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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 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 - December 15 & Spring - June 1

Campus Availability

Admissions Information

  • Unconditional acceptance to UNG by November 1 for fall applications and April 1 for spring applications.
  • Completion of all required core courses with a 'C' or higher prior to the start of the program.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above on all courses and all degrees accepted at UNG. 
  • Post-baccalaureate students must complete a minimum of 18 hours from areas D and F (chemistry sequence, anatomy & physiology sequence, and microbiology) within the previous five years and have a minimum GPA of 2.75 in those areas. Exception-Bachelor GPA can be used if competitive and sciences are completed within the past five years.
  • Academic renewal students must complete a minimum of 18 hours from areas D and F (chemistry sequence, anatomy & physiology sequence, and microbiology) within the previous five years and have a minimum GPA of 2.75 in those areas.
  • Minimum overall score of 75% and a minimum score of 66% in each subcategory on the Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) Admission Assessment (A2) Exam at the UNG Testing Center on the Dahlonega or Gainesville Campus
  • Exam may only be taken twice per calendar year, and test must be taken at lease six weeks apart.
  • HESI A2 Exam deadline for Fall Cohort, Dahlonega and Gainesville, is December 15.
  • HESI A2 Exam deadline for Spring Cohort, Dahlonega and Gainesville, is June 1.
  • If you are an UNG student, use your UNG Student ID# as your HESI ID# when creating your account.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Applicants are accepted based on GPA and HESI score ranking.

Course Planning Guide

Sample BSN Core Program of Study (Years 1 and 2)

Courses in year 1 and 2 may be taken in any of the first four semesters and do not have to be taken in the order listed below.

Year 1, Fall Semester
ENGL 1101 Engl Comp I 3
MATH 1111 or 1113 3
Area (C) 3
CHEM 1151/L or 1211/L 4
PSYC 1101 Intro Psych 3
Total 16
Year 1, Spring Semester
ENGL 1102 Engl Comp II 3
CHEM 1152/L or 1212/L 4
HIST 2111, HIST 2112 or POLS 1101 3
Area (B) 3-4
MATH 2400 Statistics 3
Total 16-17
Year 2, Fall Semester
Area (B) 3-4
Area (C) 3
Area (E) 3
BIOL 2120K A & P I 4
Guided elective 3
Total 16-17
Year 2, Spring Semester
NURS 2603 Intro Prof Nurs Theory & Concepts (Taken upon acceptance into program.) 3
SOCI 1101 3
BIOL 2130K A & P II 4
BIOL 2500/L Med Micro 4
Total 14

BSN Nursing Program of Study (Years 3 and 4)

Year 3, 1st Semester
NURS 3202 Nursing Information Management 2
NURS 3205 Foundations in Nursing Practice 5
NURS 3303 Health Assessment 3
NURS 3403 Pathophysiology 3
Total 13
Year 3, 2nd Semester
NURS 3705 Adult Health I, 1st Session 5
NURS 4202 Health Policy, Finance and Regulation 2
NURS 4405 Adult Health II, 2nd Session 5
NURS 3502 Pharmacology in Nursing 2
Total 14
Year 4, 3rd Semester
NURS 3903 Evidence Based Practice and Research Applications in Nursing 3
NURS 3807 Nursing Care of the Family 7
Nursing Elective  2 hr. Available summers after acceptance into the program or 3rd semester of the program. 2
NURS 4304 Mental Health Nursing 4
Total 16
Year 4, 4th Semester
NURS 4603 Population Health 3
NURS 4706 Synthesis of Nursing Practice 6
NURS 4803 Nursing Leadership 3
NURS 4902 Seminars in Nursing 2
Total 14

Student Achievement Data

2016 Program Outcomes
MetricBachelor Programs CombinedBSNRN-BSN
Performance on NCLEX At or above the national mean 81.35 (three-year average) data pending
Program Completion 80% 91% 87%
Job Placement 90% data pending 89%

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