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

Tanner Health System School of Nursing was ranked 29th in the nation according to US News and World Report’s 2017 America’s Best Graduate Schools. The ranking commemorates the fourth consecutive year the School of Nursing ranked among the top 50.

Tanner Health System School of Nursing graduate nursing program was ranked 12th in the nation according to Top Masters in Health Care Administration, 2016.

Tanner Health System School of Nursing graduate nursing program was ranked 33rd in the nation according to College Choice, 2017.

US News and World Report 2017 Badge Top Masters in Healthcare 2017 College Choice Award MSN 2016


Laurie Jowers Ware, PhD, RN, CNL - Associate Dean
Susan Welch, EdD, RN,CCRN,CNE - Director

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. As a result of this membership, as well as efforts to seek exemption or authorization in non-SARA states, UWG may enroll residents of any U.S. state, providing state professional licensing requirements are met for the applicable program. In addition, practicums or clinicals may be conducted in any state other than Utah, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts or Connecticut.

Prospective students who reside within the aforementioned states should contact or UWG Online at 678-839-6248, for more information and status updates, as some limitations may be lifted soon.

Students that reside outside the state of Georgia who are considering a professional program 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 678-839-5115.

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