FAQs for BS in Nursing
Where do I get an application for the nursing program?
Applications are available online during specific times of the year.
How will I know that I have been accepted to the nursing
You can expect written notification of your acceptance within 6 to 8
weeks of the application deadline.
What is the difference between the Fall semester and
Spring semester program?
Students enrolled in both cohorts follow the same program of study,
enrolling in 15 hours for 4 semesters. Click http://www.gcsu.edu/nursing/bs/programsofstudy.htm to review the
full-time program of study.
How many students do you admit to the nursing program?
Generally we accept about 56 students for the fall class and
56 students for the spring class.
Is the acceptance process competitive?
Yes, the acceptance process is competitive.
What can I do to improve my chances of being accepted?
There are several things that you can do:
- Keep your grade point average (GPA) up as high as possible.
- Make sure that you have your letter of acceptance to the university before you submit your application to the nursing program. It is strongly suggested that you apply to the university by December 6 of the year before you submit your application.
- Make sure that your nursing application is complete before you submit it (Suggestion - have someone else check it for you).
- Make sure that you have submitted your application by the deadline (Suggestion - the earlier the better).
- See your GC pre-nursing advisor.
Is there anything that I have to do after I get my letter of
acceptance to the nursing program?
- Read the acceptance letter carefully and completely.
- Follow all of the directions specified in the acceptance.
- Sign and return the offer of acceptance form by the stated deadline.
Is there a waiting list for acceptance into the nursing program?
If there are more qualified applicants than there are openings
available in the class there may be a waiting list.
If I missed the deadline for applying, can I submit an
Late applications CANNOT be accepted. Make sure that you
submit your application on time.
If I am not accepted to the nursing program, do I need
to reapply for the next class/year?
Yes! You need to complete another application and submit it by
the next deadline. (Suggestion - make a copy of your application
for your personal files before submitting it.)
I have read all of the FAQs, but I still have questions.
Who should I contact for answers?
Contact Dr. Sallie Coke, RN, MSN, Assistant Professor,
Undergraduate Admissions Coordinator.
FAQs for Transfer Students
How will I know if my core credits will transfer?
Once you are admitted to Georgia College, you will receive information in the mail about how your credits transfer. Click here to view the core courses required for a nursing major at Georgia College.
How will I know if a course I am currently taking will transfer?
You can check to see if courses will transfer to Georgia College by going to PAWS at http://paws.gcsu.edu/ and following these instructions:
- Click on "Click here to get to PAWS."
- Click on "Admission Information & Application Status."
- Then click on
(Transfer Articulation Information Locator)
- Use the drop down menu to answer the questions:
- What state are you transferring from?
- What school are you transferring from?
- Which report would you like to see?
- Click on the "I understand" button to get the report.
Will I need any other courses besides those in Areas A through E?
Yes, you will need the courses specific to the major in nursing found
in Area F (see GPA calculation form). Also, MATH 2600 (Probability & Statistics) is required for admission into the nursing program. A grade of C or higher must be attained.
If I already have a degree, will all of my courses transfer?
You will still have to fulfill the requirements for the nursing core.
Once you are admitted to Georgia College, you will receive
information in the mail about how your credits transfer. The
following are the general guidelines that we use:
If you have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accepted
college or university:
- Your core (Areas A through E) is considered complete.
- We accept a maximum number of 80 semester hours of college credit.
- You will still need to complete all of the courses in Area F - Major Support courses.
If you have a transferable* associates degree from a regionally
- Your core (Areas A through E) is considered complete
- You will still need to complete all of the courses in Area F -
Major Support courses
Are there any other requirements?
Yes, you will need to have your SAT or ACT scores on file with
the Registrar's Office by the deadline on the nursing application.
You will must have a Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
score on file with the Georgia College Testing Center by the
deadline on the application. In addition, you will need to complete
the Legislative Requirements (US & GA History and US & GA
Constitution) before entering the BSN cohort.
What if I have been unsuccessful in a nursing program in the past?
If you have been unsuccessful in a nursing program in the past,
you will need to have your former nursing program director send
the Georgia College & State University College of Health Sciences
Admission and Progression Committee a formal letter (on their
letterhead) concerning your academic status in that program.
Will I have a nursing advisor?
Yes, you will be assigned a nursing advisor after you have
accepted to Georgia College if your major is pre-nursing. Your
advisor's name will be listed on the TransGuide in PAWS.
*A transferable degree combines general education with specialized or technical training as prerequisite for additional education, such as a bachelor's degree. A college transfer program provides a transferable degree. Examples of transferable degrees include an Associate in Science (A.S.) or an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degrees.
School of Nursing
College of Health Sciences
Campus Box 63
Milledgeville, GA 31061