Nursing M.S.N. (Online)

Degree Requirements: 36 Credit Hours

Programs Available:

M.S.N. Degree, with a focus in Chronic Care Management, 36 credit hours

M.S.N. Degree, with a focus in Nursing Education, 36 credit hours

Admission Requirements 

  1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree or its equivalent from a college accredited by the appropriate accrediting association.
  2. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on 4.0 scale)
  3. Prerequisite-Statistics. Program requires a prerequisite in Introductory Statistics with a C or better.
  4. The MAT or GRE is not required for admission.
  5. Unrestricted and current single state Georgia RN license or a compact license that includes Georgia.
  6. One year of full-time clinical nursing experience.
  7. Submission/completion of all of the following materials:
    • Complete College of Graduate Studies online application with payment of required fee.
    • Three letters of recommendation. Forms in the online application are acceptable, or you can attach 3 recommendation letters to the application.
    • Proof of American Heart Association Level C (2 person-BLS) CPR certification.
    • Proof of RN licensure (write COPY) over any replication of license submitted.
  8. Upon acceptance:
    • Georgia Southern University Health Services Form (must be completed before first-semester entry and updated each semester afterward)
    • School of Nursing Student Health forms (required before the first day of the first semester)
    • Proof of current RN malpractice liability insurance (policy cover page) with name, dates of coverage, amount.

Progression Requirements

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

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.

Major:  M.S.N.

Concentration: Chronic Care Management, 36 Credit Hours

Credit Hours
NURS   7110Scholarly Writing at the Graduate Level1
NURS   7121Theoretical Basis for Clinical Scholarship2
NURS   7122Research Design and Dissemination2
NURS   7128Epidemiology2
NURS   7130Health Policy Concerns in Delivery Systems3
NURS   7135Informatics3
NURS   7141Pathophysiology and Differential Diagnosis3
NURS   7142Advanced Pharmacology3
NURS   7143Advanced Health Assessment3
NURS   7710Advanced Health Assessment Clinical1
NURS   9123Biomedical Ethics2
Specialty Courses:
NURS   7532Chronic Care Management I3
NURS   7542Chronic Care Management II4
NURS   7543Chronic Care Management Capstone4
Total Credit Hours36

Major:  M.S.N.

Concentration: Nursing Education, 36 Credit Hours

Credit Hours
NURS   7110Scholarly Writing at the Graduate Level1
NURS   7121Theoretical Basis for Clinical Scholarship2
NURS   7135Informatics3
NURS   7141Pathophysiology and Differential Diagnosis3
NURS   7142Advanced Pharmacology3
NURS   7143Advanced Health Assessment3
NURS   7710Advanced Health Assessment Clinical1
NURS   9123Biomedical Ethics2
Specialty Courses:
NURS   7136Theoretical Perspectives of Teaching and Learning in Nursing Education3
NURS   7137Curriculum Design and Evaluation in Nursing Education3
NURS   7138Teaching Strategies and Methods in Nursing Education3
NURS   7139Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation in Nursing Education3
NURS   7720Clinical Specialty Practicum3
NURS   7721Nursing Education Capstone3
Total Credit Hours36