Accelerated Nursing B.S.N.

Degree Requirements: 58 Credit Hours

Credit Hours
Complete the following 58 credit hours:58
NURS   4113Research3
NURS   4201Skills and Essentials of Nursing Practice5
NURS   4202Health Assessment4
NURS   4203Professional Nursing Practice3
NURS   4204Comprehensive Pharmacology5
NURS   4207Adult Health Nursing I7
NURS   4208Mental Health Nursing6
NURS   4209Women’s & Children’s Nursing6
NURS   4210Community Health Nursing5
NURS   4211Adult Health Nursing II7
NURS   4212Leadership and Management Capstone6
NURS   4214Critical Analysis of Nursing Concepts1
Total Credit Hours58

Admission Requirements

Admission Criteria to the School of Nursing’s (SON) Accelerated BSN Major

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university

  2. Admission to Georgia Southern University

  3. A grade point average of 3.2 on grades earned in Elementary Statistics, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Microbiology, Pathophysiology, and Lifespan Development without repetition of failed science courses to achieve a passing grade.

  4. Must achieve a score of at least 75% on the HESI Admission Assessment (A2) Exam in each of the following subject areas:  Anatomy & Physiology, Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary and General Knowledge, Math.

  5. Completion of a pre-admission interview

  6. Verification through signature that the student will not be employed at any time while enrolled in the accelerated program

  7. Ability to meet all legal requirements for licensure

  8. Post-baccalaureate students must complete Elementary Statistics and all of Area F courses with a grade of C or higher

  9. Post-baccalaureate students will be given credit for completion of Areas A, B, C, D, E, and Healthful Living and FYE, with the exception of Elementary Statistics in Area D and US and Georgia History and Government                         

  10. Sciences in Area F must have been completed within the past 5 years with a grade of C or higher

  11. If Anatomy and Physiology I and II are not taken at the same educational institution, syllabi must be provided for review.

  12. All core courses, including US and Georgia History and Government, must be completed prior to starting the ABSN curriculum

  13. Students with outstanding admission requirements must provide proof of meeting the requirements before the beginning of the admitted semester.  Failure to do so will result in removal from the admitted list.

  14. Must be able to meet the Core Performance Standards

  15. Clinical agencies utilized by the School of Nursing require criminal background checks and/or drug testing prior to acceptance of the student into clinical facilities. Students who do not pass the criminal background check and/or drug test will be unable to attend clinical courses and therefore will be unable to complete their program of study resulting in course failure. Any fees or cost associated with background checks and/or drug testing are the responsibility of the student

  16. Students who fail out of any nursing program may be considered for readmission to Georgia Southern University’s nursing program after a period of 5 years. Only one readmission in the nursing program is permitted. The student must meet all current entry requirements. Upon acceptance, the student will be required to complete all nursing courses from the beginning.

  17. If a student withdraws from the ABSN program, they are eligible to apply to the next fall admission cycle of the traditional BSN program.

  18. A student who fails one ABSN course will need to meet with the ABSN Program Coordinator to review their program of study. The student may be given the opportunity to join the traditional BSN program on a space available basis.  A student who fails more than one ABSN course will be dismissed from the program.