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Nursing (A.S.)

Admission and Progression: ASN Program

  1. Admission to the ASN nursing program is competitive. To be considered for admission to the Middle Georgia State University (MGA) nursing program, applicants must:

    (a) be fully admitted to the University according to current catalog guidelines and must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all nursing core courses and the courses required for the nursing program. An applicant cannot be a transient student.

    OR

    (b) be admitted to the University for the first time as a transfer student in "good academic standing" with a minimum overall transfer GPA of 2.5 in courses required in the nursing curriculum.

    AND

    (c) have completed any required Learning Support courses and maintain a 2.5 GPA in courses required in the nursing curriculum.

    AND

    (d) student must submit an online application to the nursing program by the deadline posted at www.mga.edu

    AND

    (e) Applicants must be fully admitted to the university by the posted nursing application deadline. All admission materials must be properly executed and submitted to the Admissions Office and Registrar including, but not limited to, official transcripts mailed directly from each institution attended.

  2. Applicants must register and take the nursing entrance test. The TEAS V Entrance Exam must be taken within 12 months prior to the closing date of the application period. TEAS scores from other test sites are accepted. The testing fee is non-refundable.
  3. Students who have completed BIOL 1114K, BIOL 1124K, BIOL 1134K, ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, MATH 1101 or more advanced MATH courses, PSYC 1101, and PSYC 2103 must attain a grade of at least a “C” in each course. Students must complete ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, MATH 1101, BIOL 1114K, and BIOL 1124K prior to admission to the ASN program.
  4. A student who has withdrawn with a (W), a (WF) or failed with a (D or F) in any two (2) nursing courses in any nursing program will not be eligible for re-entry or admission in the nursing program at MGA.
  5. Using all available data, including but not limited to the application, entrance test scores, SAT scores, high school GPA, or college academic GPA in courses required in the nursing curriculum, the Admissions, Recruitment, and Retention Committee of the Nursing Program will evaluate all applicants who meet the admission criteria. Acceptance into the Nursing Program is highly competitive. It may not be possible to admit all students who meet the minimum requirements for admission due to availability of clinical space and faculty resources. If there are more qualified applicants than positions available in a nursing class, selection for admission could include the following:
    • Percentage of courses complete
    • Academic performance in science courses
    • Patterns of withdrawal from courses/schools
    • Recorded academic misconduct and/or disruptive behavior
    • Written communication skills
    • Academic history of Ds and/or Fs
  6. If the cumulative academic GPA in required nursing courses falls below 2.5 subsequent to their acceptance but prior to the first day of nursing class, students will be denied admission to the program. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in order to progress in the program.
  7. Applicants who are accepted for admission into the nursing program but do not enter the nursing class must reapply for admission.
  8. An applicant who is not accepted to the Nursing Program may reapply or pursue another major at the University by notifying the Office of the Registrar that they wish to change majors.
  9. Students seeking re-entry into any program of Nursing (i.e. Pre-licensure BSN, ASN, RN-BSN) must be fully admitted to the University in good academic standing.
    Re-entry into any program of Nursing is not automatic and students are not guaranteed re-entry into the nursing program.
    All students must submit a letter of intent to re-enter the nursing program by the end of the semester in which the course failure or withdrawal occurred.
    A student who has withdrawn with a (WF) or failed with a (D or F) in any two (2) nursing courses in any nursing program will not be eligible for re-entry or admission in the nursing program at MGA. Students planning to return to a nursing course, in which they have received a grade of D or F, or withdrawn with a (W) or a (WF) must meet the following criteria:
    a. Submit a letter of intent.
    b. Provide evidence of current immunizations (PPD or chest x-ray, Hepatitis-B
    series, tetanus and other required immunizations per health care agencies).
    c. Provide evidence of current CPR card must be certified by the American Heart Association in Child and Adult basic life support (BCLS) for health care providers. Current professional liability insurance and health insurance, and current criminal background check and drug screen.
    d. Attend a mandatory on-campus nursing skills day (PLBSN and ASN only).
    Re-entry is granted on a space available basis.
    It may not be possible to re-admit all students who apply for readmission due to availability of clinical space and faculty resources. If there are more applicants than positions available in a nursing class, selection for readmission could include the following:
    a. Nursing courses complete
    b. Academic performance in nursing courses
    c. Recorded academic misconduct and/or disruptive behavior
    d. Written communication skills
    All applications will be reviewed by the Admission, Recruitment and Retention committee. Students requesting re-entry should contact their assigned nursing advisor with any questions or concerns.

Curriculum for Associate of Science in Nursing (A.S.N.)

Note: The Associate of Science in Nursing fulfills general education requirement for a career associate degree.

Critical Reading and Writing (Credit: 6 hours)

ENGL 1101English Composition I

3 credits

ENGL 1102English Composition II

3 credits

Natural Sciences/Mathematics Elective (Credit: 3 hours)

Choose one of the following courses:

MATH 1101Introduction to Mathematical Modeling

3 credits

MATH 1111College Algebra

3 credits

MATH 1112Plane Trigonometry

3 credits

MATH 1113Precalculus Mathematics

3 credits

MATH 1113HHonors Precalculus

3 credits

MATH 1251Calculus I

4 credits

Note: ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, and the Mathematics elective must be completed within the first 30 hours. If students choose to take a four-hour math course, then one hour of credit from this course will count in Area F where applicable.

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (Credit: 3 hours)

Choose one of the following courses:

ENGL 2111World Literature I

3 credits

ENGL 2112World Literature II

3 credits

ENGL 2121British Literature I

3 credits

ENGL 2122British Literature II

3 credits

ENGL 2131American Literature I

3 credits

ENGL 2132American Literature II

3 credits

ENGL 2141African American Literature I

3 credits

ENGL 2142African American Literature II

3 credits

Social/Behavioral Sciences (Credit: 9 hours)

HIST 2111United States History to 1865

3 credits

OR

HIST 2112United States History since 1865

3 credits

OR

POLS 1101American Government

3 credits

AND

PSYC 1101Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

 

PSYC 2103Introduction to Human Development

3 credits

Note: Students must satisfy the U.S. and Georgia history requirement with either the U.S and Georgia History Exam or HIST 2111 or 2112. Students must satisfy the U.S. and Georgia constitution requirement with either the U.S. and Georgia Constitution Exam or POLS 1101.

Major Field Courses (Credit: 46 hours)

BIOL 1114KAnatomy and Physiology I

4 credits

BIOL 1124KAnatomy and Physiology II

4 credits

BIOL 1134KMicrobiology for Health Sciences

4 credits

NURS 1000Foundations of Nursing Practice (4-9-7)

7 credits

NURS 1500Adult and Gerontological Nursing Practice I (4-6-6)

6 credits

NURS 1510Behavioral Health Nursing across the Lifespan (2-3-3)

3 credits

NURS 2000Adult & Gerontological Nursing Practice II (4-6-6)

6 credits

NURS 2010Maternal, Newborn & Child Nursing Practice (3-3-4)

4 credits

NURS 2500Adult and Gerontological Nursing Practice III (3-15-8)

8 credits

Total Hours: 67