GSW School of NursingAngel L. RamosStudent Services CoordinatorGeorgia Southwestern State UniversitySchool of Nursing
Nursing Settings/Fields SELF PRACTICE Registered NurseHOSPITALS Nurse Practitioner Pediatric Nurse Clinical Nurse SpecialistNURSING HOME LAW FIRMS & INSURANCE Neonatal Nursing COMPANIES Nurse Midwife Nurse Anesthetist Public Health Nursing CLINICS EDUCATION MILITARY Environmental Mental Health Surgical Nursing Health Nursing Nursing
Nursing Industry-OutlookRapid Growth1 million US US/hr. GA GA/hr. additional Starting $51,500 $24.75 $51,000 $24.50 nurses needed Salary by 2020Growth driven by Average $64,000 $31.00 $60,500 $29.25 Technology Salary Emphasis on preventive care Aging w/experi $78,000 $37.50 $79,000 $38.00 ence population Retirement of current nurses *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (survey of salaries in 2010)
Pathways to become a Registered Nurse3 year diploma program2-3 year associate degree4-year baccalaureate degree GSW BSN Pathways Pre-licensure BSN RN-BSN Accelerated degree BSN LPN-BSN
BSN vs. ASN• Increasing demand for all nurses to be educated in bachelor’s programs• Advancement opportunities with BSN, especially for – administrative – research – consulting – teaching• Added clinical experience in Coursework in associate degree and nonhospital settings diploma programs +• Additional training- In-depth studies in physical and communication, critical thinking social sciences and leadership skills. Public and community health• Higher education positively correlated with better patient Nursing management outcomes Nursing research• Higher level of job satisfaction Humanities and retention
History & GrowthNursing program established in 1953 •3-year associate degree program Collaboration between Phoebe Putney •2 year associate degree program Health System and GSWRN-BSN began in 1974 Partnership will provide learning andPre-licensure BSN initiated in 2000 training opportunities for GSW nursing Closed ASN program in 2002 students and Phoebe Sumter Hospital medical personnel.Accelerated Degree program as a second Phoebe provided $1 million to GSW Schooldegree program began in 2004 of NursingFaculty Equip a virtual learning center to train 44% doctoral prepared 56% are advanced practice nurses nursing students in the University’s new 75% maintain a faculty practice Actively engaged in research Health and Sciences Building.
Rosalynn Carter Health and Human Services Complex Coming Fall 2012 Clinical Learning Center Specialized units Serve as a virtual Med-surg hospital ICU Primary care lab Trauma Basic competency lab Pediatrics State-of the art Obstetrics equipment Patient simulators
For select number of exceptional high school students to obtain acceptance Online degree to the nursing program before Concentrations: graduating high school. Selection will be determined using: Nursing Education high school GPA Nursing Leadership SAT/ACT scores 36-38 hour program two references Personal Statement Essay Classes begin in Fall 2012 Entrance interview may also be required
Information for Prospective Nursing Majors Strong background: • Human Anatomy • Chemistry • Biology • Microbiology • Psychology • English & writing • Health • Mathematics (statistics) • Maintain “B” average
Information for Prospective Nursing Majors• Pre-nursing major for first two years – Assigned a nursing advisor – Complete core and other pre-nursing requirements• Apply for admission second semester of second year – Student Services Coordinator maintains contact with applicants from the pre- admission process through acceptance• Accepted students complete two full years of nursing courses
Information for Prospective Nursing Majors • classroom instruction • simulations • supervised clinical experiences • GSW Simulation Lab – three adult, high- fidelity patient simulators – look, feel, and act like “real patients”
Successful candidates for admission• GPA• Grades in math and sciences• Writing ability• TEAS score• Pattern of withdrawals from coursework
Student Organizations GSWANS promotes community service and Georgia Nurses professional involvement in nursing at the local, state, and national level. Association Membership in the GNA/ANA allows for all nurses to have an active role in the decisions made in practice, reform, legislation, and economic arenas. Honor society that is committed to fostering excellence, scholarship, and leadership in nursing toMu Pi/Sigma Theta Tau improve health care worldwide.
Moving Nursing ForwardStudent-to-faculty ratio is 17:1Well-established program with reputation of excellenceApproved by Georgia Board of NursingAccredited by National League for Nursing AccreditingCommission (NLNAC)High NCLEX pass rate 93%2009, 100% 2010, 100% 2011Preparation; Graduate school Leadership and management positionsOne of the most affordable state universities in GA13 different scholarships offered thru GSW School of NursingAlumni surveys: High employment rate Employer satisfaction