Leadership in Nursing - MSN

Nursing Education Leadership in a Digital World

Application Deadline Extended

The Wellstar School of Nursing is extending the application deadline. The application will open on January 15, 2023, and close on June 1, 2023. 

The MSN in Leadership in Nursing program's Nursing Education Leadership in a Digital World track prepares the experienced professional registered nurse to practice in a variety of leadership positions in the ever-changing world of nursing education. Grounded in nursing education practice and guided by healthcare theory and research, the graduate will demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide leadership in a nursing education setting.

Courses for an MSN degree in Leadership in Nursing Program's Nursing Education Leadership in a Digital World track focus on

  • Nursing Education Leadership
  • Ethics
  • Health policy
  • Curriculum design and evaluation
  • Information technology
  • Conflict management
  • Teaching and learning strategies
  • Resource allocation
  • Best practices in nursing education

Admission Criteria

Admission decisions for acceptance into Kennesaw State University’s Leadership in Nursing Program Master of Science in Nursing are based on overall evaluation of the following components:

  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a nationally accredited institution with a satisfactory GPA of at least 3.0
  • Current unencumbered RN licensure in the state of Georgia (submit copy)
  • A formal statement of personal goals for the program
  • Undergraduate research course
  • Two professional letters of reference

In Summer 2017, the Wellstar School of Nursing eliminated the GRE as an admissions requirement because research has shown that the examination does not accurately predict student success in graduate nursing programs. The years of experience requirement was eliminated or reduced to allow earlier entry into the graduate programs. These changes reduce barriers to entry and, over time, will result in more MSN-prepared graduates in the workplace.

Application Deadlines

Priority Deadline, January 15th, Regular deadline April 28th.
(To ensure you are considered for the next entry point, submit your application, application fee and required documentation by the priority deadline. Following the priority date, applications are reviewed until the program cap is reached. To check program availability, email graduatenursing@kennesaw.edu)

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Transfer Credit

Up to 9 semester hours or 15 quarter hours of graduate work from other accredited institutions may be transferred. This work must correspond to the MSN curriculum at Kennesaw State University. Decisions regarding potential transfer will be made by the Associate Program Director.

Grades and Progression

Students must earn a grade of B (80) or better in each course to progress in the program. See the Graduate Catalog link for Academic Policies for further information about Academic Warning and Academic Exclusion.

Candidacy for Graduation

To graduate a grade of B (80) or better is required in all courses. MSN candidates must petition to graduate at least one semester prior to completion of their degree requirements.

Schedule of Courses

Contact the Coordinator

Anne White, PhD, RN, CNE
Professor, Coordinator MSN Nursing Education
Wellstar School of Nursing
p: 470-578-6067
e: awhite@kennesaw.edu