Dec 03, 2022  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Leadership in Nursing, MSN

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Leadership in Nursing, MSN: Nursing Education in a Digital World

Contact: Jane Brannan
Office: Prillaman Hall 3009
Phone: 470-578-6066
Fax: 470-578-6627
Web address:

Leadership in Nursing, MSN: Nursing Administration and Transformational Leadership

​Contact: Nancy Ballard
Office: Prillaman Hall 3114
Phone: 470-578-6993
Fax: 470-578-6627
Web address:

The Leadership in Nursing Program, the MSN in Leadership in Nursing - Nursing Education in a Digital World and the MSN in Leadership in Nursing - Nursing Administration and Transformational Leadership are advanced degree tracks that build on the background of experienced registered nurses to prepare them to function in a variety of leadership roles in the emerging world of collaborative health care and nursing education.

Housed in the WellStar College of Health and Human Services, the Leadership in Nursing MSN programs maintain close community ties with a variety of health care agencies and providers.

The baccalaureate degree and master’s degree in nursing at Kennesaw State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. 

Requirements for Admission to the MSN Leadership in Nursing (Education and Administration Concentrations):

  • Online Graduate Application - There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.
  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a nationally accredited institution with a satisfactory GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Transcripts - Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. These must be in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically from the institution directly to
  • Statement of Personal Goals - This can be uploaded into the online application. It should not exceed one page. 
  • Current unencumbered RN licensure in the state of Georgia (submit copy).
  • Two Letters of Recommendation - These can be sent electronically through the online application.
  • Undergraduate research course.

International applicants have additional requirements. See Graduate Admissions  section of this catalog.

Admission decisions are based on overall evaluation of all these elements.

Transfer Credit

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 in the Leadership in Nursing program 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 online.

Program of Study

The MSN in Leadership in Nursing program, a 40-semester hour program, prepares graduates for leadership and administrative positions in healthcare and leadership in nursing education. The program is built around required core courses and two major curricular specialty track courses (Nursing Administration and Transformational Leadership and Nursing Educational Leadership in a Digital World). These tracks include didactic and practicum courses to emphasize the required content. 

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