MSN Degree Programs in Georgia

Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs in Georgia offer the opportunity for baccalaureate educated nurses to pursue career advancement in one of many specializations offered through a number of nursing schools. Depending on the area of concentration and the student's schedule, the MSN program can be completed in as little as 16 months or up to 24 months or more.

MSN programs are designed to prepare nurse leaders in various specialty areas of nursing. Graduates are prepared to practice in various health care systems and nursing settings as well as entry to doctorate level nursing programs. Courses cover critical thinking, nursing theories and concepts, application theory and concepts to practice, ethics, development of strengths in an area of practice and other courses that build on the baccalaureate education. Advanced practice concentrations will require clinical experience with preceptors at health care facilities.

MSN Degree Programs Offered in Georgia

Most MSN programs are offered partially or entirely online as a convenience for students that continue to work while advancing their education and careers. Clinical experience requirements for advanced practice can often be arranged in the student's local geography with the assistance of the nursing school faculty. Below you will find MSN programs offered in Georgia along with areas of concentration and accreditation information.

The Advance for Nurses 2007 Salary Survey found that MSN educated nurses in Georgia made an average annual salary of $66,050. Advanced practice nurses can make substantially more. Salaries can vary significantly based on experience, facility, location and other factors. The bottom line is that an MSN can significantly increase a baccalaureate educated nurse's salary and advance their nursing career. You may also be interested in learning about Nurse Practitioner programs in Georgia.

Schools Based in Georgia Offering MSN Programs

Albany State University - College of Sciences and Health Professions - Department of Nursing

Programs Offered: MSN with a Family Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Educator option.

  • Albany State University, 504 College Drive, Albany, Georgia 31705, PH: 229-430-3027

Brenau University Online College - Nursing

Programs Offered: MSN Online, MSN FNP, MSN Nurse Educator, MSN Nurse Manager

  • Brenau University Online College, 500 Washington Street, SE, Gainesville, GA 30501, PH: 770-534-6197

Clayton State University - School of Nursing

Programs Offered: Online MSN (Focuses: Nursing Education or Nursing Leadership), RN to BSN Online /RN Completion Program (BSN), RN to MSN

  • 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow, GA 30260, PH: 678-466-4959

Emory University - Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

The MSN programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: RN to MSN Online, MSN-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, MSN-Adult Nurse Practitioner, MSN-Emergency Nurse Practitioner, MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN-Family Nurse-Midwife, MSN-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, MSN-Nurse-Midwifery, MSN-Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care, MSN-Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care, MSN-Public Health Nursing Leadership, MSN-Women's Health/Adult Health Nurse Practitioner, MSN-Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, MSN-Women's Health Care (Title X), MSN-Master of Public Health

  • Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing - Emory University, 1520 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30322-4207, PH: 404-727-7980

Georgia College & State University - School of Health Sciences

Programs Offered: MSN - concentrations in (Nurse Educator, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family Nurse Practitioner, Health Care Informatics, Nursing Services, MBA)

  • Division of Professional Nursing - School of Health Sciences, Campus Box 64, Milledgeville, GA 31061, PH: 478-445-1076

Georgia Southern University - College of Health and Human Sciences

The MSN is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and accredited by the CCNE.

Programs Offered: MSN with concentrations in (Family Nurse Practitioner, Womens' Health Nurse Practioner, Community Health Clinical Nurse Specialist)

  • School of Nursing - Georgia Southern University, P.O. Box 8158, Statesboro, GA 30460-8158, PH: 912-478-5994

Georgia State University - Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing

Programs Offered: MSN with concentrations in: Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Practitioner Program, Child Health Clinical Nurse Specialist/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Practitioner

  • Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing - Georgia State University, P.O. Box 4019, Atlanta, Georgia 30302-4019, PH: 404-413-1200

Valdosta State University - College of Nursing

Programs Offered: MSN with concentrations in: Care Manager, Nurse Educator, Nurse Administrator, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health) (CCNE Accredited MSN Programs)

  • Valdosta State University - College of Nursing, S. Walter Martin Hall, 1300 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, GA 31698, PH: 229-333-5959

Additional Nursing Schools in Georgia Offering MSN Degrees

Armstrong Atlantic State University (MSN)
Dept. of Nursing
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, Georgia 31419
PH: 912-927-5302
Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer
University (MSN)
3001 Mercer University Dr.
Atlanta, Georgia 30341
PH: 678-547-6801
Kennesaw State University (MSN)
Wellstar School of Nursing
1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, Georgia 30144-5591
PH: 770-499-3080
North Georgia College & State University (MSN)
Department of Nursing
Highway 60 South
Dahlonega, Georgia 30597
PH: 706-864-1935
University of West Georgia (MSN)
Department of Nursing
1601Maple Street
Carrollton, Georgia 30118
PH: 678-839-6552
     

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