Tanner Health System School of Nursing
Jenny Schuessler, Ph.D., RN, Dean
Tanner Health System School of Nursing • 678-839-6552
M. Byrne, S. Cumbie, C. Epps (Associate Dean), J. Schuessler (Dean), L. Ware (Associate Dean)
B. Bar, J. Carlisle
C. Barbour, M. Bishop, C. Berding, C. Brown, J. Bryan, L. Cody, J. Crager, M. Downs, K. Dyar, A. Farmer, P. Horvath, R. Mahmoud, L. Mason Barber, T. McClenny, D. Morris, L. Patterson, S. Richter, L. Robinson, S. Welch, D. Wise
The Tanner Health System School of Nursing at the University of West Georgia offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree with two tracks. The first track, for traditional students, prepares graduates who are eligible to apply to take NCLEX‑RN, the national licensing examination to become a registered nurse (RN). The second track, the RN completion track, is for individuals who are licensed registered nurses. Students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program for Registered Nurses (RN-BSN) will be granted transfer credit for ASN and Diploma courses as defined by West Georgia policies and as described in the Georgia RN-BSN Articulation Agreement. The BSN curriculum combines a strong foundation in the arts, sciences, and humanities with a unique program emphasizing the art and science of nursing. Courses are taught using online and face-to-face instruction. Agencies utilized for clinical experiences in the BSN include, but are not limited to, hospitals, home health, public health, schools, and industry.
The University of West Georgia, Tanner Health System School of Nursing exemplifies academic excellence in a caring environment by providing quality undergraduate and graduate education to meet current and evolving health care needs within the global community.
- Provide holistic nursing care to persons (individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations) across the continuum of healthcare in a variety of settings at local and global levels, focusing on health promotion and disease and injury prevention across the lifespan.
- Practice quality caring as the essence of nursing for persons of diverse cultures, values, beliefs, and lifestyles.
- Utilize critical thinking and clinical reasoning based on theoretical, empirical, and experiential knowledge from the liberal arts and sciences to provide safe, competent, evidence-based care.
- Communicate and collaborate effectively within inter-professional teams utilizing technology and information systems to improve health outcomes and healthcare systems.
- Participate in analysis, critique, and reform of healthcare regulatory, policy, and financial systems that influence nursing and healthcare environments.
- Apply leadership and management principles to empower nurses and achieve high standards of quality and safety in the delivery of person-centered care.
- Assume altruistic legal and ethical responsibility and accountability for personal and professional behavior.
- Utilize effective teaching strategies to empower persons to achieve healthcare goals.
The BSN program has approval of the Georgia Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Information about approval and/or accreditation may be obtained from the following:
Georgia Board of Nursing
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217-3858
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036-1120