Middle Georgia State adds nursing master’s degree

When Middle Georgia State College becomes a university this summer, it will have two master’s degrees.

The second, a master of science in nursing with a major in adult/gerontology acute care nurse practitioner, was approved by the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents on Wednesday.

“Middle Georgia State nursing graduates have overwhelmingly expressed interest in the availability of an advanced practice degree,” Rebecca Corvey, dean of the School of Health Sciences, said in a news release. “There’s no question there is a critical need for NPs with this specialization. This truly is exciting for Middle Georgia State and for me, personally.”

According to the release, Georgia is one of 12 states with more than a million adults who are 65 years old or older, which speaks to the importance of a nursing degree with a focus on older adults.

Middle Georgia State will reach full university status July 1 and also will have a new master of science in information technology degree, which was announced in March.

To contact writer Jeremy Timmerman, call 744-4331.