GSW School of Nursing programs named among best by two rankings websites

Published 3:05 pm Monday, January 9, 2017

AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University’s (GSW) School of Nursing has been honored as a top ranking Online Master’s in Nursing Program and Online Accelerated Nursing Program by and, respectively.
“I am delighted to have both the online master’s degree program and online RN-BSN program recognized for their quality and affordability,” said Sandra Daniel, dean of the School of Nursing. “Our highly qualified faculty work very hard to ensure that our graduates are well prepared with the appropriate knowledge and skills needed to practice in our profession.”
GSW’s School of Nursing was ranked the third most Affordable Online Master’s in Nursing Program on the list from To receive this designation, schools’ rankings were based on their tuition cost, number of students receiving financial aid, net price, and the loan default rate among graduates, enrollment rate, full-time retention rate, graduation rate, and student-to-faculty ratio and number of students using online programs.
GSW offers nursing master’s degrees in partnership with Columbus State University, allowing for increased course options and academic resources for students. Nursing students can choose from one of four tracks, including nursing education, nursing leadership, nursing informatics,  and Family Nurse Practitioner.
The School of Nursing ranks number 44 on’s list of the Best Online Accelerated Nursing Programs. To be named to this list, schools were scored on their tuition and fees, financial aid percentage, number of online programs, student to teacher ratio and NCLEX pass rate.
Georgia Southwestern currently offers three accelerated programs to nursing students, which are a second degree: bachelor of nursing (BSN) program, a licensed practical nurse (LPN) to BSN program, and a registered nurse (RN) to BSN program. The RN to BSN program is fully online and can be completed in as little as one year.
To view the full list of Affordable Master’s in Nursing Programs, visit To view the full list of Best Online Accelerated Nursing Programs visit
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