Dec 10, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing - M.S.N. (Online)

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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.

Other Program Requirements


Graduate students are advised by their program. Graduate students should reach out to their graduate program director for information regarding the structures in place to facilitate advisement. For more information visit Graduate Academic Advisement .

Graduate students can also contact the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies for more information about their program director.
Phone: 912-478-COGS (2647)

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