About

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, Georgia 30326
Phone: 404.975.5000
http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

GREATNESS IS ...

OUR STUDENTS

  • The average admission GPA of our ASN students is 3.08.
  • The average admission GPA of our BSN students is 3.47.
  • RN-BSN students, 86% (6/7) of those surveyed graduating in Fall 2018 had a change in role, moved to a new position after degree completion, or were considering pursuing graduate education.
  • A 100% of MSN alumni students surveyed would recommend the program to others and 75% of these same students joined a professional organization after graduation.
  • The Middle Georgia State Association of Nursing Students earned recognition through their work with Backpack Ministries and successful participation in a Bone Marrow Donor Program.
  • Inter-professional students including BSN, MSN, and Health Services students study abroad in Ireland with our partnership with Waterford Institute of Technology earning 3 credit hours in the nursing program.

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OUR FACULTY and 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)
  • Recognized scholars who have been invited to speak/present at state, national, and international conferences
  • Diverse, 33% 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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End of Program Student Learning Outcomes

BSN EPSLOs
  1. Synthesizes nursing that is patient-centered, caring, culturally sensitive and based on the physiological, psychosocial and spiritual needs of patients.
  2. Collaborate with members of the inter-professional health care team to promote continuity of patient care and achievement of optimal outcomes.
  3. Interprets best current evidence, expert opinion, and clinical expertise as a basis for nursing practice and clinical judgment.
  4. Evaluates the development and implementation of quality improvement strategies to advance health care services.
  5. Provide a safe environment for patients, self, and others.
  6. Integrate information technology resources into the provision of patient care.
  7. Practice nursing in a professional, ethical, and legal manner.
  8. Use leadership skills in the delegation of safe, quality patient care.
ASN EPSLOs
  1. Evaluate nursing care to clients and families across the lifespan from diverse backgrounds in a variety of settings that is compassionate, age and culturally appropriate and based on client’s preferences, values and needs.
  2. Collaborate with members of the inter-professional healthcare team in the coordination of safe, quality care for clients and families so that optimal client outcomes are achieved and continuity of care is maintained.
  3. Demonstrate use of best current evidence and clinical expertise when making clinical decisions in the provision of patient-centered care.
  4. Provide a safe environment for client, self and others.
  5. Promote the development and implementation of quality improvement strategies to advance health care services.
  6. Integrate information technology into the provision of client care.
  7. Practice nursing in a professional, ethical and legal manner.
  8. Use leadership, management and priority setting skills in the provision and management of safe, quality patient-centered care.
MSN EPSLOs
  1. Synthesize nursing and related sciences into the delivery of advanced professional nursing care to diverse adult populations in various acute care settings.
  2. Lead multidisciplinary team collaboration, communication and coordination to achieve health promotion, disease prevention, with the goal of improving patient and population health outcomes.
  3. Integrate current evidence, expert opinion, and clinical expertise as a basis for nursing practice and clinical judgement
  4. Incorporate quality improvement principles in the monitoring, analyzing, and prioritizing of health care outcomes.
  5. Formulate advanced nursing measures to reduce risks and support safe, cost effective practices within a legal and ethical framework to improve health outcomes.
  6. Integrate the use of appropriate information technology resources into the provision of patient care to enhance care outcomes.
  7. Model a commitment to the professional, ethical, and legal aspects of the adult-gerontology acute care Nurse Practitioner role.
  8. Develop an active leadership role in promoting health, shaping healthcare delivery systems and advancing values through policy development and advocacy at the local, state, national and global levels.
  9. Communicate effectively and appropriately to build therapeutic relationships with diverse individuals and families who face acute or chronic complex physical and psychological conditions. 
  10. Synthesize critical thinking strategies when using advanced knowledge in physical assessment, pharmacology, and pathophysiology to assess, diagnose, plan, intervene, evaluate and revise patient care to positively affect healthcare outcomes for individuals, families, communities, populations or systems in a multicultural society.
  11. Perform competently in the teaching and coaching role in the plan of care for complex acute, critical, and critically ill patients.
Program Goals and Outcomes

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