Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Why should I choose UWG's Nursing program?
- Quality program based on a philosophy of caring. Students are provided the necessary support to be successful in the program, including a comprehensive program from beginning to end to promote success on the NCLEX-RN, the licensure examination to practice as a Registered Nurse.
- Scheduling in a variety of clinical settings, and classes with expert faculty.
- Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
- BSN program approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing.
Are there any special opportunities available?
- Participation in Caring Groups, an experiential learning activity designed to provide opportunities to learn caring and to experience caring from peers and faculty. The focus is on learning self-care, test taking/study skills, as well as an appreciation of the importance for caring for patients and colleagues in the profession.
- Two tracks are offered in the BSN program. One track is for individuals who have completed an associate degree in nursing or who have a diploma in nursing and who are currently licensed as registered nurses. The second track for individuals seeking to become registered nurses offers two options for juniors and seniors: A full-time program on the main campus in Carrollton and a part-time program on the Newnan campus.
What can I do after graduation, graduate school and job-wise?
- Graduates of the BSN program who obtain licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse have virtually unlimited job opportunities in acute and long-term care settings, industry and schools.
What kind of student organizations, clubs or honorary societies can I join?
- Georgia Association of Nursing Students.
- National Student Nurses Association—Faculty support for this organization includes release from class and clinical learning in order to attend state and national level meetings.
What kind of facilities and equipment will be made available to me?
- Simulation laboratory with high fidelity simulators.
- Clinical laboratory.
- Courses are taught with WebCT Vista support to facilitate learning, communication and testing within courses.
Does the faculty specialize in certain areas?
- Faculty in the School of Nursing are actively engaged in nursing research and scholarship.
- Faculty members present the findings of research through publication and presentation at national and international level conferences.
- Faculty are actively involved in the professional association for nurses, the American Nurses Association, as well as associations relevant to specialty areas.