The purpose of the Nursing Scholars Program is to enhance the undergraduate education of Augusta University's academically talented freshmen and sophomores with proven dedication to academic excellence and scholarship who have an interest in pursuing careers as professional registered nurses. The program's aim is to support academic excellence, active learning, and foster a culture of research and scholarship among select pre-nursing students who will matriculate into the Augusta based BSN program. The program will broaden the scope of enrichment opportunities that strengthen students individually while developing collegial leadership skills to serve in an interdisciplinary and multicultural environment. 

Eligibility Criteria

Apply for undergraduate admission to Augusta University by the Early Action deadline of November 15 (applications become available in August of your senior year in high school)

Due to uncertainty of the availability of SAT/ACT testing during the COVID-19 pandemic, Augusta University's Nursing Scholars program will employ two admissions review processes for the Fall 2021 cohort. 

Students must meet one of the following criteria as calculated by the Office of Academic Admissions:

  • A freshman index of 3000 or better 
  • A high school GPA of 3.4 or better 

In addition to other standardized scores for the Freshman Index, the GPA only includes grades earned from the following courses and units (for students who graduated from high school in 2012 or later):

  • English: 4 units
  • Mathematics: 4 units
  • Science: 4 units with labs
  • Social Science: 3 units
  • Foreign Language: 2 units of the same foreign language

Nursing Scholars Program FAQs

Nursing Scholars Program Description and Guidelines

Application Process

  • The University’s Early Action application deadline is November 15.  All qualified applicants who apply by that date will be contacted and offered a secondary application for their desired program. Secondary applications are due by January 15.
  • Submit two supportive references, who are not relatives, from a science instructor/assistant, coach or employer (at least one MUST be from a science instructor or their assistant)