Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Nursing is a profession that is rewarding and challenging. Using research and evidence-based practice, nurses organize and supervise care and provide education and support for individuals and their families. 

Augusta University’s (Augusta University) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program builds on the foundation of concepts learned in the humanities, natural, and behavioral sciences. 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. The BSN graduate will be prepared to provide safe, effective care to individuals across the lifespan at various stages of wellness and illness. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council of Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) offered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

The BSN program is fully approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

NursingCAS Application opens August 24, 2020 – This is the Fall Entry Traditional BSN.


Fall Entry: February 15 – Augusta (Main) Campus or Athens Campus
Complete application includes:

  • NursingCAS application including essays, ZeeMee recording and application fee
  • All Official College Transcript received by NursingCAS. Effective for the 2020-21 application cycle, Overall GPA is 3.0 or higher is required at point of application.
  • 2 references electronically received by NursingCAS
  • TEAS scores sent electronically to the Office of Academic Admissions (if exam was not taken at the Augusta University testing center). Minimum total score of 75 or higher is required.
  • All transfer students need to complete the Augusta University Nursing Supplemental application. Complete the supplemental application after the NursingCAS application is completed. Current enrolled degree-seeing undergraduate students do not need to submit the supplemental application.

NOTE: Applications deferred to the next year are subject to all admission requirements in effect for the semester to which they are deferred.

NOTE: All required application materials and documents must be received in order for an application to be considered complete and before an admission decision can be made. Applications and supporting materials received after the program deadline will only be considered on a space-available basis.

NOTE: Early submission of all application materials is strongly advised. The College of Nursing reserves the right to admit a percentage of competitive applicants before the published deadline.

NOTE: You may still have courses in progress when you apply. However, 30 credits of core must be completed and you must have 3 of 8 courses from combined prerequisite core areas D and F completed at the time of application. All prerequisites must be complete and passed with a "C" or higher by before you may begin the BSN Major upper division curriculum.

FALL 2021 ENTRY - A preference will be given for applicants with core complete by the end of Spring 2021 semester. Applicants competing core courses during Summer term may apply and be considered on a case-by-case basis.

See catalog for BSN core curriculum prerequisites. 
Applicants must also complete before entering the BSN Program: all US & GA History and American Government requirements and the wellness requirements. Exemption to wellness exists only for those 2nd degree applicants or those transferring in 60 or more core semester hours.



Campus: Main-Augusta and Athens

Individuals may apply for admission to the main campus in Augusta or the satellite campus in Athens. The Augusta University main Augusta campus offers the entire 4 year (124 credit) BSN program of study. 

The College of Nursing at Athens (CONAT) campus offers the last 4 semesters (60 credits) of the Bachelor of Science Degree, and the Master of Science in Nursing – Clinical Nurse Leader. CONAT does not offer any core courses to be used for the BSN or any other undergraduate degree.

This BSN upper-division application is only for current Augusta University students or transfer students who will have completed the 60 credit core curriculum by the end of 2020-2021 academic year. The application is offered through a centralized application service, Nursing CAS.

New freshman or transfer students with less than 60 credits of core curriculum by the end of 2020-2021 academic year will need to apply as a Pre-Nursing major for the main campus through the Augusta University application.

Freshmen or transfer students who need to take core courses at Augusta University.

Program Delivery: Traditional/On-Campus full-time


Complete Online Nursing CAS Application

Application Fee: $55 for all applicants; plus an additional $45 fee and Augusta University supplemental application required for transfer students who are not currently Augusta University enrolled, degree-seeking students

GPA: A minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is required. The average GPA for each incoming class is 3.5. This does not guarantee admission, but ensures that the applicant's file will be reviewed, provided all other admission criteria are met. The overall GPA is calculated on all attempted academic courses and on completion of the required core . Multiple attempts of courses are all calculated in the GPA.*Please note that Augusta University does not use a plus/minus grading system. For the admissions process, applicants' GPAs are re-calculated to align with the grading system at Augusta University. 

Official Transcripts:  Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended. Only in the case of transcripts from international colleges/universities will an official course-by-course transcript evaluation be accepted in lieu of an official transcript. Official transcripts should be sent to Nursing CAS. To remain official, all transcripts must remain in the original, unopened, sealed and stamped/signed envelope from the Registrar's Office of the issuing institution. Transcripts received that are “Issued to Student” will not be accepted by NursingCAS.

Send Transcripts to:
NursingCAS Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9201
Watertown, MA 02471

Transcript/Credential Evaluation of Foreign Transcripts: An official, professional course-by-course evaluation based on official transcripts and documents is required for all foreign educational transcripts and documents from one of the following three credentials evaluation services: Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE). Silny and WES are recommended. Official transcript evaluations based on unofficial transcripts, documents or copies will not fulfill this requirement.

References:  Recommendations from two individuals are required. Nursing applicants must use two (2) college instructors (Teaching Assistant is accepted) OR one (1) college instructor and (1) one workplace supervisor. One (1) college athletic coach may be used. Reference must have known applicant for at least three (3) months. Do not use family/personal friends, clergy or healthcare provider for references. Undergraduate reference forms and letters must be submitted online only. Applicants list names and provide contact information for two individuals as references during the on line application process. Each reference writer will receive an email directing them to complete the online reference form. The completed reference form will then be forwarded to the Augusta University College of Nursing via the online application system, Nursing CAS. Please note: Reference forms will be sent electronically to your selected individuals once your application has been submitted to Nursing CAS. Please be sure to allow enough time for reference forms to be sent AND returned. Applications submitted the last week of the application deadline may not allow enough time for this process.

Standardized Tests:

  • TEAS: Successful completion of the TEST of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS for Nursing) exam within the last two years of application date. TEAS scores before August 1, 2018 will not be accepted.
    • Minimum score: at or above 75 (Adjusted Individual Total Score)
      • Official scores must be received directly from ATI BEFORE THE APPLICATION DEADLINE to be considered. Information and study guide are available at Applicants can take the test at a variety of locations, including the testing center at Augusta University, Summerville Campus. . If applicant takes TEAS at Augusta University, the scores are sent to Augusta University Office of Academic Admissions and the BSN Program Office within 7 days. If you test at a non-Augusta University location, please order an official score report from ATI Testing, Inc to be sent to: Augusta University – Augusta. ATI will submit the score electronically to Augusta University
  • TOEFL Exam Scores: Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test scores are required for applicants whose first language is not English.
    • Minimum score: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based or 79 internet-based.
    • The institution code for submission of TOEFL scores to Augusta University is 5406. Please do not select a department code.
    • Exemption from the TOEFL requirement is allowed for undergraduate students who:
      • Complete courses equivalent to English Composition I and II at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university and earn at least a 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) on the two courses, with neither grade below a "C"
      • Submit a score of at least 430 on the Verbal portion of the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT-I)
      • Take and pass both the Reading and Essay portions of the University System of Georgia’s Regents Exam
      • Submit proof of earning a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university at which English is the language of instruction

Proof of Lawful Presence: In accordance with Board of Regents Policy 4.1.6, all applicants for admission to Augusta University are required to provide validation of lawful presence in the United States. Acceptance to the Augusta University is conditional until lawful presence is verified. ALL applicants who are U.S. Citizens must submit documentation that verifies his/her lawful presence in the United States at time of application to

NOTE: While every effort is made to maintain this information as current, it may be subject to change. Please check with Augusta University's Office of Academic Admission for recent updates.


Prior to matriculation into the nursing program, students must complete the required core curriculum. A minimum of three (3) courses from the 8 courses in Areas D and F must be completed at the point of application.

NOTE: All accepted BSN program students must complete the Wellness and P.E., requirements as well as the US and GA History and Constitution legislative requirements before entering the last four semesters of the BSN major curriculum. See catalog for details: Current 2021 catalog legislative requirements

Core Curriculum Requirements

BSN core listing 2020-2021

Essay Questions: Two essay questions are required for the 2021 NursingCAS application.

Each response will be limited to 300 words or less. It will be evaluated for language and style, grammar and spelling, and logical flow of thought. Please address the following:

  • What is a pressing health care concern and how do you envision it personally playing a role in improving the public's health?
  • Explain the academic challenges, obstacles or successes in your life that impacted your ability to achieve your goals.

ZeeMee Personal statement: (add link within the nursing application) In addition to the application essay requirement, all BSN applicants will need to post a 30 second video statement reflecting their commitment to the nursing profession. The recording link will be entered on their Nursing CAS application through ZEEMEE. Introducing ZeeMee:  In an effort to get-to-know our applicants, we have partnered with ZeeMee, a free service that helps students bring their application to life. As part of a holistic review, we are committed to learning about the person behind the application. Sign up at There are other features and questions that ZeeMee has available, but our College of Nursing admissions committee will only view the nursing profession statement recording.

NOTE: If offered admission to the BSN program, a criminal background check/investigation and urine drug screens are required. State examining and licensing boards have the right to refuse to grant a license based on falsification of information, convictions, or other violations.

NOTE: Applicants formerly enrolled in a nursing program: You may apply, and must submit a letter from the dean/director of your former program. If you earned less than a "C" in two or more nursing courses, you will not be considered for admission. If accepted to the program, you will not be given transfer credit for prior nursing courses, only transfer core courses.

NOTE: To qualify for admission to, retention in, and graduation from academic nursing programs in the College of Nursing, applicants must have the abilities and skills to meet the essential functions for safe nursing practice: observation; communication; motor; conceptual, integrative and quantitative; and behavioral and social. Student Policies

NOTE: Accepted applicants must be at least 18 by the first class day of the BSN or ABSN program. 

CPR requirement: Submission of a valid American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR for Health Care Provider Card is required after acceptance into the BSN program. CPR proof is not required at the point of application. It is recommended that you obtain this training between May and July so it will be valid the entire two years that you are enrolled in the BSN major coursework.

Nurse Shadowing is highly recommended. There is not a minimum number of shadowing hours required. You will have the opportunity to share what healthcare experience and other leadership experience that you have on the Nursing CAS application.


Applications, official transcripts and references are submitted via NursingCAS. See Augusta University NursingCAS Webpage for additional details.

Completed applications will be transferred from Nursing CAS to Augusta University’s College of Nursing and Office of Academic Admissions (OAA) for processing into the Augusta University electronic applicant database system.  Programs will have access to applicant’s files and documents only after OAA has officially processed them into the Augusta University electronic applicant database system. 

Official college transcripts for nursing program applications are submitted to Nursing CAS:

NursingCAS Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9201
Watertown, MA 02471

Official TEAS Scores must be submitted to Augusta University – Augusta electronically from ATI Testing, Inc. or mailed to:

Augusta University
The Office of Academic Admissions  
1120 15th Street, Benet House
Augusta, GA 30912  

Applicants can monitor NursinCAS receipt and processing of their application and application documents by logging in to the NursingCAS portal 

The program/academic college for which you are applying will review your application and supporting documents. Taken together, the whole of your application should demonstrate substantial preparation for study in the field for which you are seeking admittance.

Upon evaluation the program/academic college will determine an official decision for your admittance. Official notice of your admission can only come via notification from Augusta University’s Office of Academic Admission.

Upon acceptance, please submit your Admissions Acceptance Contract and official final transcripts, if necessary to the address below or electronically to

Augusta University

The Office of Academic Admissions  

1120 15th Street, Benet House

Augusta, Georgia 30912 

Immunizations must be submitted to Student Health prior to enrollment but after acceptance. Make sure that you submit the correct form for College of Nursing new students

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