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The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) consists of three degree tracks, two certificate tracks, and one program – all on-line programs of study.  The 36-44 hour programs prepare professional registered nurses for advanced practice nursing roles as culturally competent educations, leaders, informaticists, or family nurse practitioners. The Georgia Intercollegiate Consortium for Graduate Nursing Education (GICGNE) is a consortium between Georgia Southwestern State University and Columbus State University offering the master’s programs in nursing.  These programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing. The consortium allows students to enjoy resources from both schools.

States in which GSW is authorized to offer online programs may be found at

    • Nursing Educator
    • Nursing Leadership/Management
    • Nursing  Informatics
    • Certificate in Nursing Education
    • Certificate in Nursing Informatics

Application deadlines for MSN degree tracks and certificates (excludes FNP):

There are two MSN degree and certificate admission cycles

Spring Admission                         Fall Admission

                                                           Preferred: October 15                    Preferred: June 15         

                                                           Final: November 15                       Final: July 15                   

  •  Family Nurse Practitioner Program 
  •                       FNP - Fall admission cycle only: Preferred deadline- MARCH 15  Final deadline - APRIL 15

    The FNP program is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing.  Accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is in progress. 

    Application to the MSN degree, MSN certificates, and FNP Program should be made through the university office ofGraduate Admissions 

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