Learn More about the Program

For more information on the EdD Program please contact
Embry Ice, Graduate Studies Associate at eice@westga.edu or by Phone 678-839-5115

The University of West Georgia’s Tanner Health System School of Nursing continues to be highly ranked among peer institutions.

Designated a National League for Nursing Centers of Excellence in the category Promoting Pedagogical Expertise of Faculty
Is ranked 38th in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Online Programs.
The Graduate nursing program was ranked 12th in the nation according to Top Masters in Health Care Administration, 2016.
The Graduate nursing program was ranked 33rd in the nation according to College Choice, 2017.

NLN Center of Excellence in Nursing Education Badge US News and World Report Top 50 Online Graduate Nursing Program Badge Top Masters in Healthcare 2017 College Choice Award MSN 2016


Susan Welch, EdD, RN, CNE - Associate Dean and Interim Director of the EdD Program
Alumnus CCRN

About the program

The University of West Georgia Tanner Health System School of Nursing is proud to offer an EdD in Nursing Education degree. Competencies of the program include the knowledge and skills in theoretical and analytic approaches to the discovery and application of knowledge in nursing education. The program outcomes reflect the Core Competencies of Nurse Educators by the National League for Nursing (2005). The program is offered 100 percent online and includes a total of 60 semester hours. Classroom instruction is delivered solely through asynchronous communication.

University of West Georgia monitors regulations governing online education at the state and federal level. As of March 2016, UWG was approved to participate in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), as part of the state of Georgia's membership and as of May 2017 the State of Georgia joined the Nurse Licensure Campact (eNLC). As a result, UWG may enroll residents of many, but not all, states outside of Georgia.

Prospective students who reside outside the State of Georgia should contact deregs@westga.edu or UWG Online at 678-839-6248, for more information and status updates on their state of residency, as some limitations may be lifted soon.

Prospective students who reside outside the state of Georgia who are considering a professional program (nursing, education, social work, counseling, allied health professions, veterinary medicine) should contact the appropriate Board in their state of residency prior to beginning a course of study. UWG cannot confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in the student’s state.

For specific questions, contact Embry Ice, Graduate Studies Associate at eice@westga.edu.

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