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The University of West Georgia Tanner Health System School of Nursing Undergraduate Program offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree on two campuses. The Carrollton campus offers a six semester program and the Newnan campus offers an eight semester program. The traditional track offered on these campuses are for students who have never been licensed as an RN. This program prepares graduates who are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN, the national licensing examination to become a Registered Nurse. The Traditional BSN program admits  once   each year in the Summer



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The Process for Appyling to Master of Science in Nursing Program at UWG.

The Tanner Health System School of Nursing at the University of West Georgia offers a   100% online  Master of Science in Nursing degree with role options in either education or health systems leadership. The Tanner Health System School of Nursing also offers post masters certification in these areas.

  • Nursing Tracks

    The nursing education track is a program of study that addresses innovations in curriculum, instructional skills and strategies, the development and use of educational technology, and educational assessment and evaluation. Students will develop expertise in health education and promotion, patient education, professional development, or college/university teaching.

    The health systems leadership track is a program of study designed to prepare nurse managers/leaders and clinical nurse leaders (CNLs). The CNL is a role designed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN, 2003) to prepare a leader who is accountable for management of care and the care environment. Courses focus on patient-centered care, evidence-based practice, pharmacology, case management client-care coordination, holistic health assessment, care of diverse populations, health policy, health systems, business and economics, statistics, leadership and management, quality improvement, risk management, and public/community health.

  • Course Curriculum

    Courses in the curriculum build upon courses in the baccalaureate program in nursing. Students apply research concepts, theories, and skills in the development of the role components of the program. The Master of Science in Nursing Program is designed to meet the need for nurse educators, leaders/managers, and CNL's in a variety of health care settings. Students may complete the course of study in four semesters of full time course work, or students may pursue the degree on a part-time basis.

  • Accreditation & Regulations

    The MSN program is fully accredited by the   Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC, 20001, Phone: 202-887-6791, Fax: 202-887-8476.

    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

    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 advisement and information contact:
    Embry Ice
    Graduate Studies Associate
    Email:   eice@westga.edu
    Phone:  678-839-5115

  • MSN-Specific Links