2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Sep 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog

Nursing, RN to BSN Completion track, B.S.N.


The RN to BSN Completion track of the nursing program is designed to provide the educational opportunity for the RN who has an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) to complete the requirements to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN). Nurses commonly return to school to pursue a BSN to enhance their education and prepare for additional career opportunities. Because students are already RNs, the emphasis is less on clinical bedside care and more on leadership, critical thinking, collaboration, and population-level nursing care. Nurses often seek a BSN as a stepping stone to graduate school as they pursue careers as nurse practitioners, midwives, anesthetists, administrators, or educators. The RN to BSN track is individualized to each student’s career goals.

A minimum grade of C is required in all Core Curriculum  courses (Areas A-E).

Core Curriculum: Areas A-E (42 hours)


See ABAC Core Curriculum , using Area D Science option .

Required Courses for the Major: 30 hours


A minimum grade of C is required in these courses.

Articulation Hours: 30 hours


Articulation hours awarded following successful completion of NURS 3050 

  • NURS 3XXX - Georgia RN-BSN Articulation Credit Hour(s): 30

Total Hours Required for the Degree: 120 hours


Plus PHED 1100  and one PE activity course .

Notes:

  • Students should follow their advisor’s recommendations for appropriate selections in Core Curriculum  Area A1 , Area A2 , and Area D .
  • The maximum number of hours that will be awarded for credit for completion of internships is 9 credit hours.
  • When a course is authorized in multiple areas of a degree program, students completing the course to meet requirements of one area must take a different course in the subsequent area(s) to meet the requirements of the subsequent area(s) (i.e., No course can be counted multiple times in a degree program).
  • A baccalaureate degree program requires at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall. Upper division is defined as 3000- and 4000-level courses.