Bachelor of Science in Nursing for RNs (RN-BSN)

Georgia Southwestern State University
Degree Level Bachelors
Total Credit Hours 60

Program Description

The primary goal of this program is to provide opportunities to registered nurses prepared at the associate or diploma level to pursue and successfully complete the bachelor's degree in nursing (RN-BSN) completely online. The RN-BSN program track has been offered at GSW for more than 30 years helping RNs to build on the first step in nursing education and complete the professional degree in nursing (BSN). Students may complete the program either part-time or full-time (12-month completion option). Students also have the flexibility of selecting online or traditional classroom format and may move between the two forms of delivery. Students may complete any clinical requirements with preceptors located in the geographic area in which the student resides.

Admissions Information

"Traditional BSN Program admission eligibility requirements

Attain admission in good standing to the University.

Return the completed application and required supporting documents to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences by the published deadlines.

Complete all general education/ core curriculum courses prior to entering the nursing program.

Must lack no more than one three hour elective course in Area F.

Must have a grade of C or higher in Area A, Area C English Literature course, Area D, and Area F.

Area F courses (excluding the elective) must be completed within 5 years of projected admission.

Earned a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.80/4.0. Admission is competitive. A GPA of 2.80 does not guarantee admission. Calculation of GPA is based on grades in Area A, Area C English Literature course, Area D, and Area F (excluding the Area F elective). If any of the applicable courses have been repeated, all attempts within 5 years are included in this calculation.

Must have completed 3 science courses toward the degree major, Area A, and English literature course before applying.

Students applying to GSW beginning FALL 2017 are required to have an iPad or laptop for in-class use.

Must take HESI A2--two attempts within two years. Test scores & HESI transcripts should be printed out and included in the nursing application packet. Instructions to print transcripts can be found below under HESI information. If you do not take your HESI at GSW, please note that different schools offer different parts of the HESI and you must have all the parts we require.

Must not have been excluded from this or any other nursing program for any reason, including but not limited to, academic misconduct, disruptive behavior, or program failure within 5 years prior to the application date to the program. A nursing course failure in another institution counts as a course failure at this institution."