What is a CNL?
This video provides a great description of the CNL role in healthcare.
What can I expect upon graduation from this program?
Our graduates have an extremely high employment rate and are typically employed in RN roles in various healthcare settings. Graduates who take and pass the CNL Certification Exam are eligible for employment in those roles as well.
If my ultimate goal is to become a Nurse Practitioner or a Nurse Anesthetist, is this a good path for me?
I'm an LPN. Am I eligible for this program?
Yes, as long as you have a Bachelor's degree in a field other than Nursing, and meet other admissions requirements, you can be considered for the program.
I'm an RN. Am I eligible for this program?
No, the pre-licensure program prepares individuals to take the RN certification exam upon graduation.
Can I work full-time or part-time while enrolled in the CNL program?
We strongly advise that you do not work while you are enrolled in the program. As a full-time student in an accelerated program, your schedule will be very full and we cannot make any accommodations for a student's work schedule.
Would I be allowed to take additional classes outside of the program (transient status) while enrolled?
Because of the high demands of the CNL pre-licensure program, taking outside classes while enrolled is not allowed without permission from the program director and Academic & Student Affairs Administration.
What is the typical CNL student schedule like?
Our courses are offered during the day-time hours only and the majority of the classes are held in-class, on the Augusta and Athens campuses. Some courses do have online components as well. Our students are in class, lab, simulation, or clinical 4-5 days every week.
What are the technological expectations in the program?
If I do not meet the minimum undergraduate GPA, am I still eligible for admission?
How do I know if my prerequisite courses are acceptable?
Can I take the prerequisite courses at Augusta University?
Yes! You will need to complete a separate application for admission as an undergraduate non-degree seeking student. Prerequisites can also be taken at other regionally accredited colleges and universities. If you have questions about a specific course's transferability, please check the Augusta University Transfer Equivalency Guide online or send us an email.
|Prerequisite Required||AU Course Equivalent|
Human Anatomy and Physiology (8 credits)
BIOL 2111 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
|Microbiology (3 credits)
Must be completed within the last 10 years
|BIOL 2500 - Microbiology for Nursing and Allied Health|
|Chemistry with lab (4 credits)||CHEM 1151 - Survey of Chemistry I or
CHEM 1211 - Principles of Chemistry I
|Statistics (3 credits)||MATH 2210 - Elementary Statistics|
|General Psychology (3 credits)||PSYC 1101 - Introduction to General Psychology|
|Human Growth and Development - Lifespan (3 credits)||PSYC 2103 - Introduction to Human Development|
Do you accept CLEP credit for the prerequisite courses?
We currently accept CLEP credit for the General Psychology and Human Growth & Development prerequisites. For more information about CLEP testing, please review https://clep.collegeboard.org/exams and http://www.augusta.edu/tds/clep.php
I'm ready to apply! What do I need to do?
How can I make my application stand out?
I have applied for admission online. How do I know if my transcripts, recommendations, and test scores have arrived?
Please continue to check your NursingCAS applicant portal to ensure that your official transcripts and recommendation forms are received. When all transcripts are received and verified by NursingCAS, your information will be submitted to Augusta University. From there, the program manager will keep you updated throughout the admissions process via email.
I have applied for admission online. When can I expect to receive a decision?
We are reviewing applications between the months of September and April. Please be sure that you have submitted all required documents and are monitoring your email for any updates or follow-up information requests. We have a very thorough admissions process and we appreciate your patience with us.
I have been invited for an interview. How can I prepare for this?
Does Augusta University College of Nursing provide scholarship opportunities?
The Augusta University College of Nursing offers several recognition and scholarship opportunities available to nursing students. Applications open in August.
If you have any additional questions not addressed here, please send an email to CNL@augusta.edu.