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RN -BSN Frequently Asked Questions

General
Who should attend the RN-BSN Program?

The BSN Program is right for students that are registered nurses from associate degree or diploma nursing programs who wish to pursue a Bachelor of Science in nursing.

Is the program offered online?

The RN-BSN program is online only. Search our current course offerings.

Do I have to come to campus at all if I choose online courses?

Yes, there is a mandatory program orientation during the first week of the fall semester. There may be an on-campus proctored event activity for some nursing electives.

Where do clinical experiences take place?

The RN-BSN Program has individualized experiences to meet the needs of the student. Clinical hours may be obtained through online activities or if the student desires a hospital-based clinical experience, it can be arranged with of our many clinical partners.

How many semesters will it take to complete the RN-BSN program?

It is a three-semester curriculum. 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 RN-BSN Program are required to pay all costs associated with textbooks, equipment, testing and any possible travel necessary to complete the program.

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

No, you must be unconditionally admitted to UNG in order to apply to the RN-BSN program. Be sure to allow enough time to complete both application processes.

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 cancelled.

I am in the process of completing my RN degree. Can I apply to the RN-BSN program before I have my license?

You must have completed an associate degree or diploma program, but you do not have to have completed the NCLEX before applying to the program.

RN licensure is required by November 1 of the fall semester that you enter the program in order to be able to proceed to the next semester.

Do I need all core completed before applying to the RN-BSN program?

No, not before the application deadline. It is required that courses be complete prior to the start of the RN-BSN program. There may be provisional acceptance to those students with minimal core to be complete.

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