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Mercer University - Atlanta Hybrid Part-time

3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341

678-547-6000

Herzing University - Atlanta

3393 Peachtree Road- Suite 1003
Atlanta, GA 30326

(404) 816-4533 x116

Albany State University

504 College Dr.
Albany, GA 31705

Armstrong Atlantic State University

11935 Abercorn St
Savannah, GA 31419

Brenau University

500 Washington Street SE
Gainesville, GA 30501

Chamberlain College of Nursing

5775 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, NE, Bldg. A, Suite 104
Atlanta, GA 30342

(404) 250-8500

Clayton State University

2000 Clayton State Boulevard
Morrow, GA 30260

Emory University

408 Administration Building- 201 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322

Georgia College & State University

231 W Hancock Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061

Georgia Health Sciences University

1120 Fifteenth St
Augusta, GA 30912

Georgia Southern University

Hwy 301 South
Statesboro, GA 30460

Georgia State University

33 gilmer st
Atlanta, GA 30303

Kennesaw State University

1000 Chastain Rd
Kennesaw, GA 30144

South University - Savannah

709 Mall Blvd
Savannah, GA 31406

(912) 201-8000

University of West Georgia

1601 Maple St
Carrollton, GA 30118

Valdosta State University

1500 N Patterson
Valdosta, GA 31698

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Master’s prepared nurses comprise no more than 4% of Georgia’s nursing workforce. This number is anticipated to go up but both the nursing population as well as the state know that nurses with graduate level education are vital when it comes to health care. Just like other states, Georgia is also short of physicians and this is expected to get worse as the demands continue to climb each year. 

Nurse Practitioners or NPs are already providing vital primary care services to Georgian citizens. They are, in fact, considered as the backbone of Georgia’s non-physician primary care labor force.  

Much more is needed, though, as the average age for Georgia nurse practitioners is at 52. In the next decade or so, these nurse practitioners will then retire and new NPs are expected to replace these retirees. The state is in need of more MSN-prepared nurses to be the teaching force for undergraduate nursing classes. While a doctorate is often required from those who teach the BSN program, MSN nurses are also considered as qualified teachers of LPN and ADN students. MSN nurses are even qualified as leaders in clinical rotations for students of BSN. 

Georgia’s leading universities that offer master’s in nursing programs are – 

Emory University 

A nurse who is interested in public health care can choose to enroll a dual MSN-MPH degree in this university. It is located near the American Cancer Society headquarters as well as the Centers for Disease Control. The school has a lot to offer in terms of Master’s level nurse practitioner programs. They also have graduate programs for Nurse Midwifery and Health Systems Leadership. 

Georgia Baptist College of Nursing 

Established in 1902, this school is reliable in terms of producing superior nursing leaders. The college offers Master of Science in Nursing and two doctoral nursing degrees. The Clinical Nurse Specialist program prepares nurses in providing quality health care and leadership for a multitude of medical settings. The Nurse Educator program focuses on educating nurses to become academic career-focused. The Family Nurse Practitioner program centers on family care and clinical experiences in adult, child and women’s health areas. 

Clayton University 

Clayton has an MSN online degree for both Nurse Education and Nurse Leadership. This web-based coursework includes virtual, real-time meetings with fellow students and nursing instructors. Students may participate full-time or part-time depending on their availability. It is required that the student should accomplish the program within nine years, though.   


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