The BSN program at Coastal Georgia is designed for students who desire to complete professional nursing education at the baccalaureate level and enter into professional practice. It provides students with a solid foundation for continuing their nursing education at a graduate level.
Why study Pre-Licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Coastal Georgia?
Through the unique design of the BSN program at College of Coastal Georgia, students develop and implement health strategies for the coastal community and civic engagement.
The second floor of the Miriam and Hugh Nunnally Health and Science Building is designed to meet the needs of nursing students. The laboratory on the second floor offers state of the art simulation facilities for practice with basic and advanced nursing skills and clinical judgement. Here, students engage in critical thinking through hands-on skill training, collaboration, and high-fidelity simulation sessions designed to meet real-life nursing scenarios that are experienced in practice.
The School of Nursing and Health Sciences has developed important partnerships with a number of healthcare agencies and hospital systems, including Brunswick, Savannah, Waycross, and Camden. Through the College's available partnerships, students gain a variety of valuable practice experiences.
What will I learn?
The curriculum is designed to prepare students for roles in nursing leadership, research, and advanced practice. Upon graduation, students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Nurses receive licensure after successfully passing the exam. At least 95 percent of students acquire jobs in the healthcare systems within three months of graduation, with many students offered employment prior to graduation.
What can I do when I graduate?
Career areas include:
- Registered Nurse in hospital
- Outpatient Care Nurse
- Personal Care Nurse
- Physician's Office Nurse
- Nursing Care Facility Nurse
- Management/leadership nursing roles
- Practice in healthcare organizations with Magnet Recognition
After graduation, many students continue their nursing education at a graduate level by obtaining their master's degree for advanced practice nursing roles.
- Successfully complete HESI A2 exam, scoring 80% + in each of the five sections. Test can be taken twice in a two-year period with a minimum of 30 days between testing. If test is taken a second time to achieve criteria, the committee will only look at the second score.
- Must have overall GPA of 2.8. Submit program application before posted deadline.
- Must have completed general education core requirements.
- Science courses older than five years will be reviewed by the Department of Nursing and may need to be retaken.
- Transfer students must be admitted to the College before applying to the program.