Linda Mason Barber, PhD, RN, ANP-C
Associate Dean and Assistant Professor

Tammy McClenny, EdD, MSN, RN
RN to BSN Program Director and Assistant Professor

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 a 100% online asynchronus format with program admission once yearly for the fall. The program prepares Registered Nurses for professional advancement. 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.

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. For detailed instructions on Application and Admission click here. Note: It would be beneficial if you would print off this document to help you keep track of your Application and Admission journey.

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, 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, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC, 20001, Phone: 202-887-6791, Fax: 202-887-8476.

University of West Georgia monitors regulations governing online education at the state and federal level. As of March 2016, UWG was approved to participate in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), as part of the state of Georgia's membership and as of May 2017 the State of Georgia joined the Nurse Licensure Campact (eNLC). As a result, UWG may enroll residents of many, but not all, states outside of Georgia.

Prospective students who reside outside the State of Georgia should contact deregs@westga.edu or UWG Online at 678-839-6248, for more information and status updates on their state of residency, as some limitations may be lifted soon.

Prospective students who reside outside the state of Georgia who are considering a professional program (nursing, education, social work, counseling, allied health professions, veterinary medicine) should contact the appropriate Board in their state of residency prior to beginning a course of study. UWG cannot confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in the student’s state.

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.

If you are an RN 23 years of age or older and need assistance with unofficial transcripts review prior to applying for admission to the university and the RN to BSN program, please contact the Center for Adult Learners & Veterans. A phone or face-to-face appointment for this unofficial review may be arranged.

***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.

Click here to view our Plans of Study page.

For additional information contact Tammy McClenny RN to BSN Program Director