Sep 26, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Nursing (BSN)

Location(s): Dahlonega, Gainesville

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120 hours

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program is a traditional four-year program for students with no nursing licensure who want to become a registered nurse. Students who have previously earned a baccalaureate degree in an area outside of Nursing may apply to the BSN program as a post baccalaureate student through the Accelerated BSN path outlined below, which shortens the time to degree and licensure.

Through rigorous classes, practice in our simulation labs, and intensive clinical experiences, you’ll be prepared to be a nurse generalist with knowledge and skills to practice in acute and community settings.

By the time you graduate, you’ll be eligible to sit for the licensure exam (NCLEX) required for practice as a registered nurse.

Program requirements for the BSN and ABSN admission paths are found below.  More information about program requirements can be found on the BSN webpage:

Requirements for Admission: BSN

  1. Must have a minimum of 35 completed credit hours to be eligible to apply to BSN program (*in progress coursework is not applicable)
  • 35 minimum hours must include: 12 hours of required science, 6 hours of English, and 3 hours of required Math (MATH 1111 or higher)
  1. Applicants must complete all remaining core and program requirements prior to the start of the BSN program:
  • Area D: CHEM 1151/L/CHEM 1152/L or CHEM 1211/L/CHEM 1212/L sequence
  • Area F: BIOL 2251K – A&P I, BIOL 2252K – A&P II, BIOL 2260K - Microbiology, MATH 1401 - Statistics, One Guided Elective: PSYC 1101, or SOCI 1101, or PSYC 2103 (recommended)
  • All required sciences must be completed within the previous 5 years, from the term of application. Expired science courses will not be accepted and will need to be repeated.
  • C or higher in all courses is required
  1. Students must complete HESI with a minimum cumulative score of 75%

Requirements for Admission: Accelerated BSN

  1. Must have a baccalaureate or master’s degree from a college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Degree must have been awarded from a college or university accredited by one of the following commissions: Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC), Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), or WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
  2. Post-baccalaureate students who do not have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and whose degree was awarded more than 3 years prior to the application deadline, may take or repeat all 20 hours of required Area D and F sciences and Math (MATH 1111) by the application deadline. Once complete, a new program admissions GPA will be calculated using only required science and math coursework.
  3. Students are considered core complete (Areas A-F); however, they must complete the following program prerequisite requirements with a course grade of C or better prior to beginning the program:).
  • Math 1111 or higher
  • Chemistry Sequence: CHEM 1151/L and CHEM 115/L or CHEM 1211/L & CHEM 1212/L
  • BIOL 2251K - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 2252K - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIOL 2260K - Microbiology for Allied Health Professions
  • MATH 1401 - Elementary Statistics
  • Choose one:
    • PSYC 1101 - Introduction to Psychology
    • PSYC 2103 - Human Growth & Development
    • SOCI 1101 - Introduction to Sociology
  1. Science courses must have been completed within 5 years of application. 
  2. Students must complete Health Educations Systems Inc. (HESI) Admission Assessment (A2) Exam with a minimum score of 75%.

More information about program requirements can be found on the BSN webpage:

Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) - 42 hours

Refer to Core Curriculum (Areas A-E)  

Area A1: No exceptions

Area A2: MATH 1111 or higher required

Area B: No exceptions

Area C: No exceptions

Area D: Recommended science sequence: CHEM 1151/L (or CHEM 1151K) and CHEM 1152/L (or CHEM 1152K) or CHEM 1211/L and CHEM 1212/L

Area E: PSYC 1101 recommended

Major Requirements - 60 hours

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