GSU awarded nursing education grant

STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Georgia Southern University's School of Nursing has been awarded a three-year grant for $792,000 from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The grant aims to enhance GSU's online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program to address the shortage of nursing its faculty.

The project will prepare advance practice nurses in the DNP program with more course work in nursing education, according to GSU. The state of Georgia ranks No. 44 in the nation in the number of nurses per population.  

The School of Nursing programs prepare BSN, RN to BSN, MSN family nurse practitioners and DNP prepared nurses.  For more information on campus and online nursing programs at Georgia Southern, visit

Copyright 2011 WTOC. All rights reserved.