WellStar School of Nursing Degree Programs

KSU's WellStar School of Nursing has a number of degree programs tailored to suit the needs of a diverse range of nursing students.



Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • BSN: Traditional - Leads to eligibility for initial licensure as a registered nurse. Offered to traditional undergraduate students as well as those with previous degrees.

  • BSN: Accelerated - Enables those with existing undergraduate degrees in other fields to earn a baccalaureate degree in nursing in four straight semesters.

  • BSN: RN-BSN Program - A convenient, one-year program for Registered Nurses with an Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing. Courses are available either online or on campus and lead to a baccalaureate degree in nursing.
    Please Note: This program is closing; last applicatant will be accepted August 2014


Foreign Born Physicians Program




Master of Science in Nursing


WellStar Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program

  • MSN: Primary Care Nurse Practitioner - Advance your career, scope of practice, and earning potential with a Master of Science in Nursing degree. Gain the credentials that will allow you to practice in a variety of healthcare settings, with the greatest employment potential. Classes in this premium priced cohort program are offered on an alternate weekend schedule. It takes four semesters to complete the program.

Advanced Care Management and Leadership Program

  • MSN: Nursing Education Leadership in the Digital World - This MSN track prepares the experienced professional registered nurse to practice in a variety of leadership positions in the ever-changing world of nursing education. This concentration is offered as an online hybrid format and takes only four semesters to complete. A part-time study option is also available.
    Please Note: Admissions to this track have been suspended until Fall 2018.

  • MSN: Nursing Administration & Transformational Leadership - This MSN track prepares nurse leaders for a myriad of healthcare institutions and agencies, especially for roles that are expanding in scope and intensifying in complexity related to healthcare administration and nursing leadership.  The track is available online and takes only four semesters to complete. A part-time study option is also available.


Doctor Programs

  • DNS - Doctor in Nursing - The Doctor of Nursing Science is designed to prepare nurse educations and scholars for leadership roles in nursing education, health policy related to vulnerable populations, and applied research.