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- Chemical Education
- Nutritional Sciences
What Is Nursing?Nursing is an art and a science. It is the art of knowing how to balance knowledge and compassion to give holistic care to individuals, families, groups and communities. As a science, nursing requires a wealth of knowledge and critical-thinking skills necessary to provide safe, effective, culturally competent medical care. The Perimeter College Department of Nursing became an administrative unit of the Georgia State University School of Nursing in 2016.
The associate degree path to nursing is now the Georgia State University School of Nursing Associate Degree Program, Perimeter College.
The associate degree courses continue to be housed at the same campus locations, and admissions standards and program costs remain the same.
For more information on the change, visit the School of Nursing website .
Undergraduate students learn the essentials of nursing care in the classroom and an advanced simulation lab. They practice skills learned in a wide range of facilities, including hospitals, community settings and clinics, caring for patients after surgery, providing health screenings for pre-school children, administering flu vaccines to adults and caring for new mothers and their babies.
The bachelor’s degree program is available for first-time nurses through the traditional and Achieving Curriculum Expeditiously (ACE, fast-track) options. The ACE option allows students with degrees in another field or heavy science background in a bachelor’s degree to complete degree requirements more quickly.
Accreditation and Approvals
The College of Nursing is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a national accreditation agency for schools of nursing. See the CCNE website or the Georgia Board of Nursing website for more information.
Expand career horizons with a graduate degreeEarning a master’s degree in nursing opens new career avenues for registered nurses and expands their impact on the U.S. healthcare system. The master of science in nursing (M.S.) degree program is a distance-learning program designed with the busy adult learner in mind, preparing graduates to assume a variety of advanced practice registered nurse roles. Students in the master’s program work with expert clinicians and system administrators to prepare for advanced practice nursing roles and leadership positions. The R.N. to M.S. bridge program provides registered nurses with considerable practice experience and an associate degree or diploma from an accredited nursing program a streamlined approach to earn a graduate degree. Candidates must have a minimum of one-year work experience as a registered nurse with two years’ experience preferred. Students applying to the R.N. to M.S. degree program must complete additional prerequisite undergraduate course work* before taking any master’s level nursing courses. *See additional courses required tab below for prerequisites
Offering distance learning for the working professional RNGeorgia State houses the only nursing college statewide to offer the full spectrum of nursing education from associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees (including D.N.P. and Ph.D.). The Georgia State nursing college in Atlanta offers access to a range of healthcare organizations. A distance learning program, the R.N. to M.S. offers convenience for the working nurse, and as a state research university, Georgia State is an affordable option. Specialty areas in the master’s program, both traditional and R.N. to M.S. include:
For practicing registered nurses with either an associate degree or diploma in nursing, the R.N. to B.S. option is the ideal way to earn a bachelor’s degree. Many registered nurses who originally completed their nursing programs at the associate degree level are returning to school as employers seek bachelor’s-prepared nurses. Holding a bachelor’s degree in nursing may provide more opportunities within a nurse’s employment place. If a nurse wishes to teach or become an advanced practice nurse, the bachelor’s degree is a stepping stone to a master’s degree or doctorate in nursing.
Accreditation and Approvals
The College of Nursing is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a national accreditation agency for nursing schools. See the CCNE website or the Georgia Board of Nursing website for more information.