School of Nursing Mission Statement
- To achieve academic excellence in nursing education through learner-centered teaching, evidence based practice, creative inquiry and student engagement.
- To prepare graduates for a successful nursing career that includes life-long learning, leadership, and responsibility through professional nursing practice and service to others.
- To achieve recognition as a leader in nursing within the community through collaborative, public private partnerships, and service.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.The master's degree program in nursing at Georgia Intercollegiate Consortium for Graduate Nursing Education (Consortium of Columbus State University and Georgia Southwestern University) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
Graduates of the nursing program are eligible to take the Registered Nurse Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN). The Georgia Board of Nursing has sole authority for deciding whether the licensing exam may be taken by a graduate who has been convicted of a felony or has had an encumbered license. Further licensure information may be obtained from the Georgia Board of Nursing.