B.S.N. Admissions

 Fall 2016 Application Cycle-Important Dates

Admission to VSU

  • First Date: Available Now
  • Last Date: December 15, 2015

Nursing Entrance Exam

  • First Date: Available Now
  • Last Date: January 15, 2016

Mandatory Applicant Information Session

  • First Date: September 15, 2015
  • Last Date: January 15, 2016

 Application

  • First Date: September 15, 2015
  • Last Date: January 15, 2016

 

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.

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 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.

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. 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

Applicants must attain passing score on standardized entrance examination. Students must meet or exceed the national average on BOTH the Adjusted Individual Total Score and the TEAS Reading sections.

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

Current Application Cycle: August 16, 2015 - January 15, 2016

Next Application Cycle: January 16, 2016 - August 15, 2016

Students who completed the TEAS exam at a location other than Valdosta State University, please request for ATI to send official TEAS scores to Valdosta State University TEAS by the application deadline.

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 http://www.atitesting.com/Home.aspx, click on ATI Product Solutions and click on Test of Essential Academic Skills(TEAS).

Registering for the TEAS Exam

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. 

Complete Mandatory Applicant Information Session (See Session Dates Below)

Applicants must complete a mandatory applicant information session with the College of Nursing and Health Sciences advising staff. This applicant 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.

  • Tuesday, September 22 at 4:00pm - HSBA Building, Room 4150
  • Thursday, October 22 at 4:00 pm - HSBA Building, Room 4150
  • Monday, December 7 at 4:00 am - HSBA Building, Room 4150

Admissions Policy

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