ENTRY TERM: Fall 2022
APPLICATION OPENS: August 12, 2021
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 15, 2022

Application Fees (non-refundable): 

Nursing CAS:  $75

AU Supplemental Application:  $25

Please submit your 
NursingCAS application first. Once your application has been verified by NursingCAS, you will be notified from AU’s Office of Academic Admissions to set up your AU applicant portal to submit your Supplemental Application and pay the Supplemental Fee. 
 


Early submission of all application materials is strongly advised.


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.

 

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Form I-20 for F-1 student status or Form DS-2019 for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status cannot be issued by Augusta University for enrollment in this hybrid program per U.S. immigration regulations. Questions? Please email International & Postdoctoral Services Office at ipso@augusta.edu

NursingCAS Application

NursingCAS Application Status Check

AU Supplemental Application

 

Questions?
Contact Us 

Julie Zadinsky, PhD, RN
Program Director
 jzadinsky@augusta.edu

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Program Overview

Admission Requirements

A minimum overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of a 3.0 a 4.0 scale and a minimum overall graduate GPA of a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.

Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) from an accredited program and an accredited college or university. A Master’s degree or higher with a major in nursing (MSN, MN, DNP) alone may fulfill the minimum degree requirement, which will be determined on a case by case basis. To satisfy degree requirements, evaluation of foreign educational transcripts must show degree(s) earned that are the U.S. equivalency of degree(s) required by the program. 

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 NursingCAS. 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. Alternatively, NursingCAS will accept official electronic transcripts from the registrar's office at your prior institution. Electronic transcripts should be directed to nursingcasinfo@nursingcas.org 


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), and 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.

As part of the online NursingCAS application process, applicants provide the names and current email addresses for three individuals they have asked to serve as their referees. Referees should be individuals qualified to critically assess the applicant's prior academic work (usually college professors); employment; and artistic, research and/or clinical experience and qualifications (clinical or research supervisor/manager) as well as the applicant's potential as a graduate student in the field/program selected. Once the online application is submitted, each referee will receive an email notification directing them to the online site where they can complete the reference form and submit their letter of recommendation.

None are required for this program. 

English proficiency exam scores are required for applicants whose first language is not English. Augusta University will accept official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Test (IELTS) exam scores. Official exam scores must be taken within 2 years of the date of application. The Augusta University institution code for submission of TOEFL or IELTS scores is 5406. Please do not select a department code.

TOEFL Minimum Overall Score: 79 internet based or 213 computer based
IELTS Minimum Overall Band Score: 6.5

An English proficiency exam is not required for graduate applicants who submit proof of earning a Baccalaureate, Master’s or Doctoral degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college/university.

Please visit the International Student webpage for more information.



Program Specific Requirements and Information

Applicants must have completed a 3 credit hour undergraduate or graduate statistics or biostatistics course with a grade of "B" or higher. 

Including date of most recent revision. This item is uploaded directly onto NursingCAS.  

Included within the application, applicants must submit a written component that addresses the following: (this item is required and to be submitted within NursingCAS Application).

  1. Why you want to complete a PhD program.
  2. The specific goals you want to accomplish while in the PhD program.
  3. The area of research that you want to study for your dissertation as well as your previous education and experience related to this research area.
  4. Your rationale for wanting to attend specifically the nursing PhD program at Augusta University.

Submission of an original paper reflecting research ability. This may be a research paper or another type of scholarly paper that demonstrates critical thinking abilities. This item is uploaded onto NURSING CAS.

Nurse applicants must currently hold an unrestricted RN license and be eligible for an unrestricted RN license in the state of Georgia. Other applicants will be considered on a case by case basis. 

Interviews are by invitation only. Applicants will be selected for an interview based on an initial review of submitted application materials. Selected applicants will be notified directly by the program. 

Additional Information

Once all official transcripts and/or transcript evaluations have been received by the Office of Academic Admissions, overall undergraduate and/or graduate GPA's will be calculated on all work attempted in which letter grades were awarded by using the Georgia Board of Regent's standards for GPA calculations.  The AU calculation of overall GPA's will be used to determine if the minimum GPA requirements of your program are met.  Meeting minimum GPA requirements is not an indication of acceptance into the program.

The program/academic college for which you are applying will review your application and supporting documents. Interviews will be scheduled and considered, as applicable to individual programs. Taken together, the whole of your application should demonstrate substantial preparation for graduate study in the field for which you are seeking admittance. 

Upon recommendation of the program/academic college, The Graduate School will review your credentials and applicant profile and make a formal, official decision for your admittance. Official notice of your admission can only come from the Dean of The Graduate School via notification from Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions.

A clear or expunged criminal background record. Per the Augusta University Criminal Background Check Policy (Policy 4.1.7), final admission and enrollment for graduate nursing, clinical psychology, allied health in nutrition and education programs are conditional on the completion of a criminal background check with results deemed acceptable to the applicable college/program’s professional standards. Failure to complete the required background check, provide information necessary to conduct the background check, or provide false or misleading information, may disqualify applicants from final admission and matriculation into the program and University. Instructions for completing criminal background checks will be provided to applicants upon acceptance into these programs. For further information on the policy including the policy statement, reason for the policy, authorization process, process/procedures, and review process, please refer to the Applicant Criminal Background Check Policy. Additional Link: Summary of Rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act

According to Policy 4.3.4 of the University System of Georgia, any student requesting to pay at the in-state tuition rate will be required to provide verification of their lawful presence in the United States in order to be classified as an in-state student or awarded an out-of-state tuition waiver.

The Office of Disability Services provides a variety of services and accommodations to meet the needs of disability related concerns in accordance with the Americans with Disability Act – Amended Act (2008), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Board of Regents' policies. Accommodations for students with disabilities are made on an Individual basis. For more information, please email or visit the Testing & Disability Services website.

 

While every effort is made to maintain this information as current, it may be subject to change. Please check with The Graduate School for recent updates.

Substitutions and/or waivers of minimum requirements must first be supported and approved at the program level and then formally approved by the Dean of The Graduate School.

Applications deferred to another semester are subject to all admission requirements and program requirements in effect for the semester to which they are deferred.