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The School of Nursing’s Mission
The University of West Georgia School of Nursing exemplifies academic excellence in a caring environment by providing quality undergraduate and graduate education to meet current and evolving health care needs within the global community.
The School of Nursing will be a leader in the scholarship of teaching and learning through the empowerment of graduates and colleagues who exhibit the ability and courage to create quality caring in health care and educational systems.
The faculty of the School of Nursing believe and support the mission, purpose, and goals of the University of West Georgia. While offering both undergraduate and graduate academic programs, the School of Nursing frames its philosophy within the theoretical structure of caring as the essence of nursing. The faculty are committed to creating a culture of quality that fosters caring collaborative relationships between teachers and learners; patients, families and nurses; as well as other members of the healthcare team. The faculty believe that all persons are inherently worthy and deserve respect, justice, and equality regardless of gender, race, culture, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status.
The undergraduate program prepares graduates for professional nursing practice, future leadership roles, and advanced education. Education at the graduate level is designed to foster utilization of theoretical and empirical knowledge in advanced nursing practice.
The BSN and RN-BSN undergraduate programs, offered on both campuses, prepare graduates for professional nursing practice, future leadership roles, and advanced education. The MSN and EdD, offered completely online, are designed to foster utilization of theoretical and empirical knowledge for advanced roles as nurse clinicians, leaders, managers, educators, and scholars.
Awards and Recognitions
2013 Recipient of the University System of Georgia Innovation Award for Design and Technology for the new Nursing Building
Named one of the Top 5 Southeastern Colleges for Online Nursing on RNdegrees.net
The University of West Georgia, named by The Princeton Review as one of the Best Southeastern Colleges and one of America’s Best Value Colleges, seeks an innovative leader and visionary committed to caring science who will embody and continue the mission, vision and philosophy of the School of Nursing.
The University of West Georgia is a comprehensive residential university with roots in west Georgia and the Atlanta region. The University is committed to academic excellence and to community outreach, offering high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs on campus, off-campus, and online. UWG enables students, faculty, and staff to realize their full potential through academic engagement, supportive services, and a caring academic community.
The Division of Academic Affairs defines and ensures excellence in all academic programs, protects the integrity of the academic mission, and moves the institution forward in the areas of (1) teaching and advising, (2) research, scholarship, and creative endeavors, and (3) service.
The University of West Georgia will be Georgia’s learning-centered destination university. As an innovative doctoral university with global reach, UWG will prepare students to become problem-solving leaders.
Located approximately 50 miles west of Atlanta in Carrollton, with a satellite center in Newnan, the University of West Georgia is a culturally diverse coeducational, residential, liberal arts institution in the University System of Georgia. UWG enrolls approximately 12,000 students from throughout Georgia as well as from other states and several foreign countries.
The $21.5 million Nursing Education building, which opened in 2013, won the University System of Georgia’s Innovation Award for Design and Technology as the first in the state to incorporate a technologically-enhanced, problem-based, team-oriented classrooms and state-of-the-art simulation labs. The new Newnan Center, slated for completion in 2015, will extend the classroom and simulation capabilities found at the Carrollton campus.
Carrollton ( http://www.carroll-ga.org/ )
Carroll County is made up of seven municipalities each with a unique personality, a distinct personality and lifestyle and diverse housing options. Our county is the best place to live, work, and play—with something to offer everyone.
Carroll County is a vibrant and growing county located in northwest Georgia. Carroll County enjoys the amenities of Atlanta but maintains a real sense of local community. With Interstate 20 running through the northern part of our county, we are strategically located between Atlanta (45 minutes east) and Birmingham, Alabama (2 hours west).
Carroll County is located in the west central section of Georgia on the Georgia-Alabama state line and is approximately 49 miles west of downtown Atlanta, 85 miles north of Columbus, 95 miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and 100 miles east of Birmingham, Alabama.
Total acreage 321,313
Total square miles 503
Population density 214 per sq. mile
Altitude range 850-1500 ft.
Average elevation 950 ft.
Terrain gently rolling hills
Temperature 43.6% F
Temperature 78.6% F
106,965 (2006 US Census Bureau)