The Bachelor of Science in nursing is a four-year pre-licensure degree preparing students to enter the healtcare profession as a nurse generalist in a variety of health care settings and specialties. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) for entry into practice in any state. The baccalaureate program builds upon courses in the humanities, sciences, and social and behavioral studies. The program conforms to standards set by the Georgia Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326. ACEN can also be reached by phone at (404)975-5000 or on line at www.acenursing.org. The curriculum provides graduates with prerequisite courses to enter a master’s of science in nursing program. 30 Credits of upper level courses must be completed at CCGA.
Students interested in the nursing program must meet the college admissions requirements listed in the Admissions section of this catalog. The BSN program has limited enrollment and a rigorous admission process. During freshman and sophomore years, prospective applicants are require to take 60 total credit hours of the core curriculum in areas A through F (listed in this section). Interested applicants may contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences (912) 279-5860.
CCGA does not discriminate on the basis of disability. Students who would like to receive accommodations on the basis of disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Rehabilitation Act of 1973, must self-identify, must provide documentation of the disability, and must request accommodations through the College Disability Services.
Georgia Board of Nursing Information
The Georgia Board of Nursing requires criminal background checks for licensure and has the authority to refuse to grant a license to an applicant upon a finding by the board that the applicant has been convicted of any felony, crime involving moral turpitude, or crime violating a federal or state law relating to controlled substances or dangerous drugs in the courts of this state, any other state, territory, or country or in the courts of the United States, including, but not limited to a pleas of nolo contendere entered to the charge; or any licensing board or agency in Georgia or any other state denied the applicant’s license application, renewal or reinstatement; or revoked, suspended, restricted, or prohibited the applicant’s license, or requested or accepted surrender of the applicant’s license, or reprimanded, fined or disciplined the applicant. Further questions regarding these policies may be viewed on the State of Georgia web site or call (478) 207-1640. All new graduate nurses are subject to, and required to submit, a background check (required by 43-26-7-(4)). Please refer to Georgia Board of Nursing website www.sos.ga.gov/plb/rn for additional information.
The Georgia Board of Nursing requires a social security number to apply for licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Georgia.
Students must meet with a nursing advisor each semester and review the plan of study. Nursing core courses have prerequisite and co-requisite courses which must be met prior to enrollment. Classes, laboratory, and clinical experiences in the BSN program require a commitment of approximately 25-35 hours per week.
Program Admission Information and Requirements
Applicants must meet specific requirements to be considered for admission to the BSN Program. Applications must be received in the School of Nursing Office by the deadline date posted on the college website. To be considered for admission, the student must ensure that all required documents (BSN program application, official transcripts, HESI A2 results) are received in the Nursing and Health Science Office prior to the application deadline posted on the college website; however, the Progression and Admission Committee will continue to look at applications until the spaces are filled with qualified applicants. Applications will be considered based on qualifications and space availability. Letters of program status (acceptance or denial) will be mailed to all candidates. Please do not call our offices in regard to individual status as officials do not discuss this matter over the phone prior to the sending of letters. Meeting minimal admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the BSN Program.
Once accepted into the Bachelor of Science Nursing Program, students are required to:
Continuation and Progression in the BSN Program
All pre-licensure nursing students will be required to take standardized examinations as part of the course work. Students may be required to complete faculty supervised and independent remediation based on their standardized examination score.
The College requires that at least one general education course is completed in the following areas: humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, and natural science/mathematics. These courses do not specifically focus on a particular occupation or profession. Additionally, each program may offer additional general education courses that support the career major.
The USG core curriculum was developed with the goals of assuring institutional accountability for learning, incorporating learning requirements in global perspectives and critical thinking, allowing institutions some flexibility in tailoring courses to their institutional mission, while ensuring that core curriculum courses completed at one USG institution or through eCore, the USG’s designated online core curriculum, are fully transferable to another USG institution. All core curriculum requirements must be completed as part of the associate of arts, associate of science, bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degree programs. Each institution’s core curriculum shall consist of 42 semester credit hours with the minimum number of credit hours in each area shown below. (BOR Policy Manual, 3.3.1 Core Curriculum)
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