Why Nursing at Coastal Georgia?For those looking to enter the nursing field, the College of Coastal Georgia’s (CCGA) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and RN-BSN programs offer some of the best programs in the country.
The Nursing Program has expanded their commitment to the community beyond the four walls of a classroom. Whether through service-learning courses, such as on-campus screenings, teddy bear clinics and health fairs, community health-related education, or working with the health department, hospices, school nurse clinics and local mental health facilities, CCGA students are exposed to multiple health-related resources and are better able to see how different practices work together.
In addition to high expectations in the rigorous courses, and student-community engagement through service-learning, faculty members also establish and model high professional standards for students. Faculty frequently present their work at regional and national conferences, and encourage and provide the opportunity for their students to do the same. Faculty often hear back from employers that these professional development student opportunities are what set our graduates apart from other schools.
Two Pathways Offered
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a four-year pre-licensure degree program that prepares a nurse generalist for practice and leadership in the role of professional nurse in a variety of health care settings. Both professionals and students who are looking to fulfill their potential in the expanding field of health care are perfect candidates for the baccalaureate degree in nursing.
The RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is for nurses who want something more. This program is for those who already have their license to practice as a registered nurse. Whether the nurse wants to progress in a current work environment, move to a different career opportunity, or prepare a foundation required to enter graduate study in a specialty area of nursing, the program will help them achieve their dreams
The Bachelor Degree in Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) through Spring 2024. http://www.acenursing.org/ address: 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326; by phone at 404-975-5000; or by fax at 404-975-5020.
Admission RequirementsBSN Pre-Licensure
- Maintain a GPA of 2.8 in the required academic core courses.
- Earn a minimum grade of "C" in English, Math and Science courses.
- Successfully complete the HESI A2 exam. BSN applicants must make 80% or higher in each of the 5 sections. The test can be taken twice in a 2 year period with a minimum of 30 days between testing. If you take the HESI a second time to achieve admission criteria, the committee looks at the second score only.
- Must have an overall GPA of 2.8 and submit a program application before the posted deadline.
- Science courses older than 5 years will be reviewed by the School of Nursing and may need to be retaken.
- Transfer students must be admitted to CCGA before applying to the BSN program.
The College of Coastal Georgia also offers an Associate of Science in Nursing degree.
The application process for Fall 2018 will open November 1, 2017. The Priority admission deadline is February 15, 2018. If we have any seats available after that date we will continue to accept applications.
We have a notary public in the nursing office (HS216) if you would like to get your application notarized free of charge.
Pre-licensure BSN and RN to BSN Application Packets
Important! All required materials must be submitted as a complete packet.
- BSN Application Packet
- HESI A2 Evolve Reach Admission Assessment- HESI test dates at CCGA for April 2018: April 18th, 19th, 20th, and 30th. (check in time 9:45)
- Instructions to schedule a HESI A2 test
- Prelicensure BSN Worksheet
- Qualified individuals with a disability please review the Core Performance Standards
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
- RN to BSN Worksheet
For more informationKaren Culwell, BSN
Nursing Program Assistant
Southeast Georgia Health System
Distinguished Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences