Nursing M.S.N. (Online)

Degree Requirements: 26 Credit Hours

Programs Available

MSN Degree, with a focus in Chronic Care Management

Total Hours: 26 credit hours for the entire MSN. Post-MSN Certificate options are available (FNP, PMHNP) that vary in length.

Admission Requirements 

  1. Bachelor’s degree in the proposed field of study (BSN) or its equivalent from a college accredited by the appropriate accrediting association.
  2. Current Georgia RN license. Out-of-state students must obtain a Georgia RN license.
  3. Prerequisite undergraduate statistics course or a statistically oriented methodology course.
  4. Pre-admission interview by nursing faculty.
  5. Submission/completion of documentation:
    1. College of Graduate Studies application
    2. Georgia Southern Health Services form
    3. School of Nursing graduate application
    4. Proof of current malpractice liability insurance
    5. Proof of American Heart Association Level C (2 person-BLS) CPR certification
    6. Three letters of recommendation
    7. School of Nursing Student Health Appraisal forms 

Specific Admission Policies

Must gain Regular Degree-Seeking Status admission to the MSN program to be eligible to enroll in graduate nursing courses. Non-degree students are not permitted to enroll in graduate nursing courses with the exception of students formally admitted to the Post-MSN Certificate option or with prior approval from the Graduate Program Director. The Graduate Program Director may admit any student into a program at her discretion. Final decisions will be made on an individual basis. 

  1. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on 4.0 scale) in all prior nursing studies

Progression Requirements

  1. Course Progression: All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of “B”

Required Credits

Major: MSN

Concentration: Chronic Care Management, 26 Credit Hours

Credit Hours
Graduate Core
NURS   5131GDifferential Diagnoses, Pathology and Scientific Medical Terminology3
NURS   6133Health Care Organization and Policy for APN3
NURS   6136Family Health Promotion3
NURS   6230Epidemiology and Transcultural Issues for APN3
Specialty Courses
NURS   6240Chronic Care Management I4
NURS   6241Chronic Care Management and Advanced Health Assessment 14
NURS   6260Chronic Care & Pharmacology Management II 16
Total Credit Hours26

 Applied Clinical Hours

Other Program Requirements

  • See academic standards and regulations in the graduate section for information on Program of Study and comprehensive examination procedures.
  • Students must meet the progression policies of College of Graduate Studies and the MSN Program.
  • A student admitted Non-degree to the Post-MSN Certificate options must meet the same academic standards and regulations for progress and retention as a Degree-seeking student.
  • Preference is given to applicants with a desire to work in rural or underserved areas. Minority and rural students are encouraged to apply.


School of Nursing 
Graduate Program 
P.O. Box 8158 
Statesboro, GA 30460-8158 
(912) 478-0017
FAX (912) 478-1679