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Completion of the Doctorate in Nursing Education would qualify the graduate to sit for the The Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Examination, accredited by the the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), to become a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE). 

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

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

US News &World Report ranked UWG’s THS SON online graduate nursing program 31st in the nation in 2016, the third consecutive year that we  ranked in the top 50 in this prestigious report! Top Masters in Health Care  identified THS SON as having one of the top graduate nursing schools in America, ranking 12th in 2016.

-  College Choice ranked our on-line MSN program 32nd in the nation in 2015. 

 US News Grad Nursing 2016 US News &World Report ranked UWG’s THS SON online graduate nursing program 31st in the nation in 2016, the third consecutive year that we ranked in the top 50 in this prestigious report!.  

About the program

The University of West Georgia Tanner Health System School of Nursing is proud to offer an EdD in Nursing Education degree. The Tanner Health System School of Nursing and the College of Education collaborated to develop the joint curriculum taught by both nursing and education faculty. 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. A mandatory two-day, on-site orientation seminar introduces learners to key components of the doctorate program. Through structured activities and facilitator-guided dialogue, learners gain an understanding of the doctorate program goals, structure, and culture. Students will develop strategies for successfully engaging in doctorate learning and building an effective doctorate community. Classroom instruction is delivered solely through asynchronous communication. Communication between the professor and students is promoted within the university’s course management system.

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, Massachusett 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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