Linda Mason Barber, PhD, RN, ANP-C
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs

Tammy McClenny, EdD, MSN, RN
RN to BSN Program Director

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program for Registered Nurses (RN to BSN) is for individuals who are already licensed as registered nurses (RN). Courses are offered in Carrollton and Newnan for Fall admission only. The program prepares Registered Nurses for professional advancement and offers interactive learning through an asynchronous online environment. 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 100% online (asynchronous) and many of the core courses are entirely online through eCore
  • Dedicated Academic Advisers
  • Required Online Virtual Orientation
  • RN students complete 17 semester hours of required nursing courses during Fall and Spring semesters and are eligible for up to 45 hours of semester credit through the Georgia RN to BSN Articulation Plan
    • Fall: 9 credit hours
    • Spring: 8 credit hours including clinical rotation
  • Students may earn the 60 semester hours of BSN Core Curriculum through transfer credit
  • 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 to BSN program should be self-directed and 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 to 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 and clinical experiences are identified to complement previous experiences of the enrolled RN’s. Applicants for admission should be aware of the difficulties that may be encountered in attempting to work full-time while completing RN to BSN nursing courses and core courses.

The RN to BSN program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing.

The RN to BSN program is currently open only to students with a Georgia RN license for the 2016-2017 academic year. Note: Clinical practicum hours are required to be completed in the state of Georgia.


UWG Tanner Health System School of Nursing is now accepting out of state applications for the online RN to BSN Program for Fall 2017 admission. Online Degree and Certification Programs may not be available in all states. If you are an out-of-state student, please contact the Director of Distance Education to confirm that the program is available in your state. Once you have confirmed that the program is available in your state, please contact Embry Ice at as healthcare facility contracts are required and additional faculty supervision licenses may also be required in order to accommodate out of state students.

Transfer Students Please Read!

If you plan to transfer to UWG, please click this link to read about admission requirements to the university. 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 up to four 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.

For additional information contact Tammy McClenny RN to BSN Program Director
(678) 839-5422


***Please keep in mind that your application to the Tanner Health System School of Nursing is in addition to the application for the University of West Georgia.

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