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Accelerated B.S.N. Admissions

  • Application Deadline: December 15, 2017
  • Everything on the BSN Nursing Application Checklist must be completed by the application deadline of December 15, 2017

Were you previously enrolled in a nursing program?

If you were previously enrolled in a nursing program within the last five years, you must submit a petition to the School of Nursing Admissions and Progressions Committee for permission to apply to the BSN program. For the student petition, the student classification is pre-nursing. The petition type is other: Permission to Apply to the BSN program. Below is the link to the student petition form.

In addition to a student petition form, a letter of good standing is needed from the nursing school you were previously enrolled in. Please include unofficial copies of your academic transcript as well.

Admitted to Valdosta State University

Please click on the following link to apply to Valdosta State University. http://www.valdosta.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply-now.php

A student identification number will be needed as a component of the application process for the BSN program. A student identification number is provided upon applying to the University.

Nursing Core Requirements

All core classes must be completed prior to the start of the BSN program.

Students must have five out of seven sciences completed by the application deadline. The five out of seven sciences consist of the following courses:

BIOL 2651 (Anatomy and Physiology I)

BIOL 2652 (Anatomy and Physiology II)

MATH 2620 (Statistical Methods)

BIOL 2900 (Microbiology in Health and Disease)

NURS 2700 (Pathophysiology)

Students must have two out of three courses completed by the application deadline. The two out of three courses consist of the following courses:

ENGL 1101 (Composition I)

ENGL 1102 (Composition II)

PSYC 2103 (Intro to Human Development)

Courses in Area F older than 10 years at the application deadline must be retaken. The following courses are in Area F.

BIOL 2651 (Anatomy and Physiology I)

BIOL 2652 (Anatomy and Physiology II)

BIOL 2900 (Microbiology in Health and Disease)

NURS 2700 (Pathophysiology)

PSYC 2103 (Intro to Human Development)

Beginning with the Summer 2019 cohort (December 15, 2018 application deadline), classes in Area D.2.B and Area F older than five years at the application deadline must be retaken. If a course is expired (over five years old), the course can only be retaken one time. The following classes are in Areas D.2.B and F:

Math 2620: Statistical Methods

BIOL 2651: Human Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOL 2652: Human Anatomy and Physiology II

BIOL 2900: Microbiology

PSYC 2103: Introduction to Human Development

NURS 2700: Pathophysiology

Minimum of C in each math and science course in Areas D.2.B and F. Math and science courses in Areas D.2.B and F may not be repeated more than once. The courses in Area D.2.B and F are below.

BIOL 2651 (Anatomy and Physiology I)

BIOL 2652 (Anatomy and Physiology II)

BIOL 2900 (Microbiology in Health and Disease)

NURS 2700 (Pathophysiology)

PSYC 2103 (Intro to Human Development)

MATH 2620 (Statistical Methods)

University Core Curriculum Requirements for Accelerated Nursing Students

Acceptable Transfer Courses

Transcript Evaluation Options

Option 2: Send your official transcript and $45 to Mrs. Cecilia Furey (1500 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, GA 31698). However, most students chose option 1 if they are not a VSU student because if you decide to enroll at VSU, you will eventually have to apply to Valdosta State University and pay the $40 application fee.

Grade Point Average Requirements

A 2.8 overall grade point average and a 3.5 nursing certification grade point average are required for acceptance into the BSN program. The overall grade point average includes all college classes completed. The nursing certification grade point average only includes nursing core classes in Areas A-F.

Beginning with the Summer 2019 cohort (December 15, 2018 application deadline), only classes in Areas A, D.2.B, and F will be included in the nursing certification grade point average. If a course is repeated, both grades will be included in the overall grade point average and nursing grade point average.

Nursing Certification Grade Point Average Calculator

Please click here calculate your nursing certification grade point average. Please remove the link of the courses you have not completed when you calculate your nursing certification grade point average.

How Students Are Selected

Students who meet the following requirements will receive acceptance into the BSN program.

3.5 nursing grade point average

2.8 overall grade point average

75 of higher in the following HESI subject areas

– Reading Comprehension

– Vocabulary and General Knowledge

– Anatomy and Physiology

If all of the seats for the nursing program are not filled with students who meet the above requirements, the following will be used to rank the remaining applicants.

Nursing Grade Point Average 40%

Overall Grade Point Average 20%

HESI Exam Score 40%

HESI A2 Exam

Valdosta State University HESI A2 Exam Requirements

Students must earn a 75 or higher in the following areas:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary and General Knowledge
  • Grammar
  • Anatomy Physiology
  • Math

Registering for the HESI A2 Exam at Valdosta State University

To register for the HESI A2 exam, please click on the following link to register for the exam online: https://www.registerblast.com/valdosta/Exam/List If you have any trouble registering for the HESI A2 exam online, please contact the VSU Office of Testing (229-245-3878). The HESI A2 Exam costs $40. You can pay the $40 fee online when registering for the HESI A2 exam. The exam will be administered in the VSU Office of Testing located in Powell Hall East Room 1131.

The entrance exam may be repeated only ONCE in any application cycle. The HESI A2 exam scores are valid for one year.

Current Application Cycle Dates: December 16, 2016 – December 15, 2017

Next Application Cycle Dates: December 16, 2017 – December 15, 2018

Submitting HESI A2 Exam Scores.

Mandatory Applicant Information Session

Applicants must complete a mandatory applicant information session with the College of Nursing and Health Sciences advising staff. This applicant information session is separate from advising for course registration and is offered either online or on-campus. You may choose either option.

Face-to-Face Meeting Dates

The face-to-face session will be held in the Health Sciences and Business Administration building room 4150.

  • Tuesday, July 18; 10:00 -11:00 a.m.
  • Monday, August 28; 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 13; 1:00-2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 5; 2:00 -3:00p.m.
  • Friday, November 3; 9:00 -10:00 a.m.

Online Mandatory Applicant Information Session

Please check back in August 2017 for an updated Online Mandatory Applicant Information Session.

State of Georgia Legislative Requirement

Please click on the following link for the State of Georgia Legislative Requirements.

Previous Cohort Information


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