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About the Department of Nursing

MISSION

The mission of the MGA Nursing Programs is to provide quality evidence-based nursing education to a diverse student population. The purpose of the nursing programs is to prepare culturally sensitive graduates who are committed to provide safe and effective nursing care through health promotion and disease prevention, and are able to utilize clinical reasoning skills in the provision of care.

The mission of the Middle Georgia State University Master of Science in Nursing Program is to prepare advanced practice nurses to provide care to the entire adult to older adult age population and across the continuum of care, particularly those with acute care needs.

ACCREDITATION INFO

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000
www.acenursing.org

The Master of Science in Nursing: Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner nursing education program is a candidate for accreditation by ACEN

GREATNESS IS ...

OUR STUDENTS

  • The average GPA of our ASN graduates is 2.99; 59% are age 20-29; 96% of the 2017 graduates surveyed would recommend the program to others
  • The average GPA of our BSN graduates is 3.33; 61% are age 20-24; on average, the attrition rate is 22% (2014-2016)
  • 20-30% of ASN and PLBSN student cohorts are minority and/or male
  • RN-BSN cohorts, 50% (9/18) of those surveyed Summer 2016 had a change in role or moved to a new position after degree completion
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OUR FACULTY & STAFF ARE

  • Recognized state leaders in their profession and in nursing education
  • Experts in practice sub-specialties, Lean principles and innovative teaching (online, flipped classroom and simulation)
  • 41% have ─ or are currently pursuing ─ terminal degrees in practice, education and nursing research
  • Recognized scholars who have been invited to speak/present at state and national conferences
  • Diverse, 43% are minority
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OUR PROGRAMS

  • Offer face-to-face and on-line options
  • Are available on our campuses in Dublin, Cochran, Macon and Warner Robins
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COMPLETION RATES

ASN
201475%
201545%
201649%
PLBSN
5/201480%
5/201578.2%
12/201586%
RN-BSN
Summer 2014100%
Summer 201592%
Summer 2016100%

NCLEX Board Pass Rates:

PLBSN
YearMGA Pass RateNational average
201691.67%87.80%
201592.41%87.49%
201495.74%88.74%

ASN
YearMGA Pass RateNational average
201690.24%81.68%
201589.16%82.00%
201494.81%83.09%

Employment 6-12 months post graduation:

ASN
201496.67%N=44
2015100%N=5
2016100%N=24

PLBSN
201493.3%N=30
201596.6%N=30
2016100%N=19

RN-BSN
May 2014100%N=9
May 201585.87%N=7

Employer Satisfaction:

ASN, PLBSN, and RN-BSN
2016 Employer Satisfaction N=4 (Smaller hospitals) Average Rating 4.0 (Satisfied)
2017 Employer Satisfaction N=3 100% Very Satisfied

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  LAST MODIFIED: 7/6/2017