Contact: Marilyn King, Program Director
Office: Prillaman Hall 3035
Phone: (770) 423-6172
Fax: (770) 423-6627
Web address: http://www.kennesaw.edu/col_hhs/schoolofnursing/Masters/index.htm
The WellStar Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program and the Advanced Care Management and Leadership Program are advanced degree programs that build on the background of experienced registered nurses to prepare them to function as advanced caregivers in a variety of leadership roles in the emerging world of collaborative health care.
Housed in the WellStar College of Health and Human Services, the MSN programs maintain close community ties with a variety of health care agencies and providers.
General Requirements for Admission to the MSN Programs
MSN admission requires:
- Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a nationally accredited institution with a satisfactory GPA of at least 3.0.
- Professional Experience:
- WellStar Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program (Family Nurse Practitioner) requires a minimum of three years full-time professional experience as a registered nurse as documented in a professional résumé. This experience must have occurred within the last five years and have involved direct patient care. Preference will be given to those candidates with a greater amount of professional experience.
- Advanced Care Management and Leadership Program (Nursing Education Leadership, and Nursing Administration/Health Policy) requires a minimum of one year full-time experience as a registered nurse as documented in a professional resume. Experience must have occurred in the last five years and have involved direct patient care. Preference will be given to those candidates with a greater amount of experience.
- Current RN licensure in the state of Georgia.
- The GRE is required of all applicants to the MSN program.
- A formal statement of personal goals for the program not to exceed one typed page.
- An undergraduate physical assessment course.
- An undergraduate research course.
- An undergraduate statistics course.
International applicants have additional requirements. See Graduate Admission section of this catalog.
Admission decisions are based on overall evaluation of all these elements.
Up to 15 quarter hours or nine semester hours of graduate work from other accredited institutions may be transferred. This work must correspond to the Kennesaw State University MSN curriculum. Decisions regarding this transfer will be made by the program director. The credit to be considered for transfer will not be more than five years old at the time the student enters.
Course Repeat Policy
A student may repeat any individual course in the MSN curriculum only once. Earning a grade of less than ”B” in a course the second time it is taken will result in being dropped from the program.
Students must earn a grade of “B” or better in every course in order to progress in the program.
Petition to Graduate
MSN candidates must petition to graduate at least one semester prior to the semester in which they complete their degree requirements. Petition to graduate forms are available in the program director’s office.
Program of Study
The MSN in Advanced Care Management and Leadership, a 40-semester hour program, prepares nursing graduates for leadership and administrative positions in healthcare. This program is built around required core courses and two major curricular specialty track courses (Advanced Care Leadership and Nursing Educational Leadership). These tracks include didactic and practicum courses to emphasize the required content. In addition, electives are included for some of the tracks.