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School of Nursing

The School of Nursing is committed to offering high quality undergraduate and graduate education that prepares registered nurses for basic and advanced practice roles in diverse health care settings in Georgia and the surrounding regions.


BSN (initial Licensure - referred to as the traditional program)
RN-BSN (already Licensed)
MSN (role options in either education or health systems leadership)

Requirements for Unlicensed Students (Traditional BSN)

Entering unlicensed students are classified as pre-nursing majors. 

The following are admissions requirements to the School of Nursing for pre-nursing majors:

1. Overall University of West Georgia minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

2. Deadline for application is January 15 prior to the summer that the student wishes to start (This program only begins in June of each year).

3. Thirty six semester hours of prerequisite coursework must be completed by the semester that ends in December prior to the January 15 deadline.

4. Prerequisite nursing coursework includes

5. The TEAS test must be completed with a score at or above the national mean.


For a complete list of requirements for all programs, go to www.westga.edu/~nurs and follow the link for "Prospective Students."


Visit the School of Nursing website.


The Nursing School is located in Room 264 of the Education Annex.