Feb 03, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Nursing Accelerated, B.S.N.


Degree Requirements: 58 Credit Hours


See Core Curriculum Course Requirements - Clinical Health  for required courses in Area A1 through Area E. 

Total Credit Hours: 58


Admission Requirements

Admission Criteria to the School of Nursing (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 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 Knowledge, and 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 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 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 Director 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.

Advisement

Undergraduate Academic Advisement at Georgia Southern is provided to all degree-seeking undergraduate students by professional advisors. Academic Advisors are located on all three Georgia Southern University campuses. Students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor at least once a semester. For more information visit Academic Advisement .

Nursing LPN/LVN - BSN


Degree Requirements: 120 Credit Hours


General Requirements (Core A-E): 42 Credit Hours


Select 3 credit hours of nursing elective


Foreign Language - Optional


Minor - Optional


Total Credit Hours: 120


1 Environmental Biology is not an option.

2 Following admission to the nursing major, students have the opportunity to challenge by examination a total of 23 hours of course credit.

Admission Criteria to the School of Nursing Advanced Placement Track (APT) for LPN/LVN to BSN.

Program Information

The School of Nursing offers an innovative program, the Advanced Placement Track, whereby the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is eligible to earn college credit for educational advancement.  The faculty recognizes that Licensed Practical Nurses have knowledge and skills which support the opportunity for advanced placement.

Eligibility for advanced placement is based on academic transcripts, licensure verification, basic nursing skills verification, and achieve a score of at least 75% on the HESI Admission Assessment (A2) Exam.  Students have the opportunity to challenge by examination a total of 23 25 hours of nursing course credit. 

The LPN accepted to Georgia Southern University’s School of Nursing are seen by the LPN Advisor for a description of the APT program, consultation, and curriculum planning. Advisement is critical for the LPN to best be prepared to apply for admission to the Baccalaureate Nursing Program (BSN) when core curriculum requirements have been met. 

Admission to the BSN program is competitive. The LPN seeking advanced placement must meet the same admission requirements as others. The following is a guide for the LPN planning to earn a BSN at Georgia Southern University.  See the School of Nursing website for more detailed information.

After admission to Georgia Southern University, the student will make an appointment with the LPN Advisor.  The student will need to bring any previous higher education transcripts to the advisement appointment.

  1. The LPN’s transcript will be evaluated and must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission to the BSN program:
    • Complete 54 semester hours of core curriculum with grades of “C” or better in areas A, D, and F.
    • All applicants must achieve a cumulative score of at least 75% on the HESI Admission Assessment (A2) Exam in the following areas:  Anatomy and Physiology, Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary and Knowledge, and Math. Further information is available in the School of Nursing or on our website. An overall GPA of 2.7 in all prerequisite courses.
  2. The student will have the opportunity to challenge up to 4 nursing courses (Skills & Essentials of Nursing Practice, Adult Health Nursing I, Mental Health Nursing, Women’s and Children’s Nursing) for a total of 23 25 credit hours.  Upon acceptance into the nursing program, the student must meet with the LPN Program Director to review challenge options. Students must meet all of the legal requirements for licensure. See Baccalaureate Degree Nursing section in the Georgia Southern University Catalog: Georgia Board of Nursing Legal Requirements.
  3. Be aware that science course credits in Core Area F may not have been earned longer than 5 years before the time of admission. 
  4. A grade of C or higher is required for areas A, D, and F courses. Repeating any course in areas A, D, and F in order to achieve a passing grade of at least a C, reduces the student’s chance for admission to the School of Nursing.  Repeating more than one course in each (area A, D, and F) to earn a passing grade of at least C makes the student ineligible for admission to nursing.

Advisement

Undergraduate Academic Advisement at Georgia Southern is provided to all degree-seeking undergraduate students by professional advisors. Academic Advisors are located on all three Georgia Southern University campuses. Students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor at least once a semester. For more information visit the Academic Advisement catalog page.