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Nursing (B.S.)

Pre-Licensure BSN Program

The curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree combines nursing and general education courses.

In addition to the general policies for the nursing program explained above, the following policies apply to the BSN program:

Admission and Progression: BSN Program

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

  1. (a) be fully admitted to the University according to current catalog guidelines in good academic standing and must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and a minimum GPA of 3.0 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 3.0 and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all nursing core courses and the courses required for the nursing program.

    AND

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

    AND

    (d) 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. Students who have completed BIOL 1114K, BIOL 1124K, BIOL 1134K, ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, PSYC 1101, PSYC 2103, and MATH courses must attain a grade of at least a “C” in each course.
  3. Students are required to complete all of the general education courses, Middle Georgia State University technology and oral competency requirements, and the legislative requirements prior to entering the nursing sequence.
  4. 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.
  5. A student who has withdrawn with a (W), a (WF) or failed with a (D or F) in any two (2) nursing courses in any nursing program will not be eligible for re-entry or admission in the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.
  6. 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 and admission is not guaranteed.

    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
  7. If the cumulative academic GPA in required nursing courses falls below 3.0 subsequent to their acceptance but prior to the first day of nursing class, students will be denied admission to the program.
  8. Applicants who are accepted for admission into the nursing program but do not enter the nursing class must reapply for admission.
  9. 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.
  10. 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 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Pre Licensure)

Core Curriculum (Credit: 42 hours)

Area A: Essential Skills (Credit: 9 hours)

ENGL 1101English Composition I

3 credits

ENGL 1102English Composition II

3 credits

Area A Math Elective

3 credits

Note: Courses required for Area A must be completed within the first 30 hours.

Area B: Institutional Options (Credit: 4 hours)

Perspectives Elective

4 credits

Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts (Credit: 6 hours)

Literature Elective

3 credits

Area C Elective

3 credits

Area D: Science, Math, and Technology (Credit: 11 hours)

Lab Science Elective (Preferred CHEM 1151K; Acceptable BIOL 1001K, BIOL 2107K, CHEM 1211K or PHYS 1111K - must be lab course)

4 credits

Lab Science Elective (Preferred CHEM 1152K; Acceptable BIOL 1002K, BIOL 2108K, CHEM 1212K or PHYS 1112K - must be lab course & sequence to first science course)

4 credits

MATH 1200Elementary Statistics

3 credits

Area E: Social Sciences (Credit: 12 hours)

HIST 2111United States History to 1865

3 credits

OR

HIST 2112United States History since 1865

3 credits

 

POLS 1101American Government

3 credits

PSYC 1101Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

Area E Elective

3 credits

Area F: Lower Division Major Requirements (Credit: 18 hours)

Major Field

BIOL 1114KAnatomy and Physiology I

4 credits

BIOL 1124KAnatomy and Physiology II

4 credits

BIOL 1134KMicrobiology for Health Sciences

4 credits

PSYC 2103Introduction to Human Development

3 credits

Area F Elective Credit: 3 hours

Select from

SOCI 1101Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

SOCI 1160Introduction to Social Problems

3 credits

SOCI 2293Introduction to Marriage and Family

3 credits

Upper Division Nursing Courses Required for Pre-Licensure BSN Program (Credit: 60 hours)

NURS 3000Introduction to Professional Nursing (2-0-2)

2 credits

NURS 3005Pharmaconutrition (3-0-3)

3 credits

NURS 3010BSN Fundamental Concepts (3-9-6)

6 credits

NURS 3111Concepts of Mental Health Nursing Care (3-6-5)

5 credits

NURS 3115Concepts of Adult and Gerontological Nursing Care I (4-9-7)

7 credits

NURS 3200Physical Assessment (3-3-4)

4 credits

NURS 3330Nursing Research Methods (3-0-3)

3 credits

NURS 4000Concepts of Community Health and Transcultural Nursing Care (3-6-5)

5 credits

NURS 4116Concepts of Women's and Infant Health Care (3-3-4)

4 credits

NURS 4200Concepts of the Nurse as Leader/Manager (3-0-3)

3 credits

NURS 4210Concepts of Adult and Gerontological Nursing Care II (4-6-6)

6 credits

NURS 4211Concepts of Nursing Care of Children (3-3-4)

4 credits

NURS 4315Senior Nursing Practicum (3-15-8)

8 credits

Total Hours: 120