BSN Admissions

Dear Prospective Student:

Thank you for your interest in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program at Georgia Southern University.

All applicants must apply for admission to both the University and the School of Nursing.  Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to the School of Nursing.  Requirements for admission to the University and additional information may be found in the University General Catalog.  Applications for admission to the University are obtained from the Office of Admissions, P. O. Box 8024, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 30460-8024, (912) 478-5391, or from the Office of Admissions webpage at:

Admission Criteria:

Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program is competitive. Requirements for admission into the School of Nursing are based on requirements in place at the time of application to the BSN Program.

In order to be considered for the BSN Program for the Fall/Spring admission cycle, applicants must have met the following minimum requirements before the application deadline.

In order to facilitate the Admission process, the School of Nursing requests that you include an unofficial copy of your college and/or university transcript(s) with the application for admission to the BSN Program.

Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the nursing major. Those applicants who, in the judgment of the nursing faculty, present the strongest academic record and who show the most promise of success in the nursing major will be accepted. In making comparisons between applicants, the nursing faculty evaluates the academic record of each applicant thoroughly, including an evaluation of science grades and cumulative grade point average.

Transfer applicants, and applicants with degrees in other disciplines, must meet the criteria for admission to the nursing major. Credit for transfer courses will be granted if course equivalency is determined. Faculty make course equivalency decisions based on a review of materials provided by the transfer student including course syllabi, a course description, and content outline.

Transfer Student Information:

Applicants must have met the following requirements before enrollment in NURS 3160:

  • Maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0;
  • Earned a grade of “C” or better in Area A courses, Lab Sciences, Chemistry sequence, Anatomy and Physiology I and II with labs, Lifespan Human Growth and Development, Microbiology, and Pathophysiology. Note: The student’s record of achievement in science and math courses will be an important consideration in the admission process;
  • Met School of Nursing clinical course requirements, including: (a) health history and physical examination; (b) essential performance standards for nursing practice; (c) immunization requirements including measles, rubella, varicella, hepatitis B, Tdap, TB test (QuantiFERON TB Gold In‐Tube), and seasonal flu; (d) tuberculosis screening; (e) current American Heart Association CPR for Health Care Providers’ certification; (f) health professions student liability insurance; and (g) personal health insurance;
  • Participated in a School of Nursing Orientation session;
  • For applicants holding a current valid health profession’s license (e.g. LPN, EMT, RT, RD), provided faculty with visualization of the license; and
  • Completed the Admission Assessment (A²) Exam

*These requirements are subject to revisions.

Please call (912) 478-5242 if you have questions or need additional information.


The following materials must be received in the School of Nursing office by the application deadline for application materials to be complete:

  1. Completed Application (submit online)
  2. Official HESI A2 Exam results
  3. Unofficial transcripts of all courses taken

Application Deadline

Spring 2017August 4, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
Fall 2018applications are open from January 2, 2018 until February 5, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Complete the BSN application here

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees charged by Georgia Southern University are approved by the University System of Georgia annually. Changes in tuition and fee rates are typically effective fall semester each year. The tuition and fees listed on the links below provide an estimate of tuition, fees, housing, meals, books and supplies.

Institutional Fee 

Please note: The Board of Regents approved continuing the institutional fee in the amount of $290.00 per term for students enrolled in 5 hours or more and $145 per term for students enrolled in fewer than 5 hours for Fiscal Years 2014, 2015, and 2016. This fee is not covered by HOPE and is due on the regularly published fee payment deadlines.


Last updated: 8/3/2017

School of Nursing • P.O. Box 8158 Statesboro, GA 30460 • Georgia Southern University