Nursing

The College of Nursing offers the Master of Science in Nursing degree (M.S.N) for nurses seeking advanced preparation, as well as the RN to MSN Pathway for registered nurses who wish to advance their education to the graduate-level.

Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N)

Admission to Master of Science in Nursing Programs

Potential students must submit application material to the Graduate School at Valdosta State University. Admission requirements include the GRE or MAT, three letters of recommendation, official transcripts from all universities previously attended, submission of RN license and the graduate school application. 

Master of Science in Nursing Program Structure

Students are accepted into the Master of Science in Nursing programs each fall and spring semesters. The program is a hybrid model which consist of five weekend class meetings during the semester. On weekends the classes meet, students typically meet from 1:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday. In addition, students typically meet 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Master of Science in Nursing Program Options

  1. Family Primary Care Nursing Practitioner Track
    • The program is approximately 7 semesters
    • The program requires a minimum of 50 credit hours.
    • The program requires 715 clinical hours
  2. Adult – Gerontology Primary Care Nursing Practitioner Track
    • The program is approximately 5 semesters
    • The program requires a minimum of 40 credit hours.
    • The program requires 505 clinical hours
  3. Family Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track
    • The program is approximately 8 semesters
    • The program requires a minimum of 56 credit hours.
    • The program requires 645 clinical hours

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