Application and Admission


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.

Applications for Fall 2022 BSN Cohort will be available online beginning December 1, 2021- January 15, 2022.




The official means of communication is Gordon Sate College e-mail. Please check your GSC e-mail frequently for correspondence with the nursing department about your nursing application.


* Kaplan exams will be completed by 2/25

* Math and Science GPA verification will be completed by 2/26

* The admission committee will begin reviewing all applications 3/1

* Decision emails will be sent to your Gordon email by the end of March 

Applicants applying to the program must be accepted into Gordon State College by November 30th, 2021.

  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 (Fall 2017)
  4. Successfully complete the Kaplan admissions test (refer to Admission Test Requirements)
  5. Completion of all College Preparatory Courses and institutional requirements
  6. Submission of a recommendation form completed by a professor, instructor, and/or employer. 

Once a student has met the above requirements and been fully accepted to the BSN program, the student will submit updated clinical documents required by the School of Nursing, Health and Natural Sciences.

  1. Evidence of liability insurance and health insurance
  2. A completed medical/health/immunization form
  3. American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider card
  4. 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.









NURS 3010 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology for Nursing Practice



NURS 3011

Nursing Assessment in the Promotion of Health and Wellness



NURS 3012

Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice



Credits: 13 Credits

Clinical/Lab/Simulation Hours Total: 135 hours

NURS 3011 – 45 hours

NURS 3012 – 90 hours



NURS 3212 Professional Nursing Practice I



NURS 3220 Perspectives in Mental Health Nursing












Credits: 12 Credits

Clinical/Lab/Simulation Hours Total: 135 hours

NURS 3212 – 90 hours

NURS 3220 – 45 hours



NURS 3322

Evidence-Based Research in Nursing Practice



NURS 3324 Community Based Nursing











Credits: 9 Credits

Clinical/Lab/Simulation Hours Total: 135 hours

NURS 3324 – 135 hours



NURS 4412 Professional Nursing Practice II




NURS 4420 Perspectives in Maternal-Child Health Nursing










Credits: 14 Credits

Clinical/Lab/Simulation Hours Total: 135 hours

NURS 4412 – 90 hours

NURS 4420 – 45 hours



NURS 4522 Leadership & Management for Nursing Practice



NURS 4512 Professional Nursing Senior Practicum



NURS 4524 Professional Nursing Transition to Practice






Credits: 12 Credits

Clinical/Lab/Simulation Hours Total: 270 hours

NURS 4522 – 45 hours

NURS 4512 – 225 hours


Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of the University System of Georgia Core Curriculum (including history and constitution requirements)
  2. Successful completion of nursing courses with a minimum grade of 75%
  3. Successful completion of 120-124 total semester hours which includes:
  • 64 semester hours USG core curriculum, including four hours from Area G
  • 60 hours of upper division nursing credit Curriculum