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 “Educational Excellence in a Caring Environment”
Named by The Princeton Review as one of the Best Southeastern Colleges and one of America’s Best Value Colleges, the University of West Georgia ( provides exceptional academic quality. The University of West Georgia, a charter member of the University System of Georgia and accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, is situated on 645 acres in Carrollton, Georgia. Named a City of Excellence in Georgia and listed as one of the 50 Best Small Southern Towns, Carrollton is the cultural, educational, health care and commercial center for the west Georgia region and is only 45 minutes from Atlanta.
Approximately 11,500 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees enroll at UWG each year. UWG is home to the state’s only Honors College, complete with an honors curriculum. The university’s Advanced Academy of Georgia is one of only about 12 U.S. programs that allow gifted high-school-age students to earn concurrent high school and college credit while living on campus in a full-time residential program. In the spirit of academic excellence, the School of Nursing ( ), is partnering with the Honors College to offer a Nurse Scholars program that will mentor academically talented pre-nursing and nursing students for undergraduate research, graduate education, and professional development to become nursing’s future scholars and leaders.
The School of Nursing: The UWG School of Nursing is internationally recognized for its development and implementation of Caring Groups, an experiential strategy for learning caring in nursing. Faculty members work closely with both undergraduate and graduate students to create a supportive learning environment. The faculty is committed to creating a milieu for learning that fosters “educational excellence in a caring environment” and initiated an innovative concept-based BSN curriculum in summer 2012. The School of Nursing offers BSN and RN-BSN/RN-MSN programs in Carrollton and Newnan and MSN and EdD programs 100% online. Master’s coursework specializes in Nursing Education or Health Systems Leadership with an option for the AACN Clinical Nurse Leader Role. The EdD in Nursing Education program admitted its first cohort of students in fall 2012 and is offered in collaboration with the College of Education. All BSN and MSN programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education through 2018. In fall 2013, the School of Nursing will occupy a new 64,000 square foot building with state-of-the-art technology to support simulation and team-based, problem-based learning for 21st century nursing practice.
Position Description: Tenure-track academic-year appointments are available in 2013-2014 in the areas of Adult Health Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Oncology, Informatics, Nursing Education, and Health Systems Leadership/Clinical Nurse Leader. Responsibilities include classroom and clinical teaching with face-to-face and online opportunities in the undergraduate and graduate programs on three campuses – Carrollton, Newnan, and Rome.
Qualifications: Applicants are required to hold a Master’s degree in nursing with clinical background in specialty area(s), an earned doctorate in Nursing or a related field, and have an active RN license to practice nursing in the state of Georgia (or eligible). Teaching experience is preferred. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Interested Applicants:  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of background checks as a prior condition of employment.
Please send your letter of application, three letters of recommendation, and curriculum vitae to:
Ashley Helvig, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
University of West Georgia
School of Nursing
1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, Georgia 30118
The University of West Georgia is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.