School of Nursing
The School of Nursing is nationally recognized as a top 100 nursing program1 and is committed to helping meet the needs of the multicultural rural populations of the region by providing high quality nursing education programs. The nursing program incorporates high academic and ethical standards and a caring, learning environment for students consistent with the mission and objectives of the university. We are dedicated to graduating nursing professionals who are leaders and capable of meeting the health care challenges of the 21st century. Both the undergraduate and graduate curricula have innovative classroom, clinical, and community experiences to prepare students to promote the health of populations. The School of Nursing represents a strong and extraordinary community of excellent students, well-prepared faculty, dedicated staff, and supportive alumni and friends who promote and advance the quality, accessibility, and availability of nursing care for the people of southeast Georgia and beyond.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice and post-graduate APRN certificate at Georgia Southern University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. All prelicensure programs are fully approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing. Georgia Southern University is accredited with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Mission & Vision
School of Nursing Mission Statement
The Mission of the Georgia Southern School of Nursing is to prepare a diverse student population to become professional nurses through academic excellence to promote health and enhance the quality of life for citizens in the rural and urban communities they serve.
School of Nursing Vision Statement
The School of Nursing aspires to be the premier center for academic excellence in professional nursing education for the Southeastern United States through transformative learning opportunities that promote a culture of caring and a legacy of lifelong scholarship, leadership and responsible community service and stewardship.
The Georgia Southern University School of Nursing is fully accredited by all appropriate national, state, and specialized/professional nursing accrediting agencies. Accrediting agencies assure that programs in nursing education engage in effective educational practices in the preparation of nurses. A determination of accreditation by an accrediting agency is an indication of confidence in the educational institution to offer a program of quality, deserving of public approbation. (NOTE: Universities and colleges in the United States must hold appropriate regional accreditation in order to be recognized to award higher education degrees. All nursing programs must hold approval from their State Board of Nursing. Voluntary program accreditation by one specialized/ professional nursing accreditation body is highly desirable, particularly to assure graduates of continued educational and employment mobility.) The Georgia Southern University holds the following accreditation and approvals:
1. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges of the (SACSCOC). This regional accreditation grants Georgia Southern University the right to award Associate, Bachelor, Master, Specialist, and Doctorate degrees.
The Georgia Southern University holds the following state and specialized/professional nursing accreditations:
2. Georgia Board of Nursing. (Required Approval). The Georgia Board of Nursing grants Full Approval to nursing programs who maintain compliance with the Georgia Board of Nursing Rules and Regulations as evidenced by: annual reports submitted by the program, site visit reports, and appropriate passing percentages of first-time writers on the NCLEX-RN examination. Inquiries regarding the accreditation status of the program can be directed o: Georgia Board of Nursing, 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, GA 31217-3858. Phone: 912-207-1640. Active Current Approval Period.
3. Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). (Voluntary Specialized/ Professional Accreditation). The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education is the premier accrediting agency recognizing professional baccalaureate and graduate programs in nursing in the United States. Georgia Southern University School of Nursing is approved for its baccalaureate and graduate programs by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. To be accredited, the following are required:
a) The nursing program is viable and appears, based upon the review of submitted materials, to be conducted in a manner that will enable compliance with CCNE accreditation standards.
b) The institution has a history of seeking and ensuring continuing accreditation and program recognition by appropriate accrediting and regulatory agencies.
c) The institution has ensured the continuing viability of the nursing education program by being responsive to the concerns of accrediting and regulatory agencies.
For further information about the status of the program, please contact the Commission on Collegiate nursing Education at the following address: Commission on Collegiate nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120. Phone: (202) 887-6791. Current Accreditation Period: 2020 for BSN, RN-BSN, and MSN; 2025 for the BSN-DNP.
2016 ranking of graduate Nursing degrees by US News and World Report
School of Nursing
Georgia Southern University
Dr. Catherine Gilbert, School Chair and Associate Professor
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419
P.O. Box 8158
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 344-2585
Phone: (912) 478-5242
Fax: (912) 478-1159
ABSN and LPN-BSN
Phone: (912) 344-2575
Phone: (912) 478-5479
Fax: (912) 478-0536
Phone: (912) 478-0017
Fax: (912) 478-1679