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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program is a traditional four year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in nursing. This BSN program builds on a solid foundation of two years of liberal arts and sciences as prerequisites followed by immersion in two years of nursing course work. The program prepares professional nurses to be nurse generalists with the knowledge and skills to practice in acute and community settings. Baccalaureate graduates will be eligible to sit for the licensure exam (NCLEX) required for practice as a nurse.

Application Deadline

Fall - January 15
Spring - September 1

BSN Information Sessions

BSN Info Sessions

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Student Center, Robinson Ballroom B
Gainesville Campus

Register for a BSN Information Session

Admissions Information

We recommend that you apply to the university by the following dates, to ensure that your application is processed and acceptance is granted in time to apply to the BSN program.

Fall BSN

Apply to UNG by Nov. 1

  • Once you are accepted to UNG, you will be given a student 900 # ID, a UNG username and set up instructions for your password.
  • The BSN application is located in Banner, on the student tab.
  • BSN Application and HESI Deadline – January 15. See applicant requirements below.

Spring BSN

Apply to UNG by April 1

  • Once you are accepted to UNG, you will be given a student 900 # ID, a UNG username and set up instructions for your password.
  • The BSN application is located in Banner, on the student tab.
  • The HESI and BSN application has been extended until September 1, 2020. See applicant requirements below.

Applicant Requirements

UNG’s BSN program is highly competitive and only applicants that meet all requirements listed below will be reviewed.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Admission is competitive and is based on GPA and HESI score ranking

  • New! For June 15, 2021 applicants, 3.0 is the minimum GPA to apply, but will not guarantee acceptance. All coursework attempts will be used for GPA calculations. Average GPA for the latest cohort was 3.78 and the January accepted applicant average HESI score was 89.7%.
    • 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)
      • Applicants must complete all remaining core and program requirements prior to the start of the BSN program
      • C or higher in all courses is required
      • Refer to plan of study for all core and program requirements
      • (Application deadlines of September 1, 2020 and January 15, 2021, minimum GPA of 2.75 is still acceptable. All coursework attempts will be used for GPA calculations. Must have a minimum of 30 completed hours, to include 8 hours required sciences, 6 hours of English, and 3 hours of required Math 1111 or higher.)
  • Academic Renewal
    • Students applying to the BSN program must complete all 20 hours of Area D and F sciences, by their application term, in order for new GPA calculation to be considered. 
  • Post Baccalaureate
    • Students are considered Core complete, however must complete program pre-requisite requirements. (MATH 1111 or higher, CHEM – 1151/L/1152/L or CHEM 1211/L/1212/L, BIOL 2120K, BIOL 2130K, BIOL 2500/L, MATH 1401, Guided elective – area F) - 5 year expiration on Science course.
      • Post bacc students must complete all 5 sciences, prior to application, in ordered for new GPA calculation to be considered.
      • Post bacc students with competitive bachelor degree GPA, can apply after two required sciences are completed (Remaining coursework has to be complete by program start).  

Health Education Systems. Inc. (HESI) Admission Assessment (A2) Exam

  • Students must complete HESI with a minimum cumulative score of 75%  
    • Create an evolve account to register for the HESI
    • Students must register for the HESI exam at one of the UNG Testing Centers or at a Prometric Testing Center using 201234 as UNG's ID number.
    • See Testing Center webpage for instructions on how to register for HESI and for test dates
    • UNG nursing department requires students to be tested on the following sections of HESI:
      • Anatomy & Physiology, Math (no calculator allowed), Reading Comprehension, and Vocabulary
      • Must have a minimum score of 66% or higher in each section
      • Exam must be taken within twelve months prior to the application deadline and may only be taken twice per year from the time of the first exam.
      • Must be six or more weeks between exam dates
      • Deadline for HESI exam:
        • Fall application cycle:  January 15
          • Example:  Must be taken between January 16 (2019) – January 15 (2020) for application deadline January 15, 2020.
        • Spring application cycle: August 1
          • Example: Must be taken between June 16 (2019) – August 1 (2020) for application deadline August 1, 2020.

Program Course Requirements

Applicants must complete required core courses and major requirements prior to the start of the program
  • Area D: CHEM 1151/L/CHEM 1152/L or CHEM 1211/L/CHEM 1212/L sequence
  • Area F: BIOL 2120K – A&P I, BIOL 2130K – A&P II, BIOL 2500/L - 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.

Please Note: Transfer students must apply to the University and be unconditionally accepted, prior to applying to the BSN program. UNG must receive your completed application for admission and all supporting documents prior to the deadline. All Transfer students are required to attend a transfer student orientation after acceptance. Due to the high volume of pre-nursing student inquires, we are not able to meet individually with students until they are enrolled. We ask that transfer students attend a transfer info session for additional information and to talk to an advisor. See main BSN webpage for Transfer student info session dates and location.

Current Student Resources

Advisor Information

Campus Advisor E-mail Phone Office
Cumming Beth Collins  470-239-3128 Room 242
Dahlonega Whitney Kropp 706-867-4441 Chestatee Bldg 162
Dahlonega Megan Bader 706-867-3027 Chestatee Bldg 162
Gainesville Alice Bae-Hansard 678-717-3401 Student Center 134
Gainesville Amy Wages 678-717-2311 Student Center 134
Oconee Derrick Pirkle  706-310-6290 Administration 202

Student Achievement Data

2017 Program Outcomes
Performance on NCLEX 89.22 (three-year average) N/A
Program Completion 87% 81%
Job Placement 100% 97%

Where Can a BSN Lead You?

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