BSN Frequently Asked Questions
The BSN Program is right for students who want to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing and qualify for licensure as a registered nurse.
The BSN Program utilizes a variety of state-of-the-art facilities across the region. You may be required to travel to different healthcare offices and agencies, or to other schools in order to complete your clinical experiences.
The BSN Program can be completed in four academic years. For the first two years, your course work will consist of liberal arts and science prerequisites. For the latter half of the program, you will be fully immersed in nursing course work. Review the plan of study for more detailed information.
Tuition and fees for this program are similar to those of other UNG programs. Additionally, students in the BSN Program are required to pay all costs associated with the required travel, textbooks, equipment, and testing necessary to complete the program.
Though it is one of several factors considered for admission, there is no set passing score for the HESI A2 test. However, scores in the 80’s are commonly achieved by students admitted to the program.
University of North Georgia's Nursing Department requires the HESI A2 exam be taken at the Testing Center on UNG's Dahlonega Campus or at a Prometric Test Center. Learn more about how to take HESI A2 exam at a Prometric site.
The cost can vary, but is usually around $70.00.
All core and nursing prerequisite requirements must be completed prior to starting your first nursing course in the BSN program. At the time you apply, you must have:
- a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 GPA scale
- completed a minimum of 30 hours of required core courses with grades of C or better (including 8 hours of required science courses, 3 hours of required math courses, 6 hours of required English courses, SOCI 1101, and PSYC 1101).
Yes, you need to apply for the BSN Program. Admission to the University of North Georgia and admission to the nursing program are two separate processes.
No, you must be unconditionally admitted to UNG in order to apply to the BSN Program. Be sure to allow enough time to complete both application processes.
With the exception of students in the ROTC Program, UNG requires a confirmation deposit for all students new to the university. The deposit lets the university know that you truly plan to attend UNG.
If you were accepted to UNG for a specific semester, be sure to notify the Office of the Registrar if you cannot attend as planned. If you don’t attend during the semester for which you were accepted and don’t notify the Registrar, your admission will be canceled.
You can be considered for admission to the BSN Program if you have attended another program and left that program in good standing. Please be advised that there is a chance that not all of your credits may transfer due to differences in curricula.
If you would like to apply, please submit an application.
Please send critical information to the Nursing Department by certified mail so that you can track it.
Please do not call the department repeatedly to find out if we have received your information. In most cases, we will reach out to you if your file is missing necessary information.
A titer is a blood test for antibodies and is required even if you are up-to-date on immunizations.
If your health care provider tells you that you don’t need something (like a titer) that is listed on any required forms, please explain that you need to complete the requirements exactly as listed or you won’t be allowed to participate in required clinical experiences.