RN to MSN Graduate Degree Programs in Georgia

Diploma and associate's educated registered nurses with a current Georgia registered nursing license can earn a graduate degree in nursing, in most cases, in less than 3 years through an RN to MSN program. There are 8 local Georgia nursing schools that offer an RN to MSN and a number of well-known nursing schools from around the country that offer online RN to MSN programs with no residency requirements with many specialty tracks to choose from. As you can see there are a lot of options. The RN to MSN programs in Georgia are listed below along with their contact information.

The Master's of Science in Nursing is the necessary step for registered nurses moving up the career ladder to advanced practice, nursing education, health policy making, research, consulting and other career paths including doctorate level nursing education programs. Online RN to MSN programs have made it easier for working nurses to pursue these careers by offering flexible schedules and, for advanced practice programs, help arranging clinical sites and preceptors in the student's local community to meet the clinical practice requirements. Many of the online RN to MSN programs are accredited by the CCNE or the NLNAC or both, which means that students can have confidence that the education they are receiving is current and of the highest quality to prepare them adequately for professional nursing positions.

With career advancement comes the opportunity to earn more money. According to the Advance for Nurses 2007 Salary Survey, the MSN educated nurse in Georgia made an average annual salary of $66,050 compared to associate's educated nurse who made an average annual salary of $55,225. Granted, salaries will vary by experience, location, facility and a variety of other factors, but these numbers do make the point that higher education translates to more money. Advanced practice nurses can make significantly higher salaries than those listed.

RN to MSN Programs Offered in Georgia

Learn more about the RN - MSN programs offered in Georgia by requesting information from the schools listed below. You might also be interested in one of the RN to BSN Programs offered in Georgia.

Schools Based in Georgia Offering an RN to MSN Program

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

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

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

Clayton State University - School of Nursing

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

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

Emory University - Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

The MSN program is CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: RN to MSN Online

  • 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: RN to MSN Online

  • 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 Online RN to MSN is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and accredited by the CCNE.

Programs Offered: RN to MSN Online

  • 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: RN to MS Bridge Program

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

Medical College of Georgia - School of Nursing

Programs Offered: RN to MSN Clinical Nurse Leader (CCNE Accredited)

  • MCG - School of Nursing, 987 St. Sebastian Way, Augusta, GA 30912, PH: 706-721-3771

Valdosta State University - College of Nursing

Programs Offered: RN to BSN/MSN Pathway (CCNE Accredited)

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

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