DESCRIPTION: The RN-BSN Program offered by the School of Nursing at Georgia Southern University is completely ONLINE. The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and has Georgia Board of Nursing Approval. The philosophy of the School of Nursing is congruent with the values and mission of the university.
Nursing is a practice discipline which includes both didactic and clinical preparation. Nursing education is based on theory, research, and practice in nursing and other disciplines. The goal of nursing education is to prepare critically thinking, skilled nurses who act to promote, maintain, and restore health through partnership with persons, families, groups, and communities.
RN applicants (RN-BSN and RN-MSN):
To be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program, RN applicants must have met the following minimum requirements by the application deadline:
- Attained admission to Georgia Southern University.
- Achieved a minimum total institution GPA of 3.0 on all course work attempted or a minimum of 2.7 for provisional admission. (full admission after earning a "B" or better in 6 semester hours of nursing courses).
- Completed a minimum of 45 semester hours of required course work.
- Provided proof of current Georgia RN licensure.
- Returned the nursing application to the School of Nursing.
- Met the requirements of the Georgia RN-BSN Articulation Model.
RN applicants must have met the following requirements upon admission to the RN-BSN Program:
School of Nursing clinical requirements including: (a) health history and physical examination; (b) immunization requirements including measles, rubella, and hepatitis B; (c) tuberculosis screening; (d) current American Heart Association CPR for Healthcare Providers' certification; (e) health professions liability insurance for Registered Nurses; and (f) proof of personal health insurance.
ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: Before classes begin, new students attend a mandatory all-day orientation on-campus.
TRANSFER POLICIES: The school endorses the Georgia RN-BSN Articulation Model. Students who satisfactorily complete six semester hours of nursing coursework will be awarded 29 semester hours of junior and senior level courses.
April 1 for Fall admission.
October 1 for Spring admission.
SPECIAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: None.
SPECIAL PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: All students must hold a current Georgia Registered Nurse license.
TUITION AND FEES: Click HERE for the most recent tuition information.
SPECIAL ENROLLMENT ISSUES: Complementary Therapeutic Modalities (NURS 4132) is a course that is open to any junior or senior student. Admission to the nursing program is not required to take this course if space is available.