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Admission Criteria

PRE-LICENSURE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSN)

APPLICATION, ADMISSION & PROGRESSION CRITERIA

 

Admission to the BSN program is a competitive process. To be considered for admission to the Pre-licensure BSN program students must complete all of the required core courses (refer to Program Core Curriculum). Prior to application the following courses must be completed with a cumulative 3.0 GPA: College Algebra, Statistics, Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Microbiology for Health Sciences, and Area D Lab Science sequence.  If the remaining core is not completed at the time of application, the student may be conditionally accepted based on completion of all core courses prior to enrollment in the first nursing courses, maintenance of an overall 2.75 GPA, and a cumulative 3.0 GPA in all required sciences and math courses. Students must meet the following criteria for admission consideration; however, this does not guarantee acceptance into the BSN program.

  1. Conditional/unconditional acceptance to Gordon State College
  2. Be in good standing at Gordon State College and/or at other institutions attended
  3. Minimum overall 2.75 GPA with a cumulative 3.0 GPA in all required sciences and math with a grade of C or better in all other required core courses
    1. Students who have a D in one previous nursing course may apply to the program; however that grade will be added into the calculation of the overall GPA
    2. Course history, such as withdrawal and failures, will be evaluated in determining acceptance to the program
    3. Area F required science courses must be less than 5 years from time of admission
    4. All grades for courses taken within a 5 year time frame will be used to determine the overall GPA and the cumulative science GPA 
  4. Successfully complete and meet the minimum score requirement on the Kaplan admissions test (refer to Admission Test Requirements)
  5. Completion of all College Preparatory Courses and institutional requirements

Once a student has met the above requirements for the BSN program, the student must successfully pass a dosage calculation exam and submit updated clinical documents required by the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

  1. Complete a dosage calculation exam with a score of 90% within two attempts
  2. Evidence of liability insurance and health insurance
  3. A completed medical/health/immunization form
  4. American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider card
  5. Criminal background check and drug screen

Only students who are admitted to the nursing major will be approved to register for upper division nursing courses. There is no overlap in courses between the ASN and BSN programs, and a student is not able to move between the two programs. Students in the BSN program cannot move into the ASN program at any time. If a student in the BSN program is unsuccessful in a course, the student may reapply to the program and, if accepted, must start with the first semester nursing courses.