Nursing Program Application

The BSN Program    ( Download the Application )
Nursing studies then begin at the junior level (with the exception of NURS 3305 Nutrition, which may be completed prior to admission to the nursing program). Requirements for admission are:

  A completed Application for Admission to Nursing. An application form is available from the College Admissions office and in the office of the Department of Nursing.
  Completion of a sufficient number of credits in Common Core and other required courses to permit an uninterrupted progression in the nursing major.   
  A grade of C or higher is required in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, and English composition courses. Should a student earn less than a C more than once in any combination of these courses, the students will be ineligible to enter the nursing program. A limit of five years applies to completion of anatomy, physiology, and microbiology courses.
  A cumulative overall GPA of 2.5 or higher at the time of entry into the nursing program, including all courses completed or attempted at any institution.
  An interview with a member of the nursing faculty may be required. An applicant may request an interview if desired.

An applicant who has complete any program of study leading to licensed employment in the health care area (such as registered or practical nursing, emergency medical technician) must present the license in person. Un licensed students enrolled in the nursing program may not be employed by any health care agency in the capacity of licensed nursing personnel. They shall not represent themselves in any practice setting as nursing students unless engaged in planned programmatic learning activities which are part of the nursing curriculum.

The BSN Completion Option (RN-BSN)    ( Download the Application )
The BSN Completion Option is open to Registered Nurses who have graduated from an Associate Degree or Diploma program in Nursing and who hold a valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse. Current Georgia RN licensure is required prior to entering a clinical nursing course. In addition to RN licensure, the general admission requirements above apply to RN applicants, with the following exceptions:

  RN students who enter the nursing sequence on a full-time basis must have completed all Common Core requirements and all required non-nursing courses through the junior level.
  No time limit applies to the completion of anatomy, physiology, or microbiology courses.
  Thirty (30) previously earned Associate or Diploma nursing semester credits may be accepted toward the BSN degree, subject to the terms of the Georgia RN-BSN Articulation Agreement (the complete Agreemtn is available in the office of the Department of Nursing). These 30 semester credit hours represent previously completed nursing courses in Adult Health, Child Health, Maternal health, and Mental Health and are not intended to equal the actual number of previously earned nursing credits. Normally, no more than 30 hours of Associate Degree of Diploma nursing course credits may be applied toward fulfilling any requirements of the BSN degree.
  24 additional nursing course credits must be earned at the upper division level (3000 or 4000 courses). Up to 9 of these credits may be earned through challenge examinations on a one-attempt basis. A minimum of one year of nursing practice experience within the past three years is required for eligibility for challenge examinations.

Matriculation Requirements:
  An accepted student must possess a level of physical and emotional health sufficient to enable him/her to meet nursing program requirements and the standards of professional nursing practice.
  Prior to beginning the first clinical nursing course, a medical examination is required which documents the student's level of health an immunization or immune status.
  Professional liability insurance (purchased on a group basis through the College) and basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification is required prior to beginning the first nursing course and must be continued throughout all clinical nursing courses.