RN-BSN Program Description, Admission and Application

Bachelor of Science Degree Completion for Registered Nurses (RN-BSN)


Gordon State College supports the Georgia RN-BSN Articulation model for entry and progression through the program. The registered nurse articulating to the baccalaureate level will be awarded 31 semester hours accrued from their previous associate or diploma degree. These credits will be held in escrow until the baccalaureate candidate successfully completes 7 semester hours of RN-BSN nursing credit at Gordon State College. Credits held in escrow will then be added to the student’s transcript.

Beginning in the Fall 2021, the Gordon State College RN-BSN program will work with USG eCampus in a cooperative arrangement that will facilitate the utilization of resources by offering some of the required courses through eMajor. USG eCampus/ eMajor is a service unit of the University System of Georgia that assists SACSCOC-accedited USG instituitions in administering online degrees and credentials that address the workplace needs of Georgia.



Curriculum Map for RN2BSN Spring start

Curriculum Map for RN2BSN Summer start

Applications for the RN to BSN program for the Summer 2022 start will be online from February 1, 2022 – April 15, 2022. 

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


The timeline for the Summer 2022 application process is as follows:

  • Application and documents are due by April 15th, 2022.
  • Admissions committee will continuously be reviewing applications throughout application period. 
  • Decisions will be made by April 29th, 2022.

*** The admissions process is tedious and lengthy. Please do not call or email the Nursing office inquiring about your application. Applicants will be notified by their GORDON email. ***

If you have any questions regarding advisement, please contact your academic adviser.



Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN-BSN Completion Program is granted on a space available basis. In order to be considered for admission, applicants must:

  1. Be admitted to Gordon State College prior to the RN-BSN nursing application deadline.
  2. Submit all official academic transcripts for each college/university/technical school attended to GSC's Admission office at time of admission application.
  3. Have an overall GPA of at least 2.5.
  4. Be a graduate of an accredited associate degree or diploma program in nursing.
  5. Complete the online application for admission before the deadline.
  6. Submit a copy of RN license to Nursing Department via email nursing@gordonstate.edu
  7. Complete all prerequisite core curriculum course work with a grade of “C” or higher by the beginning of the RN-BSN program. Exception: A student will be allowed to submit an application with a maximum of 4 hours of CORE outstanding with the understanding that the CORE will be complete by the second semester of the RN-BSN program. Statistics must be completed by the beginning of the second semester due to the required second semester research course.
  8. Submission of ONE recommendation form completed by a professor, instructor and/or employer. This form will be available on the website with the admission application during the application period.
  9. If the student is an international student whose native language is not English and who did not receive a nursing degree from an accredited U. S. institution, the student must submit scores, not more than two years old, on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Official TOEFL scores of 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79 internet-based are required.