Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN to BSN Completion Program
Middle Georgia State University's (MGA) Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) Completion Program is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The address for the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) is 3342 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000. The purpose of the RN-BSN Completion Program is to provide Central Georgia Registered Nurses the opportunity to complete a baccalaureate nursing program. As a result, the program will provide Central Georgia health care facilities with baccalaureate-prepared nurses. Middle Georgia State University is committed to offering a flexible schedule of RN-BSN Completion courses with classes being taught via traditional classroom delivery and online.
Admission to the RN-BSN Completion Program is competitive. In order 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 in "good academic standing" 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 transfer GPA of 2.5 and minimum cumulative academic GPA of 2.5 in courses required in the nursing curriculum.
(c) student MUST submit an online application to the nursing program by the deadline posted at https://www.mga.edu/health-sciences/nursing/apply-instructions.php
(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.
Students are required to complete all Bachelor of Science Degree Nursing core requirements. Students must have graduated from an ACEN accredited Associate Degree or Diploma Nursing Program or fulfilled the Georgia RN-BSN articulation requirements. The address for the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) is 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000. http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm Students must have a current and valid unrestricted RN license to practice in the state of Georgia. Students must maintain a current and valid unrestricted RN license throughout enrollment in the nursing program. Re-entry into the RN-BSN program is not automatic and students are not guaranteed re-entry into the nursing program. 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.
A student who has withdrawn with a (W), (WF) or failed with a (D or F) in any two (2) nursing courses in the RN-BSN program may be considered for re-entry in the nursing program at MGA, should the conditions of the aforementioned W, WF, D, or F be a result of student hardship. Individual hardship circumstances must be discussed with the student’s academic advisor at the time of unsuccessful course completion. Hardship circumstances will not be considered retroactively if not disclosed at the time of unsuccessful course completion. Should the student experience additional W, WF, D, or F in any RN-BSN nursing courses, the student will not be allowed to continue in the program.
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.