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Nursing is in high demand and the profession needs individuals who can combine nursing practice with patient-centered care.

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Clayton State’s School of Nursing’s BSN graduates
are helping meet the growing need for nurses,
earning a 95.83% first-time pass rate.

School of Nursing

by the Numbers


2020 U.S. News and World Report Among colleges and universities in the nation with the best online nursing graduate degree


SR Education Group list of 25 colleges and universities with the most affordable online nurse practitioner program


Elicia Collins, PhD, MSN, RN

Assistant Dean


The faculty & staff of the School of Nursing welcome you to our information site on the web and hope you find it informative, helpful and easy to navigate.

The purpose of our site is to provide information about our programs, requirements, admission processes, programs of study and faculty at your convenience and in your own setting. You will find the answers to many of your questions here, but please know that we are always happy to meet and talk with you and invite you to visit our lovely campus.

It is an exciting time to be in health care and we look forward to helping you achieve your personal educational goals.

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SITE VISIT - September 27-29, 2023

The Clayton State University School of Nursing would like to announce that the following programs are scheduled for an on-site evaluation and review for re-accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE): Bachelor of Science (BSN), RN-BSN Completion, Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP), and the post-graduate certificate programs. The onsite evaluation will take place September 27-29, 2023.

Written and signed third-party comments from the programs’ communities of interest will be accepted by CCNE until September 6, 2023. Written comments will contribute to the deliberations of the CCNE evaluation team.

Please direct all comments to

Or, if you prefer, mail comments to:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

If you have any questions about this process, please contact CCNE staff at 202-887-6791 x268.

Thank you for your participation,
Elicia Collins, PhD, MSN, RN
Assistant Dean, School of Nursing

The baccalaureate and masters degree programs in nursing at Clayton State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC, 20001, 202-887-6791,

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