb. 15||No later than April 1|
|Late Admission (only if spaces remain)||Jan. 15 - March 15||No later than April 1||No later than April 15||No later than April 30|