• Q: Do I have to take the classes that my advisor says?

    A: Advisors provide course recommendations that will keep you on track for graduation and
    ensure you are completing the necessary requirements to be eligible to apply to the Nursing

  • Q: What is the benchmark Program GPA policy?

    A: Once a student has earned 24 credit hours in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) core coursework, he or she must have a program GPA of a 2.5 or higher to continue in the major of Focus Area Health Professions.

  • Q: How is my program GPA calculated?

    A: The program GPA is calculated using all attempts of core courses that are required in the
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Course withdrawals are not included in this
    calculation. If any of the applicable courses have been repeated, all attempts are included in this
    calculation; excluding withdrawal.

  • Q: What happens if I do not meet the 2.5 program GPA after 24 hours have been earned?

    A: Students who do not meet a 2.5 program GPA after 24 hours are earned may not continue in the Focus Area Health Profession major, and must choose another major by the end of that semester, or their major will automatically be changed to a major in Social and Behavioral Health.

  • Q: Does it look “bad” for my Nursing School admission if I withdraw from a class?

    A: No. Nursing school admission is based on Program GPA, HESI score, and admission
    bonuses. The admissions committee does not consider withdrawals for admission.

  • Q: When does the BSN Program begin?

    A: Admission to the pre-licensure BSN Program occurs once each year in the summer.

  • Q: When does the RN to BSN Program begin?

    A: Admission to the RN to BSN program occurs once each year in the fall.

  • Q: When is the best time for me to take the HESI Entrance Exam?

    A: Once Anatomy and Physiology I have been completed. Ensure that you follow the HESI
    Entrance Exam registration process on our website, especially to test using the UWG Distance
    Testing ID.

  • Q: What is the average HESI score of those admitted into the program?

    A: We do not require a minimum HESI score for admission. However, we encourage students to
    obtain a HESI score in the mid-to-upper 80s.

  • Q: What is the average program GPA of those admitted into the program?

    A: The minimum program GPA for admission is 3.0. Homegrown UWG students are encouraged
    to have a 3.5 or higher program GPA, and transfer students are encouraged to have a 3.7 or

  • Q: I have applied to the BSN Program, when will I know if I was offered a seat?

    A: The application period for admission ends February 1st. Students will receive communication
    to their UWG email address around beginning to mid-April informing them of their admission

  • Q: I am interested in being admitted to the Newnan campus for the BSN Program, are there twoseparate applications?

    A: There is only one application for the BSN Program. When completing their application,
    students will list their program of first choice. If a student is admitted, their program of first
    choice is taken into consideration.

  • Q: How expensive is Nursing School?

    A: Students are encouraged very early on to begin preparing for admission. If admitted,
    students will need to budget $3,000 for out-of-pocket expenses related to Nursing School. More
    information regarding the breakdown of those expenses can be found in the BSN Handbook

  • Q: I do not have reliable transportation. Will I need to have a vehicle once I am in the program?

    A: Yes. Students will need reliable transportation to make it to class and clinical sites once they
    are admitted to the program.

  • Q: Does UWG offer the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program?

    A: Continuing Education through UWG offers the CNA Program. More information can be found

  • Q: I have applied to the University, does that mean I have automatically applied to the BSNProgram?

    A: No. Students must apply to the University of West Georgia, and also apply to the BSN
    Program through a separate application and during the window of the specific admission cycle.