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Bachelor of Science in RN-BSN Bridge Program

Bachelor of Science in RN-BSN Bridge Program

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 of lower level nursing credits and 30 upper division nursing credit hours). The EGSC RN-BSN Bridge Program requires students to have an unrestricted State of Georgia registered professional nursing license. Upon meeting criteria for admission into the RN-BSN Bridge Program, proof of a valid and unrestricted Georgia registered professional nursing license and submission of all nursing program documentation, RN-BSN students will receive the 30 credit hours of lower nursing credits that are held in escrow toward the BSN degree. The remaining 30 credit hours earned through successful completion of EGSC upper division nursing courses 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 on this program, see the Nursing Department site or contact the Nursing Department.

Admissions Criteria:

Students seeking admission into the RN-BSN program must meet all requirements and be accepted into East Georgia State College under regular admission status with RN-BSN Bridge Program as the designated major. The student must complete an application for admission to the Nursing Department prior to the application deadline. At the time of application 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 competitive selection process and space availability.

These applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for admission to the RN-BSN program:

  1. Regular unrestricted admission into East Georgia State College with evaluation of ALL transcripts by the deadline. Please submit ALL previously attended colleges/universities transcripts.
  2. Graduation from an associate degree or diploma registered nurse program.
  3. Documentation of proof of valid and unrestricted Georgia registered professional nurse licensure. 
  4. Submission of EGSC Nursing Department application by the deadline.
  5. Minimum 2.50 GPA and grade of ‘C’ or higher in all pre-requisite courses.
  6. Completion of all required core courses. **NOTE: Students may petition the nursing program director for special consideration if all core courses are not completed.
  7. Courses taken at other accredited institutions may be used to satisfy pre-requisite course requirements.
  8. Pre-check® criminal background checks are required of all students accepted into the nursing program.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

Associate of Arts / Nursing Transfer Pathway 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.

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