Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN Bridge)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN Bridge)

The East Georgia State College (EGSC) RN-BSN Bridge Program entails a total of 120 credit hours (including 60 core credit requirements hours, 30 credit hours for transferred nursing courses, and 30 credit hours for nursing courses taken at EGSC). As reflected in the Georgia RN-BSN Articulation Model, the 30 hours of transferred nursing credit will be held in escrow until students successfully complete 6.67 hours in the RN-BSN Bridge program. Successful completion of these 120 credit hours will make the RN-BSN Bridge Program student eligible for graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from EGSC. For more information, contact the Nursing Department.

Admissions Criteria:

Students seeking admission into the RN-BSN Bridge Program must meet all admissions requirements and be accepted into East Georgia State College under regular admission status with the RN-BSN Bridge Program as the designated major. The student must complete an application for admission to EGSC and to the Nursing Department prior to the application deadline. At the time of application to the institution and to the nursing program, students must meet the criteria for full and unconditional admission to the college and satisfy all admission criteria for the RN-BSN Bridge Program for which the student seeks application. Students are admitted into the RN-BSN Bridge Program based on a competitive selection process and space availability.


Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for admission to the RN-BSN Bridge Program:

  1. Regular unrestricted admission into East Georgia State College with evaluation of transcripts.
  2. Graduation from an associate degree or diploma registered nurse program.
  3. Proof of an unrestricted registered professional nursing license that allows the student to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Georgia.
  4. Submission of EGSC admissions application by the deadline.
  5. Submission of EGSC Nursing Department application by the deadline.
  6. Applicant must provide evidence of lawful presence in the United States to qualify for in-state tuition classification. *Students who are International or are considered undocumented must submit a Lawful Presence Opt-Out form verifying that they understand they will be charged out of state tuition.
  7. Minimum 2.50 GPA (cumulative and nursing).
  8. Minimum grade of ‘C’ or higher in all pre-requisite courses.
  9. Completion of all required core courses. **NOTE: Students may petition the nursing program director for special consideration if all core courses are not completed.
  10. Courses taken at other accredited institutions may be used to satisfy pre-requisite course requirements.
  11. Pre-check® criminal background checks are required of all students accepted into the nursing program.
  12. Substance (drug) screens including random screens are required of all students accepted into the nursing program. **NOTE: All screens must be completed at designated service provider only.
  13. Students are admitted into the RN-BSN Bridge Program based on competitive selection and space availability.

Note:  The USG policy requires that students enrolled in nursing programs must have official documentation to support current Health Insurance coverage or complete a waiver if you already have your own personal Health Insurance Policy, or pay the cost of Health Insurance each semester through the EGSC Business Office.  Each student will also be required to maintain Professional Nursing Liability/Malpractice Insurance throughout enrollment in the nursing program. The Professional Nursing Liability/Malpractice Insurance is purchased independently and a copy of the official policy must be submitted to the nursing department. More information on Student Health Insurance at EGSC.

Where will you go from here?

What is the advantage of completing your bachelor’s degree? Most nursing supervisory positions depend upon successful completion of at least the BSN, and advanced licensure can also be obtained through increased levels of education, training, and experience. Nurses who complete the Master of Science in Nursing or a doctoral program may work in nursing education.


Program Curriculum

Core Areas A, B, C, D and E
Required: 42 Hours

Please see the Advisement Sheet for required curriculum.

NOTE: Nursing majors are required to take MATH 1401 in core Area D with a sequence of two, four-hour lab sciences (Biology, Chemistry or Physics.)

Area F
Required: 18 Hours
BIOL 2511 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIOL 2512 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
BIOL 2611 Microbiology 4
PSYC 2103 Human Growth and Development 3
(Choose one)
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOCI 1160 Social Problems 3
SOCI 2293 Introduction to Marriage and Family 3
Previous Associate of Science in Nursing Degree
30 hours
Required Nursing Courses
30 hours
NURS 3101 Transition into Professional Nursing 3
NURS 3102 Health Assessment 4
NURS 3103 Nursing Research: Introductory Evidence-Based Practice 3
NURS 3104 Health Promotions in Communities 5
NURS 4115 Professional Nurse as Leader/Designer/Manager/Coordinator 5
NURS 4116 Ethics in Nursing 3
NURS 4117 Current Trends, Issues & Interventions: Best Clinical Practices in Nursing 7

For questions regarding content or for further information, please contact the Nursing Department or call 478-289-2188.

Information subject to change.

Total Semester Hours: 120