The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
The Augusta University Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is a blending of two well-established baccalaureate nursing programs using the best practices from both the Augusta State University and Georgia Health Sciences University BSN programs.
Noted for quality instruction and clinical experiences, the BSN program provides students the knowledge, skills, and abilities to function effectively in all areas of nursing practice. The program provides students the opportunity to apply didactic knowledge in a variety of hands-on and simulated clinical settings, and lays the groundwork for continuing one's professional education at the graduate level.
Upon successful completion of the BSN program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) offered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
Course of Study
The BSN program is an upper-division offering that requires completion of the core curriculum courses (see core courses link to right) prior to matriculation. Each August, new junior students enter the 4 semester course of study (see curriculum link to the right).
Instruction progresses from simple to complex, and the curriculum is sequentially organized using core and process concepts. The core concepts that are central to content development are the person, environment, health, and nursing. Interwoven with the core concepts are those process concepts that nursing uses to maintain and improve the health of persons in their environment.
Connecting the core and process concepts is the overarching desired outcome of quality health care that should be safe, effective, patient/client-centered, timely, efficient, equitable, and evidence-based.
BSN Program Outcomes
- Synthesize knowledge, skills, and attitudes acquired in the humanities, natural, and behavioral sciences to deliver safe, comprehensive care.
- Demonstrate values that exemplify the caring, professional nurse.
- Apply evidence-based research to improve health and reduce health disparities in a global society.
- Demonstrate interprofessional collaboration and clinical reasoning when caring for individuals, families, and communities.
- Pursue knowledge as a lifelong learner to promote professional growth.
- Demonstrate leadership, accountability, and competence as a beginning professional nurse.
Apply August 3- January 15
The NursingCAS application for BSN Fall 2016 BSN entry CLOSED on Jan. 15, 2016. However, due to recent inclement weather, TEAS scores, mailed
official transcripts, and professional references must be received by the new deadline
of Friday, Feb. 5, 2016.
For students who will have core complete before Fall 2016 entry.
(Applications will be reviewed upon completion.)
CONTACT US Admission Questions?
Please email: BSN@gru.edu
or call 706.721.4862
Deborah Smith, DNP
BSN Program Director
Sarah Thomas, BA