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BSN Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend the BSN Program?

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.

Are any classes offered online?

There are some classes offered online. Search current course offerings.

Are any evening classes offered?

Most classes and clinical experiences are scheduled for mornings and afternoons. To see if there are any evening classes available, please review our current course offerings.

Where do clinical experiences take place?

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.

How long will it take me to complete the BSN Program?

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.

How much does the program cost?

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.

What is the HESI A2? How do I sign up?

The HESI (Health Education Systems Incorporated) A2 is an online, computer-based, scholastic aptitude test. It is one component of the University of North Georgia Nursing Department's admission selection process. Learn more about the HESI A2.

What score do I need to get on the HESI A2?

HESI overall score a minimum of 75;

The minimum acceptable score of 66 and above is required for each sub-category for Math, A/P, Vocab, and Reading (Sub-category scores 65 and below do not meet minimum requirements). Scores in the high 80's are commonly achieved by students admitted to the program.

Where can I take the HESI A2?

University of North Georgia's Nursing Department requires the HESI Aexam be taken at the Testing Center on UNG's Dahlonega Campus or at a Prometric Test Center. Learn more about how to take HESI Aexam at a Prometric site.

How much does it cost to take the HESI A2?

The cost can vary, but is usually around $70.00.

What core/prerequisites need to be completed before I can apply to the nursing program?

For the June 15, 2021 application period, the HESI and BSN application deadline has been extended until September 1, 2020. Please note that applicant requirements have been updated. 

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).

NEW Requirements beginning with the June 15, 2021 application period.

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 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 GPA scale
  • completed a minimum of 35 hours of required core courses with grades of C or better (including 12 hours of required math courses (Math 1111 or higher) and six hours of required English courses).
Do I still need to apply to the BSN Program if I have completed all of my core requirements?

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.

Can I apply to the nursing program before being accepted by UNG?

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.

What is a confirmation deposit?

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.

Learn more about the confirmation deposit.

What if I was accepted to UNG for a particular semester but must delay my acceptance?

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.

Can I transfer into the UNG nursing program from another university's nursing program?

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.

How can I find out if you received all of my paperwork?

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.

What is a titer? Do I need this even if I am up-to-date on my immunizations?

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.

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