Yes, the College of Nursing offers tours and information sessions on the Augusta-Health Sciences and the Athens (CONAT) campuses.
You may apply to Augusta University as a Pre-Nursing concentration to attend as a Freshman. Typically, Students will later apply for acceptance into the BSN major sometime in their Sophomore year.
New freshman applicants may also apply for the Nursing Scholars Program. Nursing Scholars maintaining certain GPA and standardized test score requirements will be guaranteed entry into the BSN major the fall of their Junior year.
Pre-Nursing students may not become BSN Majors until they finish their prerequisite core courses. Augusta University Pre-Nursing students will complete the application for acceptance to the BSN Major during their Sophomore year in anticipation of entering Fall Semester junior year. Those who complete prerequisite courses at another accredited college or university may also apply for admission the BSN Major as a transfer student. For questions about classes transferring, please check the Transfer Equivalency Guide.
Students must be minimum of age 18 at the time of matriculation (by the first class day) into the BSN program.
The Application Fee for the NursingCAS Application is $60. All applicants who are NOT currently enrolled degree-seeking students at Augusta University will also need to complete an Augusta University supplemental application and pay an additional $25.
NursingCAS has application fee waivers for qualified applicants demonstrating financial need or have participated in an eligible service-based organization. Visit the NursingCAS Application Fees and Fee Waivers website for more information and to apply.
Fall 2024 entry - February 15, 2024
Early application submission is strongly encouraged. Documents received after the deadline will be considered only on a space-available basis.
The minimum GPA requirement is a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Fall 2024 applicants are highly encouraged to submit a complete application and submit all supporting documents as soon as possible. The BSN Program reserves the right to begin accepting competitive applicants before the published application deadline.
Current applicants with courses in progress Fall 2023 must submit the college transcript to NursingCAS at point of application and when the fall semester grades are posted. Early applicants with NursingCAS Verified status will use the Academic Update process to update GPA after Fall 2023 transcripts are available.
Yes. The GPA requirement is a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
There are now two shorter essay questions on the application.
Yes. Accepted applicants must be a minimum of age 18 on the first day of class. BSN program begins after completion of pre-nursing college prerequisites.
In addition to the application essay requirement, all BSN applicants will need to post a 25 second video statement reflecting their commitment to the nursing profession. The recording link will be entered on their NursingCAS application through ZeeMee.
ZeeMee is 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 ZeeMee.com or load the ZeeMee app. Choose the question, "What's on your mind" Record comments related to your commitment to the nursing profession.
Choose the question, "What's on your mind" and record comments related to your commitment to the nursing profession. The College of Nursing only requires the applicant to provide a 25 second video statement reflecting on their commitment to the nursing profession. That is the only ZeeMee video that will be reviewed. There are other features and questions that ZeeMee has available, but our College of Nursing admissions committee will only view the nursing profession recording.
No, the transcripts, TEAS scores, and 2 references can be sent after you apply as long as they arrive well before the deadline. NursingCAS takes several weeks to process received transcripts during the peak months of December and January. It is highly recommended that you complete the application no later than 5 weeks before the deadline. It is your responsibility to regularly check the status of your application with NursingCAS. Early submission before the published deadline is strongly encouraged.
The BSN program admits a new cohort beginning in the fall semester only. However, new students can be admitted Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters to complete nursing core prerequisites.
You can check your Augusta University application status here.
You can check your NursingCAS application status here.
That differs each year, and depends on resource availability (i.e.: clinical placements, faculty, etc.).
Recent Athens campus cohorts contained 40-48 students. Recent Augusta campus cohorts contained 128-146 students.
Transfer students will apply to the nursing program through NursingCAS first, then will be directed to complete the Augusta University supplemental application. NursingCAS BSN application fee is $60. Transfer student supplemental application fee is an additional $25.
Yes. You have to complete the NursingCAS application, submit all your college transcripts to NursingCAS and pay the $60 application fee.
Yes. All BSN applicants must submit official transcripts to NursingCAS from Augusta University and all previously attended colleges.
Please send official college transcripts to NursingCAS - P.O. Box 9201, Watertown, MA 02471. Current Augusta University students and transfer applicants must send transcripts to NursingCAS. NursingCAS also lists directions on how to submit your official college transcripts electronically.
Recommendations from two individuals are required. 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.
Applicants will provide names and contact information for references in NursingCAS. Reference forms will be sent electronically to your selected individuals once your application has been submitted to NursingCAS. 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. The completed reference form submitted in NursingCAS will be forwarded to College of Nursing.
Yes, there are two essay questions on the application. Your responses should reflect your own writing ability. It will be evaluated for answering both questions thoroughly and completely, with logical flow of thought, language and style, grammar and spelling, and adhering to the 300 word limit for each essay. The essay is a component of the NursingCAS application for admission. The questions are:
The ATI TEAS, the Test of Essential Academic Skills, is administered through ATI Testing. Click on "register for TEAS" and follow the directions to set up a username and password. TEAS is offered several times per year at the Testing Center in Galloway Hall on the Summerville Campus of Augusta University. We will also accept TEAS taken at other colleges or official testing centers.
If TEAS is taken at the Augusta University testing center in Augusta, scores will automatically be sent to the Office of Academic Admissions and the BSN Program Manager within 7 days of test date. If you take TEAS at other college/testing center, please go to ATI Testing, Inc website and order your scores to be sent to Augusta University-Augusta.
ATI Testing, Inc charges a fee to send official score reports.
Traditional sophomores: Plan to take TEAS after completing the Human Anatomy and Physiology course in college. If you are taking A&P I the semester you apply for BSN, try to take TEAS after mid-term.
ATI TEAS for Nursing must be taken within 2 years of the current NursingCAS application cycle. For 2024 applicants ATI TEAS for Nursing must have been taken between August 1, 2021 and February 15, 2024.
The total score must be at or above 75.0 to apply. Augusta University does not round TEAS scores. Refer to the ATI website for scoring norms.
The Office of Academic Admissions must receive it directly from ATI Testing Inc. or the Augusta University testing center. If you wish, you may type your scores in the standardized test area of NursingCAS but these scores will be unofficial.
No, these are not required for the junior transfer student or current Pre-Nursing majors that are applying to the BSN program. If you are a high school senior, see the Academic Admissions page for Freshman Admissions Requirements.
No. 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 before you may begin the BSN Major upper division curriculum.
FALL 2024 ENTRY - A preference will be given for applicants with core complete by the end of Spring 2024 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 exits only for those 2nd degree applicants or those transferring in 60 or more core semester hours.
Yes. You must fulfill these requirements in US and GA History and US and GA Constitution prior to starting the BSN curriculum.
You may apply under certain conditions 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. Any student transferring to Augusta University from another nursing program will not be given transfer credit for prior nursing courses, only up to 60 hours of core curriculum.
Visit Student Health Services. Do not send/upload immunization information to Student Health Services until after you have received your acceptance letter. Please allow sufficient time for processing and uploading documents. The PPD (or TB skin test) should be taken within 90 days of the first day of the BSN program semester.
PPD is a type of Tuberculosis Testing placed on the skin.
The PPD (or TB skin test) should be taken within 90 days of the first day of the BSN program semester. This requirement will be repeated each year you are enrolled.
A new Flu Vaccine is required for each year's flu season. Deadline to obtain vaccine is typically October but can be earlier based upon where students are placed for clinical. This requirement will be repeated each year you are enrolled.
IF admitted to the nursing program, you will be required to complete a criminal background check and submit a urine sample for a 12-panel drug screen. The background check is usually done in the months of April or May. Urine drug screen is submitted sometime prior to the entry term to which you are admitted.
Augusta University faculty and staff do not receive results, and this information will be accessed by the Dean of Student Affairs and our clinical partners. Any clinical partner has the right to refuse students' admittance to its site after review of results.
If faculty are unable to place you, you will be unable to complete clinical requirements; therefore, dismissed from the program. You will be provided with additional information after signing your contract and submitting your deposit. The cost of the background check and drug screen will be incurred by the student.
If you are accepted into the BSN program, a transfer evaluation will be sent to you that lists the courses that Augusta University will take as transfer credits. If you wish to map out your core before you apply to Augusta University, please check the Transfer Equivalency Guide to see if your college course has a direct Augusta University catalog equivalent.
The guide only lists the courses evaluated by past applicants so it will not have all courses from other colleges listed on the guide. If coming from a college where not many courses have been previously evaluated, you will want to apply as a pre-nursing student well in advance so these transcripts may be evaluated. Email email@example.com if you have additional questions.
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