Georgia Southern University’s School of Nursing’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a concentration in chronic care management was recently named the most affordable online nursing master’s program by the SR Education Group.
To be considered for the ranking, schools were required to be regionally accredited and offer at least one fully online degree. The SR Education Group has published rankings on online colleges since 2009.
The MSN program with a concentration in chronic care management is designed for individuals who currently hold a Georgia RN license and wish to gain further education and skills to evaluate chronic care conditions across the lifespan with a specific focus on those affecting clients of managed care eligibility. The program is 36 credit-hours, includes 270 applied clinical hours, and is designed to be completed in two academic years.
On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 50 Savannah area high school students representing seven different schools in the Medical Explorers program were provided the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a nurse.
Hosted by the Waters College of Health Professions School of Nursing, students were given the opportunity to explore nursing careers while participating in a series of medical stations aimed at providing them with a better understanding of what it is like being a nurse and/or nursing student. Stations, located throughout the Health Professions Academic Building (HPAB), included hand hygiene, Stop the Bleed, injections, respiratory simulation, APRN role, RN role, military nursing and blood pressure measurement. Twelve nursing faculty assisted the students at the stations. Attendees were also provided a tour of the HPAB.
“Georgia Southern University’s long-standing relationship with the Medical Explorers program is a mutually beneficial relationship. The Medical Explorers not only get a taste of what a career in health professions looks like, the University gets early exposure for future students,” stated Danielle Peacock, MSN, APRN, PPCNP-BC, lecturer and event coordinator.
The Medical Explorer program is a pipeline program sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America, geared toward high school students who are interested in careers in the healthcare field. High schools in attendance included Beach, Jenkins, Woodville-Tompkins, Savannah Arts and Sol C. Johnson.
The Teagle Foundation has awarded Georgia Southern University a planning grant in the amount of $50,000 for the project “Narrative Competence for Nurses: The Liberal Arts in Professions.” The project will address the need for additional ethics training in the health professions. The Department of Literature, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Department of History, and Department of Writing and Linguistics in collaboration with the School of Nursing will offer a humanities-based eight-week module that will encourage nursing students to develop a set of skills essential to strengthening their traditional training in ethics within the profession by providing them with opportunities to acknowledge, absorb, interpret and act on the stories and dilemmas of others. The module will focus and expand on two of the main focus areas already in existence in the curriculum of the Professional Nursing Practice course offered by the School of Nursing.
Georgia Southern University’s School of Nursing RN to BSN program was recently named one of the most affordable programs for 2019 by GreatValueColleges.net. The University’s RN to BSN program was ranked 27th out of 50 for Most Affordable Online RN to BSN Programs.
“We are pleased to be recognized by Great Value Colleges as one of the Top 50 Most Affordable Online RN to BSN Programs for 2019,” stated Sheri Carey, DNP, APRN, PCNS-BS, assistant professor and RN to BSN program director. “This recognition attests to the affordability and outstanding reputation of our program and ongoing faculty excellence.”
Great Value Colleges recognized Georgia Southern’s RN to BSN program as having an unerring commitment to providing non-traditional students a high-quality education at an affordable price. “We strive to give students all the tools they need to achieve their full potential and meet future academic and career goals.”
Data collected from College Navigator regarding tuition, as well as information obtained from the program’s website, was used. Though the methodology used to determine a program’s ranking primarily focused on tuition, items such as program flexibility, customization within the degree program and unique offerings were also examined.
The School of Nursing is housed in the Waters College of Health Professions and is fully accredited by the Georgia Board of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. For more information on nursing programs at Georgia Southern, visit https://chp.georgiasouthern.edu/nursing/programs/.