1. All applicants seeking admission to the RN-BSN degree program
must be accepted to University of North Georgia prior to November 1st. This
university acceptance must be in place before acceptance into the nursing program.
Applications may be obtained from the college catalog or the Admissions Office.
2. Successful completion of an Associate of Science in Nursing degree or a diploma in nursing
3. An active Georgia Registered Nurses's license is required before beginning any clinical courses.
Completion of a current American Heart Association Basic Life support course for health care
providers is required as well as proof of health insurance and professional liability insurance.
4. Following acceptance to University of North Georgia, applicants must contact
the Department of Nursing to initiate the admission process for nursing classes. Deadline date
for nursing application with college acceptance is December 15th of each year
5. Applicants must have a 2.75 overall grade point average on all courses accepted at North
Georgia College & State University for transfer.
6. Applicants must have a 2.0 ("C") grade point average or higher in Biology 2250 (Anatomy),
2251 (Physiology) and 2280 (Medical Microbiology), either taken at North Georgia College &
State University or accepted for transfer. Applicants must have a "C" or better in ENGL 1101
and MATH 1101.
7. The University of North Georgia RN-BSN program has adopted the articulation model approved by
the University System of Georgia. Validation testing will be required of all Associate degree or diploma
graduates who graduated from non-NLN accredited schools outside the state of Georgia, who graduated
more than four years ago, and have less than 1,000 clinical practice hours. Contact the Department of
Nursing for additional information.
8. Students are held accountable for mastery of all psychomotor skills representative of
technical education. The Department of Nursing will provide students with a list of
selected skills and evaluation criteria.
9. Names of references should be listed on the application to the nursing program (one
reference from an employer and one from a former professor are preferred).
10. Applicants must appear for an interview if requested. Faculty have the prerogative to request
a student interview.
11. Students who meet all admission requirements other than passing NCLEX scores may be
admitted to the program and allowed to enroll in level III non-clinical nursing courses
(Nursing 3110, 3150, 3330, 3410 and/or 3580).
12. Students seeking readmission must request readmission in writing to the BSN coordinator
at least one semester in advance of enrollment and must have a 2.75 overall grade point
average in order to be eligible for readmission. Readmission is based on availability and
discretion of faculty.