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To qualify for application to the BSN program, a student must have:

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Degree Options

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The BSN program has two tracks: Traditional BSN and RN-BSN.  See the School of Nursing website for more detailed information www.westga.edu/~nurs

Master of Science in Nursing
The MSN program has two tracks:  Health Systems Leadership, which includes Clinical Nurse Leader, and Nursing Education.

Doctorate in Nursing Education
The University of West Georgia now offers an online Ed.D. in Nursing Education degree. The program is designed to prepare nurse educators for the 21st century. Competencies include the knowledge and skills in theoretical and analytic approaches to the discovery and application of knowledge in nursing education.

The BSN and MSN programs have approval from the Georgia Board of Nursing and are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. No such programs as the Ed.D. in Nursing Education exist in Georgia and only a few exist in the nation, including Teachers College at Columbia University and University of Alabama.

Nursing as a Career

Nursing, an art and a science, is creative and occurs in a variety of settings. Nursing involves the creation of a safe, nurturing, and healing environment emphasizing respect for the opinions, wishes, and goals of those receiving nursing care. The environment in which nursing is practiced is constantly changing, and nurses must be responsive to consumer and other political demands.
Specialty areas include: Geriatrics, Intensive Care, Maternal Infant Nursing, Neonatology, Nursing Administration, Occupational Health, Oncology, Pediatric, Psychiatry, Public Health, Nursing, Surgery and Teaching.

For More Information
American Nurses Association http://nursingworld.org/
National Student Nurses' Association http://www.nsna.org/