RN-BSN Program for already licensed students seeking a BSN degree. Programs offered in Carrollton and Rome.
The mission of the RN-BSN program at the University of West Georgia is to offer high quality undergraduate and graduate education that:
- Prepares registered nurses for basic practice roles in diverse health care settings in Georgia and the surrounding region.
- Integrates a strong liberal arts curriculum.
- Provides regional outreach through external degree and off-campus programs.
- Provides a caring, supportive, personal environment for learning that:
- Affirms the holistic nature of individuals
- Reflects caring as the essence of nursing
- Expects that nurses use critical thinking in decision making
- Supports evidence-based practice
- Utilizes disciplinary rigor to support BSN student progress toward clinical competence.
DESCRIPTION OF THE RN-BSN CURRICULUM:
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program for Registered Nurses (RN-BSN) is for individuals who are already licensed as registered nurses (RN). The program prepares Registered Nurses for professional advancement and offers interactive learning through traditional classroom and online environments. This program combines a rich and liberal foundation in arts, sciences, and humanities with a unique nursing curriculum that emphasizes the art and science of nursing.
- The Nursing sequence is greater than 50% online and many of the core courses are entirely online through eCore.
- RN students complete 16 semester hours of required nursing courses and are eligible for up to 44 hours of semester credit through the Georgia RN-BSN Articulation Plan.
- Students may earn the 60 semester hours of BSN Core Curriculum through transfer credit.
- The RN-BSN program is offered at the main campus in Carrollton and at an external degree campus at Georgia Highlands College in Rome.
- The curriculum also offers a dynamic community of caring created by full-time tenure track faculty and small classes.
Applicants seeking admission to the RN-BSN program should be committed to engaging in caring nursing practices with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Nursing practice is holistic and recognizes the relationship of the mind, body and spirit. As critical thinkers, students will be expected to examine personal value systems and the value systems of others. Students seeking admission to this program should consider their personal goals and values in light of those expressed in the philosophy of the program.
Faculty in the RN-BSN program view registered nurse students as colleagues and make every attempt to structure learning experiences to meet the needs of adult learners. Recognizing the associate degree or diploma in nursing as a foundation for further studies, clinical and classroom experiences are identified to complement previous experiences of the enrolled RN’s. While every effort is made to arrange class schedules that accommodate working students, applicants for admission should be aware of the difficulties that may be encountered in attempting to work full-time while completing RN-BSN nursing courses and core courses.
The RN-BSN program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing.
Transfer Students Please Read!
If you plan to transfer to UWG, please click this link to read about admission requirements to the university http://www.westga.edu/admiss/index_1060.php . There is also a link provided on the Registrars Office website that allows you to obtain Undergraduate Transfer Course Equivalents. Once you have applied to the University of West Georgia, and have been accepted, it can take 10-12 weeks for the Registrars Office to complete your individual transfer evaluation. If you have questions, please contact Undergraduate Admissions or the Registrar's Office. Please also keep in mind that every nursing program is different, and nursing programs at other institutions may require different prerequisite course work.
***Please keep in mind that your application to the School of Nursing is in addition to the application for the University of West Georgia. The application for the RN-BSN program can be found above.
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