Nursing Administration Diploma and Degree Programs in Augusta, GA

Dec 03, 2018

Augusta Nursing Administration Programs

Unfortunately, no schools within a 50-mile radius of Augusta, GA, offer diploma programs in nursing administration. However, there is one institution less than 10 minutes from the city center that offers training in this field. This article covers the coursework and clinical requirements for the programs; there is also a table of facts and figures about the university as well.

  • Augusta University, which is the result of a merger between Augusta State University and the Georgia Health Sciences University, offers a 2-track Master of Science in Nursing with a major in Clinical Nurse Leader program and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program. The former program is designed to prepare individuals with bachelor's degrees in a field other than nursing to work coordinating patient care or provide graduate studies for those with an undergraduate degree in nursing. The latter program is designed to prepare licensed registered nurses for careers in nursing administration. Students can find the school's campus about 1.5 miles from central Augusta.

School Overview

After getting details about the academic programs at the university, find out more about the institution in the table below. There's info on student enrollment, costs and more.

Augusta University
School Type 4-year, public
Total Enrollment (2017) 8,220*
Campus Setting Midsize city*
Tuition and Fees (2018-2019) Clinical Nurse Leader:
$5,806 for in-state and $14,220 for out-of-state, full-time students**
Doctor of Nursing Practice:
$5,160 for in-state and $13,574 for out-of-state, full-time students**

Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics, **Augusta University

Augusta University

This university's graduate programs prepare students for careers related to or in nursing administration and are offered through its School of Nursing.

Master of Science in Nursing with a Major in Clinical Nurse Leader Pre-Licensure Program

Admission to this program requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a field other than nursing and submission of Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores. Students in the program have not yet earned licensure as a registered nurse. The main focus of the program's curriculum is to teach aspiring nurses how to design, implement and evaluate patient care plans.

The program requires completion of 60 credit hours of study and a total of 1,020 clinical and lab hours. The university states that the program can be completed in 16 months of full-time study. Classes in the program cover topics such as pathophysiology, health care therapeutics, integrated health care for different populations and clinical leadership and management. Graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) offered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and the Certified Nurse Leader certificate exam offered by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Master of Science in Nursing with a Major in Clinical Nurse Leader - Post ADN and Post BSN Tracks

A fully online program is available to those who hold an associate's degree or bachelor's degree in nursing. Both programs require the completion of 60 credits and 404 clinical hours. The curricula for these programs contain courses such as the role of the clinical nurse leader, information technology management, advanced pharmacology and advanced health assessment. Completion of these programs allows graduates to take the Clinical Nurse Leader certification exam offered by the AACN.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

This program, which is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Accreditation, is designed to prepare licensed, registered nurses to assume leadership and administrative roles. It is available on both a part- and full-time basis and is mainly delivered online. Classes in the program cover health care policy, the social and ethical aspects of health care delivery and translating evidence into practice. Concentrations are offered in areas including adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, pediatric nurse practitioner and nursing anesthesia.

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