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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

DahlonegaGainesville

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. 1st (Apply for Spring Term) -

  • Students who do not need to take spring classes at UNG - After you apply to the BSN program, you should change your start term to summer - If you are accepted to the BSN program, you will need to take NURS 2603 online in the summer.
  • Contact undergraduate admissions to change your start term (Students are granted one free change in start term) More than one change will result in having to pay to reapply.
  • 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 – December 15th. See applicant requirements below.

Spring BSN

Apply to UNG by April 1st (Apply for Summer Term) -

  • Students who do not need to take summer classes at UNG - After you apply to the BSN program, you should change your start term to fall - If you are accepted to the BSN program, you will need to take NURS 2603 online in the fall.
  • Contact undergraduate admissions to change your start term (Students are granted one free change in start term) More than one change will result in having to pay to reapply.
  • 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 – June 1st. 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

  •  Minimum GPA of 2.75 - ALL coursework attempts will be used for GPA calculations.
    • 2.75 is the minimum GPA to apply, but will not guarantee acceptance
    • Fall 2017 cohort accepted averages: 3.7 GPA
    • Must have a minimum of 30 completed credit hours to be eligible to apply to BSN program
      • 30 minimum hours must include: 8 hours of required science, 6 hours of English, and 3 hours of Math
      • 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
  • Academic Renewal
    • Students applying to the BSN program must complete all 18 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. (CHEM – 1151/L/1152/L or CHEM 1211/L/1212/L, BIOL 2120K, BIOL 2130K, BIOL 2500/L, PSYC 1101, MATH 2400, 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%  
    • Fall 2017 cohort HESI average: 89%
    • 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 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 can only be taken twice in a calendar year (January – December)
      • Must be six or more weeks between exam dates
      • Deadline for HESI exam:
        • Fall application cycle:  December 15th
        • Spring application cycle: June 1st

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 2400 - 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.

After accepted into BSN program, students take NURS 2603 online, the semester before starting the program

  • Fall cohorts take NURS 2603 in the Summer, Spring cohorts take NURS 2603 in the Fall
  • NURS 2603 – Intro to Nursing Theory and Concepts
    • The NURS 2603 Online course requires a Drug Calculation exam. Students must pass exam with 95% or higher, within two attempts, in order to begin the program

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.

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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