Georgia Master's Degree in Nursing

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Georgia MSN Programs

MSN programs in Georgia are opportunities for nursing students to go above and beyond standard levels of learning to work in the most advanced part of this career field. Nursing is a career that will always be in demand, so it is a very secure job choice.

MSN programs in Georgia are considered graduate degree programs, meaning that to enter into one, an individual must have graduated from a bachelor's program. An MSN degree typically takes about 2 years to complete. This is a large time investment, but it is well worth it if an individual wants to be a manager or work in a research facility.

Online vs. Traditional Programs

Students in Georgia who want to earn an MSN degree have a few different options. These students can choose to either learn in a classroom setting or from home in an online course. A student's learning style and schedule often determine which type of program he or she chooses.

Some students prefer to enroll in a traditional classroom MSN program because of the close interaction that they have can with the teacher and the other students. Often students like having a set schedule for learning and taking tests that they have to follow. One traditional classroom program in Georgia that students should consider is Brenau University. This program begins in August of each year and meets one Saturday per month during the course of the

Online programs are often a good fit for nurses who currently work full-time or have obligations which stand in the way of them making it to class at a specific time each week. With this program, nurses are able to learn from home and complete assignments and tests when it is convenient for them.

Admission Requirements

The Brenau University MSN program offers 3 specialties: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Leadership and Management, and Nurse Education. The requirements to be admitted to the Brenau University MSN program, which are similar to the requirements for most programs, are:

  • Students must complete the Nursing Centralized Application System (Nursing CAS) application.
  • Applicants must submit their GRE scores if they want to study to become a Family Nurse Practitioner.
  • Applicants must submit two personal references.
  • Students must submit a resume.
  • Students must request two copies of their official transcripts from all previous nursing institutions. One must be sent to Nursing CAS at the address in the application


The cost of obtaining an MSN degree at Brenau University ranges from $21,060 to $26,650. The specialty track that a student pursues determines how many credits he or she must earn, and thus, the total cost of tuition. This can be contrasted with the California University online MSN program which costs $14,850 for in-state students and $15,407 for out-of-state students.

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Georgia State Board of Licensed Practical Nurses
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
Phone: (478) 207-1640
Fax: (478) 207-1633

Georgia Board of Nursing
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
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Other Schools with MSN Programs in Georgia

Albany State University
504 College Drive
Albany, GA 31705
Emory University
201 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322
Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University
3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341
Georgia Health Sciences University
1120 15th Street
Atlanta, GA 30912
Nell H Woodruff - Emory University
1520 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
Medical College of Georgia
1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA 30912
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple St.
Carrollton, GA 30118
North Georgia College & State University
82 College Circle
Dahlonega, GA 30597
Brenau University
1866 Southern Lane
Gainesville, GA 30033

Georgia MSN Degree Prerequisites

Georgia nurses who continue their education and gain a Masters in Nursing (MSN) Degree are licensed by The Georgia Board of Nursing as either an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) or an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner(ARNP).

To enroll in a MSN degree program in Georgia, you must first become licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN). The most common Nursing Masters Degree curriculum in Georgia and across the US is the RN-MSN program. See our directory of Georgia RN to MSN programs

Those holding Georgia RN certification have most likely already earned their Bachelors in Science of Nursing (BSN) degree. This is typically a four year training program at a nationally accredited school of nursing.

Contact your school of choice to learn more about their specific MSN program prerequisites.

Georgia MSN Degree Areas of Specialization

In Georgia, there are typically four specific areas that MSN degree seeking students may choose to specialize in. These include:

  • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
  • Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

Check with the Georgia Board of Nursing to learn about the about the legal authority the state of Georgia grants Advanced Practice Nurses(APNs) and Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners(ARNPs)in each particular area of specialization.

Online MSN Degree Programs

In Georgia, online nursing degree programs are increasingly popular. This is mainly due to the convenience of nursing distance learning programs. As long as the online MSN program is nationally accredited, earning your MSN degree online is accepted and honored by the state of Georgia.

Georgia MSN Degree Resources

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