Georgia State University

Second Degree Accelerated BSN


Basic Information: Georgia State University is located in Atlanta, Georgia. This program is for students who have already earned a bachelor's degree in another field and have finished the basic requirements for their BSN. 

Must Dos: Students must apply to Georgia State University and the College of Nursing.

Program Length: 16 months.

Nursing Prerequisites: Courses include English Composition I/II, Math Modeling or College Algebra, Human Anatomy & Physiology I/II with labs, Microbiology and Public Health with Lab, Statistics, Communication/Cultural Diversity, Abnormal Psychology, and Health & Human Development. Students must also take two science classes from the following list: Survey of Chemistry I /II with labs OR Introductory Biology I/II with Labs OR Introductory Physics I/II with labs. Students must complete these classes with a grade of a C or better and minimum science GPA of 3.3 or better. A list of all prerequisite courses can be found here.

Prior Classwork Information: The average GPA of students being admitted to the nursing program in fall 2013 was 3.58. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or better.

Application Information: Deadlines for the College of Nursing are March 1st for Fall admission and October 1st for Spring admission. The application for the College of Nursing can be found here. The application for Georgia State University can be found here.

Admission Tests: Students must take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) before applying to the nursing program. Georgia State University only accepts TEAS version 5.0. The average score on the TEAS in Fall 2013 was an 87. International students must take the Georgia State Test of English Proficiency (GSTEP) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). 

Tuition: Tuition information can be found here

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Financial aid information can be found here. Scholarship information can be found here