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-accredited USG institutions in administering online degrees and credentials that address the workplace needs of Georgia. 

Applications for the RN to BSN program for the Summer 2024 start will be online from February 1, 2024 – March 1, 2024.







  1. Conditional/unconditional acceptance to Gordon State College
  2. Be in good standing at Gordon State College and/or at other institutions attended
  3. Be a graduate of an accredited associate degree or diploma program in nursing.
  4. Proof of RN Licensure or Proof of Pursuance of NCLEX Test Date at time of application (If a student has not passed the NCLEX exam and received a Georgia Board of Nursing license by the start of second semester, the student will not be allowed to progress in the BSN Completion (RN-BSN) program under any circumstances.)
  5. Minimum overall 2.5 GPA
  6. 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.
  7. Exemption from or completion of all Learning Support Classes, College Preparatory Courses and institutional requirements.
  8. Submission of ONE recommendation form completed by a professor, instructor, and/or employer.
  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.


Application to the Nursing program includes:

  1. A completed online application for your chosen program of study
  2. ONE recommendation form completed by a professor or employer emailed to nursing@gordonstate.edu and submitted by the application deadline
  3. All transcripts from other schools attended submitted to Admissions by the application deadline
  4. Submit a copy of RN license or Plans/Test Date to sit for NCLEX-RN to Nursing Department via email nursing@gordonstate.edu

** Recommendation letters will not be accepted after the application deadline.

*** Applications will not be considered if the applicant has not submitted ALL transcripts and acquired admission to the college by the application deadline.