Accelerated B.S.N. Admissions

Summer 2016 Application Cycle-Important Dates

Admission to VSU

  • First Date: Available now
  • Last Date: December, 2015

Nursing Entrance Exam

  • First Date: April 11, 2015
  • Last Date: December 15, 2015

Mandatory Applicant Advising

  • First Date: September 2015
  • Last Date: December 15, 2015

Application

  • First Date: September 2015
  • Last Date: December 15, 2015

Application Checklist

Students should make note of the deadlines listed above when completing the application process. The information on this page pertains to the stated application cycle.

Earned Bachelor's Degree in a Non-Nursing Field of Study

Applicants have earned a Bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field of study prior to applying.

Admission to Valdosta State University

*Admission to Valdosta State University: This date is an estimate provided by the VSU Office of Undergraduate Admissions to process applications, evaluate transfer credit, and issue a tentative acceptance to the university by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences application deadline. 

Students who have not at least been tentatively accepted to the University will not be considered for admission.

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Calculate Your Nursing GPA

Applicants must have a 2.8 Nursing Certification GPA and a 2.8 overall GPA for their application to be considered. Applicants with less than a 2.8 NURSING GPA will not be considered for admissions.

Applicants are encouraged to calculate their Nursing Certification GPA to determine eligibility before incurring the costs of application to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

The Nursing Certification GPA consists of only the course work required in the core curriculum for Nursing.

When using the GPA calculator, delete the number of hours for courses you have not completed.

The most recent attempt of any repeated course is used for the Nursing Certification GPA. Science courses (including NURS 2700 can only be repeated once).

Completion of Nursing Core Requirements

Applicants must have ALL Nursing core requirements completed upon entry to the BSN program.

There are a certain number of core classes that must be complete at application. Please review the Pre-BSN Admissions Criteria (link to new criteria.) Applicants who have not completed or will not complete required coursework prior to the application deadline will not be considered for admission.

A minimum of “C” in each course in areas DIIB and F are required. Courses in Area F which are older than 10 years at time of program application deadline must be retaken for consideration into the program.

Please click here for a list of courses accepted at Valdosta State University from The Technical College System of Georgia.

Please note, BIOL 2651: Human Anatomy and Physiology I, BIOL 2652: Human Anatomy and Physiology II and BIOL 2900: Microbiology are not accepted from schools within the Technical College System of Georgia. The only exception is Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. The above listed classes will be accepted from Wiregrass Georgia Technical College.  If you have any questions or concerns about this information, please contact an academic advisor in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Successful Completion of Required Standardized Entrance Exam (See Testing Dates Below)

Applicants must attain passing score on standardized entrance examination.

The entrance exam may be repeated only ONCE in any application cycle.

There are study resources available to assist students in preparing for the TEAS Exam. A Study Manual for TEAS is available in the Valdosta State University bookstore. The ATI website also provides practice test and a study guide for students preparing for the TEAS exam. In order to access the TEAS practice test and study guide, click on the following link https://www.atitesting.com/Home.aspx, click on ATI Product Solutions and click on Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).

Complete a Mandatory Applicant Information Session

Applicants must complete a mandatory applicant information session with the College of Nursing and Health Sciences advising staff. This applicant advising information session is separate from advising for course registration and is offered either online or on-campus. You may choose either option. 

The online version link is below.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE ONLINE MANDATORY APPLICANT INFORMATION SESSION

The on-campus dates and location is listed below.


  • September 14, 2015 at 11 am - HSBA 4021
  • October 14, 2015 at 11 am - HSBA 4021
  • November 6, 2015 at 11 am - HSBA 4021
  • December 10, 2015 at 11 am - HSBA 4021

 

Admissions Policy.

Honors Admissions Policy.

APPLY TO THE ACCELERATED BSN PROGRAM

 

TEAS Testing

To register for the TEAS exam, please contact the VSU Testing Office (229-245-3878)  to schedule a day/time to take the TEAS exam. Please contact the VSU Testing Office at least 24 hours in advance of your preferred testing date. To pay for the TEAS exam, students must pay the $60 administrative fee with cash (exact amount), check (payable to VSU),  or online with credit/debit card at http://www.valdosta.edu/academics/services/testing/testing-programs-and-fees.php the day of the exam in the VSU Testing Office located in Powell Hall East Room 1131. For questions regarding scheduling the TEAS exam, please contact the VSU Testing Office at 229-245-3878.