WellStar School of Nursing

Welcome to the WellStar School of Nursing, the largest nursing program in north Georgia. We offer the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees and have an accelerated track for RNs and for students with degrees in other fields. Our graduates consistently perform above the national average on the state licensing exam and our nurse practitioner graduates have a high pass rate on the certification exam.




Suspension of MSN:Nursing Education Leadership Track


After careful consideration, the decision has been made to suspend admissions to the MSN:Nursing Education Leadership in the Digital World track until Fall 2018.




Closure of the Foreign-Born Physician Program


After careful review of resources and decreasing graduation rates, the WellStar School of Nursing has made the decision to discontinue the Foreign-Born Physician program which awards a BSN degree and an MSN degree as a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Fall 2015 marks the last cohort of students admitted to the track. Students currently enrolled in the program should plan to complete their studies no later than fall 2020. Foreign-born physicians who desire to become registered nurses and move on to become masters prepared nurse practitioners continue to have the option to be admitted to the WSON BSN Program and the WellStar Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program.




Closure of the RN-BSN Program

(ASN to BSN Bridge Program)


Following a review of the nursing programs in the WellStar School of Nursing, the decision has been made to discontinue the (ASN-BSN Bridge) curriculum option. This was a difficult decision; however, after reviewing the graduation rates from this program over the past three years it was clear that faculty resources used to support this curriculum option should be redirected to other programs within the School of Nursing. We recognize that this decision may be disappointing to students intending to enroll, but this decision is best for all parties since there are many other acceptable options for registered nurses to pursue in order to reach their education goals within and outside of the metropolitan Atlanta area, especially online programs.

Therefore, this letter serves as formal notice that the ASN-BSN bridge program will only accept new applicants in 2014 (deadline for application August 2014, commencement of Bridge Course January 2015) and we will be committed to these students through December 2016.



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