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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

GREATNESS IS ...

OUR STUDENTS

  • The average GPA of our ASN graduates is 2.99; 64% are age 20-29; Spring 2017 graduates 96% would recommend the program to others.
  • The average GPA of our BSN graduates is 3.34; 63% are age 20-24; Spring 2018 graduates – 90% would recommend the program to others.
  • RN-BSN cohorts, 40% (4/10) of those surveyed Summer 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 University Georgia Association of Nursing Students earned recognition through their work with Backpack Ministries in Macon with the large number of volunteer hours provided by students to fight against hunger.
  • 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)
  • 52% have - or are currently pursuing - terminal degrees in practice, education and nursing research
  • 33% have – or are currently pursuing – advanced practice degrees (pediatrics, family, adult gerontology/acute care, behavioral health)
  • Recognized scholars who have been invited to speak/present at state and national conferences
  • Diverse, 32% 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

The End of Program Student Learning Outcomes (EPSLOs) are changing as we continually strive to improve the curriculum.

BSN EPSLOs fOR STUDENTS ENTERING THE PROGRAM AFTER FALL 2018
  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 FOR STUDENTS ENTERING THE PROGRAM AFTER FALL 2018
  1. Evaluate nursing care to clients and families across the lifespan from diverse backgrounds in a variety of settings that is passionate, 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.
BSN EPSLOs FOR STUDENTS ENTERING THE PROGRAM PRIOR TO FALL 2018
  1. Synthesize foundational knowledge from the arts and sciences into the practice of professional nursing.
  2. Integrate the role of leader/manager, advocate, clinician, and teacher in the delivery of care to individuals, groups, and communities.
  3. Integrate caring, culturally sensitive behaviors in professional practice with self, individuals, groups, and communities.
  4. Evaluate research to improve health outcomes for clients and community.
  5. Communicate goal directed and purposeful strategies using a variety of methods to creatively improve health care outcomes.
  6. Analyze the impact of local, regional, and global issues affecting the care of clients across the life span in various settings.
  7. Synthesize critical thinking strategies into the provision of quality care.
  8. Formulate a plan for lifelong learning.
ASN EPSLOs FOR STUDENTS ENTERING THE PROGRAM PRIOR TO FALL 2018
  1. Synthesize foundational knowledge from the arts and sciences into professional nursing.
  2. Provide safe, competent, evidenced based nursing care to individuals and families across the life span.
  3. Incorporate clinical reasoning when prioritizing, delegating, and collaborating with members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure high quality and cost effective care.
  4. Demonstrate professional nursing practice within legal and ethical standards.
  5. Integrate caring, culturally-sensitive behaviors in the process of formulating therapeutic relationships.
  6. Examine the impact of local, regional and global issues affecting the care of individuals and families across the lifespan.

COMPLETION RATES

ASN
2016 68%
2015 59%
2014 55.5%
2013 60%
PLBSN
2016 83%
2015 79.5%
2014 75.5%
RN-BSN
2017 84.5%
2016 75%
2015 93%
2014 84%
2013 100%
MSN
2016 80%

NCLEX Board/Certification Exam Pass Rates:

PLBSN
Year MGA Pass Rate National average
2018 91.89% 92.18%
2017 88.17% 90.04%
2016 91.67% 87.80%
2015 92.41% 87.49%
ASN
Year MGA Pass Rate National average
2018 93.02% 86.73%
2017 95% 84.24%
2016 90.24% 81.68%
2015 89.16% 82.00%
MSN
Year MGA Pass Rate National Average
2017 91% 82%

Employment 6-12 months post graduation:

ASN
2018 92.43% N=28
2017 96.% N=23
2016 100% N=24
PLBSN
2018 100% N=51
2017 97.5% N=31
2016 100% N=31
RN-BSN
May 2018 100% N=12
May 2017 100% N=10
May 2016 90% N=20

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