The Tanner Health System School of Nursing accepts applications for admission to the MSN program each fall semester. Admission consideration is dependent upon submission of the following items:

  1. Earned Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited program.

  2. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.

  3. Current licensure as a registered nurse (RN) in the United States upon the start date of MSN coursework.

  4. Completion of a basic undergraduate statistics course (with a grade of C or higher) before enrollment or during the first semester of the MSN program.

  5. An overall GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) for all nursing courses.

  6. Professional resume.

Online Degree and Certification Programs may not be available in all states. If you are an out-of-state student, please contact the University of West Georgia, Director of Distance Education, Janet Gubbins (, or central office #678-839-0630), to confirm that our program is available in your state. Once you have confirmed that the MSN program is available in your state, please contact the Tanner Health System School of Nursing Graduate Associate, Embry Ice (, or central office #678-839-5115), as the requirement of additional faculty licenses may be necessary to accommodate out of state students. Currently, only residents with active licenses in Alabama and Compact States (eNLC) are eligible for practicum requirements of the program. Please check the NCSBN Enhanced Nursing Licensure Compact (eNLC) Implementation site for individual state status.

A review of applications will begin after February 1st and will continue until fall semester classes begin.

For MSN-specific links, click here