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The Grad Post, Fall 2021, Graduate Nursing Programs

Kari Mau, DNP, WHNP-BC, RNFA, Graduate Program Director & Assistant Professor

Tell us about your role as the Graduate Program Director for Nursing.

As the graduate program director, I value and greatly enjoy working with faculty and students. Faculty and I continuously review the current evidence and guidelines for graduate nursing programs and institute changes to improve our programs. Faculty in the GS SON teach across the graduate and undergraduate programs which is unique and results in faculty who have a wealth of teaching experience and clinical expertise. I also teach courses in the graduate program. In summer 2021, I precepted two of our graduate students in the clinical setting at the Georgia Department of Health. It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to see our students put their knowledge into action in the clinical setting.

Tell us about the graduate nursing programs that we offer and about the facilities we have on campus related to nursing.

Our graduate nursing programs are taught online which increases accessibility and quality education for our working nurses who desire advanced education. Nurses work varied shifts and have multiple responsibilities so having online courses where students can login and interact at any time works best for our students. We do offer in-person learning opportunities for students who want to practice skills or have one to one interaction with one of their professors. The Health Professions Academic Building on the Armstrong campus offers exam rooms in the simulation center that are reserved for the graduate students. Students practice health assessment examination skills and conduct simulated patient encounters in these rooms. Faculty join the students and can provide immediate feedback that adds to learning.

What is the best way for prospective students to find out more about what your graduate nursing program have to offer?

Our website is the best way to learn about the graduate nursing programs. Prospective students can learn about admission requirements, the program of study and much more here.

Students can also contact Chelsea Doyle, our wonderful graduate administrative assistant, or me with any questions.

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