Mission Statement of GICGNE
Georgia Intercollegiate Consortium for Graduate Nursing Education (GICGNE) Mission The mission of the Georgia Intercollegiate Consortium for Graduate Nursing Education (GICGNE) is to prepare safe and competent professional nurses, who in collaboration with others, provide or facilitate high quality patient-centered care in a global society and achieve academic excellence in nursing education through learner centered teaching, evidence based practice, creative inquiry and student engagement. Also, the mission is to prepare competent and caring individuals for a life of success and leadership in professional nursing through intellectual, personal and social growth and to contribute to the communities in which they live and work.
The degree of Master of Science in Nursing consists of four tracks and two certificates - all online programs of study. The 36-44 hour programs prepare professional registered nurses for advanced practice nursing roles as culturally competent educations, leaders, informaticists, or family nurse practitioners. The Georgia Intercollegiate Consortium for Graduate Nursing Education (GICGNE) is a consortium between Georgia Southwestern State University and Columbus State University offering the master’s programs in nursing. The consortium allows students to enjoy resources from both schools by use of faculty for instruction and university resources each semester. A student who applies and is accepted to Georgia Southwestern will receive their degree from Southwestern; and vice versa for CSU.
The master's degree program in nursing at Georgia Intercollegiate Consortium for Graduate Nursing Education (Consortium of Georgia Southwestern State University and Columbus State University) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) has approved the dissolution of the Georgia Intercollegiate Graduate Nursing Education (GICGNE) and for both universities in this consortium to have their own Master of Science in nursing programs. For those students enrolled in GICGNE, there will be no change- students will remain enrolled under GICGNE until graduation.
Georgia Southwestern State University School of Nursing will begin enrolling new students in the GSW-only M.S.N. program in Spring/Summer/Fall 2020. This will include students in all tracks of Family Nurse Practitioner, Informatics, Education, and Leadership. Because the master's degree is only accredited under GICGNE, GSW will be seeking separate accreditation.
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