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Nursing Education, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Dahlonega, GA, United States
The Master of Science with a major in Nursing Education offered at the University of North Georgia is a 35-semester-hour program of study that prepares experienced registered nurses for a career in nursing education.
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Overview

Nursing Education Careers at the University of North Georgia

Job Outlook

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, which means there will be a demand for nurse educators to teach the next generation of nurses. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventive care; growing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby-boom population, as they live longer and more active lives.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Pathophysiology 
  • Health Assessment for Advanced Practice Nurses 
  • Advanced Pharmacology 
  • Curriculum Development in Nursing Education 
  • Instructional Design and Teaching Strategies for Nursing Educa 
  • Advanced Practice Theory 
  • Assessment. Measurement. & Evaluation in Nursing Education 
  • Advanced Nursing Essentials 
  • Clinical Practice Immersion for Nurse Educators 
  • Advanced Nursing Research 
  • Practicum in Academic Nursing Education 
  • Nursing Education Leadership Project 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    35 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission requirements national

  • One year post-licensure clinical work experience in the United States.
  • Current unencumbered Georgia or compact registered nurse license.
Admission requirements international
  • Submit official SAT or ACT scores and meet traditional freshman criteria.
  • You must be able to prove that you have the equivalent of at least $39,000 USD in the bank to finance your education if you are applying for a bachelor's degree, or $29,000 USD if applying for an associate degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    658 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 658 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    658 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 658 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    186 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 186 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Dahlonega

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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