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Furthering our commitment to nursing education, in June of 2013, Georgia Southwestern joined a consortium recognized by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia offering the Master of Science in Nursing with tracks in nursing education, nursing leadership, and nursing informatics in partnership with Columbus State University as The Georgia Intercollegiate Consortium for Graduate Nursing Education (GICGNE). In fall of 2014, the Family Nurse Practitioner program was created by the consortium.
Our four undergraduate program tracks offer students of varying educational backgrounds a pathway into the nursing profession or further through to a higher degree of the nursing profession. These programs are accredited by the Georgia Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
These are two year programs, but students can elect to follow an extended track of study adding one to two semesters beyond the usual two years. Note: All nursing classes must be taken at GSW.
The Traditional, 2nd Degree, and LPN-BSN program tracks meet the requirements for the AMEDD Enlisted Commissioning Program (AECP/ARMY Nurse Corps).
|Application deadlines for the Traditional, 2nd Degree, and LPN-BSN:|
|Summer Entry||Fall Entry|
|January 15||February 15|
Public Health Nurses: RN public health nurses have the opportunity to refresh their skills and knowledge by taking NURS 3200 Health Assessment without applying and being accepted to the School of Nursing. RNs wanting to take the course must apply and be accepted to the university. The university application for public health nurses only requires a current RN license, immunization form, letter from employer showing request for the course, and an official transcript showing degree award. For GSW admission: please visit the Office of Admissions website http://gsw.edu/Admisions/index.
GSW Distance Education Programs (Applies to RN-BSN and MSN)
Each of the states has its own approval processes for out-of-state institutions offering distance education. While Georgia Southwestern State University endeavors to offer all of its programs to as wide an audience as possible, all Georgia Southwestern State University distance education programs may not be available in all states. States in which GSW is authorized to offer online programs may be found at https://gsw.edu/Assets/DistanceLearning/GSW%20State%20Authorization%20Statement.pdf.
AffordaleCollegesOnline.org (AC Online), leading resource for online learning college affordability information, has released its third annual ranking for the 2015-2016 Best Online Nursing Programs. We are proud that our RN-BSN and MSN Online programs are on their list!
The RN-BSN Program track is TOTALLY ONLINE and specifically designed to meet the needs of RNs who are completing the BSN degree. Most students complete the degree in 1-2 years, but can elect to finish in three years. Under special circumstances, students can have up to five years from the start of their nursing courses to complete the degree requirements. (International students in the RN-BSN program must take classes on campus.)
|Application deadlines for the RN-BSN program track only|
|Spring Entry||Summer Entry||Fall Entry|
|October 15 preferred
November 15 final
|March 15 preferred
April 15 final
|June 15 preferred
July 15 final
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) consists of three degree tracks, two certificate tracks, and one program. It is a TOTALLY ONLINE degree. The Georgia Intercollegiate Consortium for Graduate Nursing Education (GICGNE) is a consortium between
|Application deadlines for the MSN degree tracks and certificates (excludes FNP):|
|Spring Admission||Fall Admission|
|Preferred: October 15
Final: November 15
|Preferred: March 15
Final: April 15
FNP - Fall admission only: Preferred deadline- MARCH 15 Final deadline - APRIL 15
The Guaranteed Acceptance Program (GAP)for high school seniors is unique to Georgia Southwestern and the
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All elements combine to make the GSW School of Nursing one of the best and most highly respected teaching facilities in the area. Graduates of the program will be prepared to practice in a wide variety of health care settings. These individuals will be actively recruited by the best hospitals and healthcare agencies in the state.
We welcome students who are looking to meet the challenges in the nation’s health care and who are eager to learn.
Join us at Southwestern!