Jenny Schuessler
Jenny Schuessler, PhD, RN Dean and Professor

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Tanner Health System School of Nursing, I welcome you to the University of West Georgia! As you will discover, amazing things happen when you Go West!

At our School of Nursing, you will find the excellent faculty, student population, curriculum and clinical sites necessary to help you meet your goals. Our state of the art building in Carrollton, completed in 2013, received the Innovation Award for Design and Technology from the University Systems of Georgia.  The UWG Newnan facility opened in the summer 2015 and includes a beautiful 9000 square foot nursing suite. I encourage you to come by and see us; you will immediately understand we have the ideal environment for preparing professional nurses!

It is an exciting time to be a nurse. The complexity of health care in the 21st century is immense with issues of quality, access, and costs presenting many challenges. To meet these challenges, the THSSON has a unique double focus, caring and excellence. These two qualities guide our mission which is to exemplify academic excellence in a caring environment by providing quality undergraduate and graduate education and to meet the current and evolving health care needs within the global community.

Our BSN, MSN and EdD programs are preparing the clinicians, leaders, researchers, and educators ready to meet the health care needs of society for years to come. Our traditional undergraduate program features an innovative concept based curriculum, our RN to BSN program is a strong program dedicated to supporting nurses returning to school and our graduate programs are recognized nationally for on-line instruction.

We are proud of our accomplishments and are eagerly planning for the future. It is my privilege to lead the Tanner Health System School of Nursing into the next phase of its development. I invite you to learn more about what makes the THSSON the extraordinary place it is!


Jenny Schuessler, PhD, RN
Dean and Professor