The Nursing Program at GGC requires eligible students to have completed areas A-F from the Nursing Program of Study prior to the first semester of being enrolled in the first nursing courses. Note: Only transfer students may take ITEC 1001, Introduction to Computing after enrollment in the nursing program prior to graduation. A student applying to the Nursing program for fall semester may not be enrolled in any area F or science courses during the preceding summer semester. Completion of all core courses in spring semester is highly recommended for fall applicants.

  • Students who have been previously enrolled in a nursing program may apply to the GGC nursing program if they have received only one “D” or “F” in a nursing course. Additional information will be requested by the School of Health Sciences Admission Committee upon application.

The following criteria will need to be completed before admission to the baccalaureate nursing program:

  1. Complete areas A-F for BSN program.
  2. Be in good standing at Georgia Gwinnett College or other accredited academic institution with a 2.0 overall GPA.
  3. Minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in required general education courses for nursing and a minimum of a 3.0 overall science GPA (cumulative GPA of all required science courses: CHEM 1151K and CHEM 1152K or CHEM 1211K and CHEM 1212K; BIOL 2451K and BIOL2452K; and BIOL 2516K). 
    1. Course history will be evaluated in determining acceptance into program (this means that all attempts of all required courses will be used to determine overall GPA).
    2. A student who has received one D or F in a previous nursing course will have the grade calculated into the cumulative overall GPA.
    3. Science courses required for the program must be less than 6 years old. Note: GGC has a policy that if a student repeats a course, the higher grade is recorded on the transcript; however, ALL grades will be used in determining overall general education GPA and Science GPA for admission to the nursing program. Withdrawals from courses noted on transcript are not used in GPA calculations.
    4. Courses not used in overall GPA can be reviewed for academic performance history.
  4. Complete the TEAS test; only the first two attempts will be reviewed. Note: the TEAS test must be taken within one (1) year of submitting an application. Minimum TEAS overall score must be a 70 or higher with a minimum of 60 in all sub scores of the exam.
  5. Obtain one (1) recommendation from a faculty member of an accredited institution using the Nursing Program reference form (PDF).
  6. Obtain one (1) recommendation from a professional/work reference using the Nursing Program reference form (PDF).
  7. Complete and submit the volunteer verification form (PDF) documenting community service activity within the past 3-5 years. 
  8. Provide a typed-written personal statement, 500 words or less, addressing the following topic: The foundation for GGC’s nursing program is a caring philosophy. “As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul, and body of our patients, their families, and ourselves” (Maya Angelou). Considering this quote and the foundation of GGC’s Nursing Program, why do you want to be a nurse? What factors in your life influenced your decision to pursue nursing as a career?

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Requirements After Acceptance into the Nursing Program and Prior to First Day of Class

  • Pay tuition and fees for the semester by payment deadline.
  • Complete medical or health form.
  • Submit proof of health insurance. Learn more about the health insurance requirement.
  • Provide valid American Heart Association CPR card.

Academic map for Bachelor of Science in Nursing (PDF)

Nursing programs, in general, are extremely competitive; therefore, we encourage you to apply to additional baccalaureate nursing programs. 

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