Nursing
Scholarships
  • Service Cancelable loans are available through the Georgia Student Finance commission
  • HRSA Traineeship money available to students
  • Raymond L. Abernathy Graduate Nursing Scholarship
  • Nurse Educator Track:
    • Nurse Education Funds, Inc.

Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing
Program Strengths
  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
  • Combination of face-to-face and online classes/instruction.
  • Small classes characterized by caring, holism, critical thinking, and professional commitment.
  • Well-qualified faculty.
  • Nurse Educator Track:
    • One of few programs in Georgia offering 95% online education concentration.
    • Classes offered one day per week.
    • Full-time or part-time curriculum available.
  • Health System Leadership Track:
    • Offers Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) option (new role originated by American Academy of Nursing).
    • Classes offered one day per week either online or face-to-face.
    • Majority of course work offered online.
    • State of the art computer and simulation lab.
Special Opportunities
  • Individualized clinical experiences designed by student with faculty input
  • Opportunity available to collaborate with faculty on research studies and/or teaching projects
  • Opportunity to conduct/present evidence-based projects at local, regional and national meetings
  • Nurse Educator Track:
    • Opportunity to precept with educators from other institutions
    • Opportunity to apply for travel money to attend meetings
  • Health System Leadership Track:
    • Opportunity to precept with nursing leaders/managers/CNOs from various agencies in Georgia
    • Opportunity to collaborate with faculty re on-going research projects
    • Opportunity to participate in CNL national pilot project  
Job Opportunities
  • Nurse Educator Track:
    • Nurse Educator in ADN/BSN programs
    • Staff development
    • School nurse
    • Health educator
  • Health System Leadership Track:
    • Nurse leader
    • Clinical nurse leader
    • Nurse manager
    • Quality manager
    • Risk manager
    • Case manager
    • Director of Nursing  
Organizations
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi
Facilities
  • Excellent library resources including the Cochrane Library Data Base.
  • Nurse Educator Track:
    • Excellent distance education department to facilitate online learning.
    • Excellent information technology department.
    • Excellent learning resource center offers assistance with graphic design, creating learning projects, posters, etc.
  • Health Systems Leadership Track:
    • The Center for Teaching and Learning provides various educational offerings, teaching resources and programs to enhance learning.
    • The Learning Resource Center (LRC) is available to provide instructional technology assistance.
    • The Distance and Distributed Education Center staff and faculty are available to help with online courses.
Faculty Specialties/Interests
  • Education
  • Pain management
  • Women’s health