Georgia RN-BSN Articulation Plan
The University of West Georgia participates in the Georgia RN-BSN Articulation Plan. The plan was developed through the collaborative efforts of faculty of the ASN and BSN nursing programs in Georgia and the Georgia Board of Nursing and is designed to facilitate the educational mobility of registered nurses seeking a bachelor's degree in nursing. To be eligible for the plan a student must meet the following criteria:
- Graduation from an ASN or Diploma Program within 0-4 years.
Graduation from an ASN or Diploma program greater than 4 years ago with documentation of 1000 hours of practice in the previous 3 years.
- Hold a current and valid license to practice as an RN in Georgia. Graduates of ASN programs who meet the above criteria will be granted credit by transfer for 20 semester hours and "credit by exam" for 16 semester hours. Graduates of Diploma programs who meet the above criteria will be granted "credit by exam" for 36 semester hours. The "credit by exam" hours will be earned by satisfactorily completing either NURS 4470 (Community Health Nursing for RN Students) or NURS 4475 (Nursing Leadership and Management for RN Students).
The following steps outline the Articulation Plan:
Students enrolled in NURS 4522 (Professional Practice Issues and Concepts) will be asked to complete and sign the "Documentation for RN-BSN Articulation Agreement Form" to indicate eligibility for transfer by articulation. The completed form will be filed in each student's folder.
After successful completion of NURS 4522 (Professional Practice Issues and Concepts), each student will receive the "Credit by Examination Form" signed by the Dean.
The following students will not be eligible for participation in the Georgia Plan:
Graduates of ASN and Diploma programs greater than 4 years ago with less than 1000 clinical practice hours in the previous 3 years.
The University of West Georgia will award credit by examination to these students in the following manner:
- ASN graduates will receive 16 semester hours of credit for the successful completion of the ATI Medical/Surgical Nursing test. Students must pass this test prior to enrollment in a clinical course.
- Diploma graduates will receive 36 semester hours of credit for successful completion of the ATI Medical/Surgical, Maternal Newborn Care, Nursing Care of Children, and Mental Health Nursing tests. Students must pass these tests prior to enrollment in a clinical course.
Please note: Falsification of student information related to the Georgia Articulation Plan will result in dismissal from the UWG RN-BSN Program.