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    Feb 24, 2024  
2012-2013 Georgia Regents University Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Georgia Regents University Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (formerly ASU)

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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.

Legislative Requirements

  1. Georgia History/U.S. History
  2. Georgia Constitution/U.S. Constitution
  3. Regents’ Exam

Departmental Requirements

  1. Ongoing Contact and Interview with Designated Nursing advisor
  2. Application to and Acceptance into the Nursing Program
  3. Tests of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Exam
  4. Criminal Background Checks *
  5. Drug Screens *
  6. Minimum Grade of “C” in all core and nursing courses
  7. Standardized Nursing Achievement Tests
  8. Exit Survey
  9. 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:

  1. Falsification of nursing application for program admission.
  2. Conviction of a felony or crime of moral turpitude.
  3. Other moral and legal violations specified in the Georgia law.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree Program Core Requirements: 60 Credits *


*Grade of C or better is required for each core course. Each core course may be repeated only once.

*Two (2) Activity Wellness Courses are required for graduation.

*Students with a baccalaureate degree in another discipline are required to complete Core Areas D and F.

*The core courses listed here satisfy the Overlay Core Areas for Core Curriculum Areas A-E . However, transfer students, students who have changed their majors to nursing, and others who have taken different Core Area A-E courses should review those courses to ensure that they satisfy the Overlay Core Area requirements.

Basic Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Track

The Basic BSN Track is designed for pre-professional licensure students without previous nursing experience and who are not licensed as practical nurses. These students complete the 60 credit-hours in core requirements prior to application to the nursing program and once accepted into the program complete 60 credit -hours in the major.

Sample Schema for Basic BSN Track

Completion of 60 Credit-Hours in Core Required Prior to Admission into Program.

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