Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree Program Requirements
The BSN degree requires 122 credit hours (60 credit hours in the core curriculum, 60 credit hours in the nursing major, and a University requirement of 2 credit hours in wellness). In accordance with graduation requirements, students must satisfy mandates set by August State University, the University System of Georgia, and the Georgia legislature. The GRU Department of Nursing offers three tracks leading to a BSN degree. Two tracks are designed for pre-professional licensure students. The third track is for RNs seeking completion of the baccalaureate degree.
- Georgia History/U.S. History
- Georgia Constitution/U.S. Constitution
- Regents’ Exam
- Ongoing Contact and Interview with Designated Nursing advisor
- Application to and Acceptance into the Nursing Program
- Tests of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Exam
- Criminal Background Checks *
- Drug Screens *
- Minimum Grade of “C” in all core and nursing courses
- Standardized Nursing Achievement Tests
- Exit Survey
- Exit Interview
*All students admitted into the nursing program must successfully satisfy the requirements for the clinical components of the nursing courses to successfully complete the nursing course. Clinical agencies have the right to refuse students access to their sites based on information obtained from criminal background checks and/or drug screen results. In the event a student can not satisfy the requirements for the clinical component of a course, the student will receive a failing grade for the course and will be dismissed from the nursing program.
The Department of Nursing reserves the right to deny students admission to the nursing program and/or dismiss students from the nursing program under the circumstance of:
- Falsification of nursing application for program admission.
- Conviction of a felony or crime of moral turpitude.
- Other moral and legal violations specified in the Georgia law.