by Odera Ezenna has ranked the University of West Georgia’s online MSN nursing education programs as the second most affordable degree program in its 30 Best Affordable Online Master’s in Nursing Education 2017.

Online graduate studentThe Tanner Health System School of Nursing (THSSON) offers a 100 percent online Master of Science in Nursing degree, offering role options in either education or health systems leadership. It is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

“The ranking of our MSN program by GradSchoolHub is an extraordinary honor that acknowledges what we do best,” said Dr. Jenny Schuessler, dean of THSSON. “This recognition is evidence that we have established a reputation as educators of nurse educators.

“Our MSN program is preparing the clinicians, leaders, researchers and educators ready to meet the health care needs of society for years to come,” she continued. “It is designed to meet the need for nurse educators, leaders/managers and clinical nurse leaders in a variety of health care settings.”

The ranking considered accreditation, tuition, and other rankings and recognition. THSSON’s largest MSN track is the nurse educator track.

At THSSON, the mission is to exemplify academic excellence in a caring environment by providing quality education to meet current and evolving health care needs within the global community.

“Under the leadership of Associate Dean for Graduate Programs Dr. Susan Welch and MSN Program Director Dr. Sally Richter, faculty guide students in developing the knowledge and skills needed to embark on an academic career,” said Schussler. “Faculty constantly strive to provide class and clinical experiences relevant to preparing nurse educators ready to take on the tremendous challenge of preparing nurses to deliver care in the complex health care system.” is an online resource providing expert information on high-quality accredited graduate programs offered by the nation’s best universities. offers the latest information and advice on the best master’s, doctoral and professional degrees in the country. Read the full article at

U.S. News & World Report also considers UWG as a top higher education institute and ranks its online graduate nursing programs #29 out of more than 1,200 programs surveyed.

Posted on August 17, 2017