Nursing M.S.N. (Online)

Degree Requirements: 30-33 Credit Hours

Programs Available:

M.S.N. Degree, with a focus in Chronic Care Management, 30 credit hours

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

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. 

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

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.
  • 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.

Major:  M.S.N.

Concentration: Chronic Care Management, 27 Credit Hours

Credit Hours
NURS   6102Family Health Promotion for APRN3
NURS   6104Health Care Organization and Policy for APRN3
NURS   6105Differential Diagnoses, Pathology and Scientific Medical Terminology3
NURS   6107Epidemiology and Transcultural Issues3
NURS   9106Informatics3
NURS   9115Scholarly Writing at the Graduate Level1
Specialty Courses:
NURS   6101Chronic Care Management I4
NURS   6103Chronic Care and Pharmacology Management II 14
NURS   6106Chronic Care Management and Advanced Health Assessment Capstone 13
Total Credit Hours27

Major:  M.S.N.

Concentration: Nursing Education, 36 Credit Hours

Credit Hours
NURS   9102Research Design and Dissemination2
NURS   9111Biomedical Ethics2
NURS   9115Scholarly Writing at the Graduate Level1
Specialty Courses:
NURS   6201Advanced Pathophysiology and Pedagogies for Teaching3
NURS   6202Advanced Pharmacology and Pedagogies for Teaching3
NURS   6203Advanced Physical Assessment and Pedagogies for Teaching3
NURS   6204Theoretical Perspectives of Teaching and Learning in Nursing Education3
NURS   6205Curriculum Design and Evaluation in Nursing Education3
NURS   6206Teaching Strategies and Methods in Nursing Education3
NURS   6207Clinical Specialty Practicum I2
NURS   6208Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation in Nursing Education3
NURS   6209Clinical Specialty Practicum II2
NURS   6210Nursing Education Capstone3
Total Credit Hours36