Accelerated B.S.N. Admissions

  • HESI Admission Assessment (A2) Exam

    The HESI Admission Assessment Exam is required for admission to the Valdosta State University nursing programs. The HESI Admission Assessment is offered by appointment through VSU’s Office of Testing.  It is also available through the HESI Distance Testing Program and is administered at Prometric Testing Centers. If you would like more information about HESI Distance Testing, please email testing@valdosta.edu. 

    To be eligible for admission into the VSU nursing programs, students must earn a 75 or higher in the following areas: 

    Reading Comprehension
    Vocabulary
    Grammar
    Anatomy & Physiology
    Math   

    NOTE:  Students may take the test twice (2 times) per application cycle. You can take the HESI by appointment through the University Testing Center.  For more information regarding the use of the HESI by the VSU, please contact the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Advising Center. 

     

  • Important Dates

     

    Cohort

    Application
    Opens

    Application Deadline

    Official Transcripts Submission Deadline

    Official HESI Score Report Submission Deadline

    Summer

    First Monday in October

    First Friday in November

    November 15

    November 15

  • Were you previously enrolled in a nursing program?

    If you were previously enrolled in a nursing program within the last five years, you must submit a petition to the School of Nursing Admissions and Progressions Committee for permission to apply to the BSN program. For the student petition, the student classification is pre-nursing. The petition type is other: Permission to Apply to the BSN program.  Below is the link to the student petition form.

     http://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/nursing-and-health-sciences/documents/student-petition-form.pdf

     In addition to a student petition form, a letter of good standing is needed from the nursing school you were previously enrolled in. Please include official copies of your academic transcript as well.

     Please submit the petition to conhsadvising@valdosta.edu . If you have any questions about the petition, please email conhsadvising@valdosta.edu

  • Admitted to Valdosta State University

    Please click on the following link to apply to Valdosta State University. http://www.valdosta.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply-now.php

    For active duty military applicants, please contact Mr. Leo Melody (lcmelody@valdosta.edu) in the Adult and Military Programs Office regarding applying to the University.

    A student identification number will be needed as a component of the application process for the BSN program. A student identification number is provided upon applying to the University. 

  • Nursing Core Requirements

     

    5 Year Rule

    Courses in Area D.2.B and Area F older than five years at the application deadline must be retaken. If a class is expired (over five years old), the course can only be retaken one time. The following courses are in Areas D.2.B and F:

    Area D.2.B

    Lab Sequence #1

    Lab Sequence #2

    Math 2620: Statistical Methods

    Area F

    BIOL 2651 (Anatomy and Physiology I)

    BIOL 2652 (Anatomy and Physiology II)

    BIOL 2900 (Microbiology in Health and Disease)

    NURS 2700 (Pathophysiology)

    PSYC 2103 (Intro to Human Development)

    Repeat Policy

    Minimum of “C” in each math and science course in Areas D.2.B and F. Math and science courses in Areas D.2.B and F may not be repeated more than once. The courses in Area D.2.B and F are below.

    BIOL 2651 (Anatomy and Physiology I)

    BIOL 2652 (Anatomy and Physiology II)

    BIOL 2900 (Microbiology in Health and Disease)

    NURS 2700 (Pathophysiology)

    PSYC 2103 (Intro to Human Development)

    Lab Sequence #1

    Lab Sequence #2

    MATH 2620 (Statistical Methods)

    University Core Curriculum Requirements for Accelerated Nursing Students 

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    Acceptable Transfer Courses

    BIOL 2651, BIOL 2652, PSYC 2103 and BIOL 2900 will not be accepted from Technical Colleges in Georgia. The only exception is Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. The above listed classes will be accepted from Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. For questions regarding this information, please contact the CONHS Advising Center at conhsadvising@valdosta.edu.

  • Transcript Evaluation Options

    Option 1: Apply to Valdosta State University Undergraduate Admissions Office ($40 application fee). Send official transcripts to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Once you receive your acceptance letter, email the CONHS Advising Center (conhsadvising@valdosta.edu) requesting a transcript evaluation. Please include your name and student identification number in the email.

    Option 2: Send your official transcript and $45 to Mrs. Cecilia Furey (1500 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, GA 31698). However, most students chose option 1 if they are not a VSU student because if you decide to enroll at VSU, you will eventually have to apply to Valdosta State University and pay the $40 application fee.

    For active duty military applicants, please contact Mr. Leo Melody (lcmelody@valdosta.edu) in the Adult and Military Programs Office regarding applying to the University.
  • Grade Point Average Requirements

    A 2.8 overall grade point average and a 3.0 nursing certification grade point average are required for acceptance into the BSN program. The overall grade point average includes all college classes completed. The nursing certification grade point average only includes nursing core classes in Areas A-F.

    Beginning with the Summer 2019 cohort (December 15, 2018 application deadline), only classes in Areas A, D.2.B, and F will be included in the nursing certification grade point average. If a course is repeated, both grades will be included in the overall grade point average and nursing grade point average. 

    Nursing Certification Grade Point Average Calculator

    Please click here calculate your nursing certification grade point average. Please remove the link of the courses you have not completed when you calculate your nursing certification grade point average. 

  • State of Georgia Legislative Requirement

    Please click on the following link for the State of Georgia Legislative Requirements.

    https://www.valdosta.edu/academics/academic-affairs/advising/state-of-georgia-legislative-requirements.php

    For questions about this requirement, please email the CONHS Advising Center (conhsadvising@valdosta.edu). 

  • Previous Cohort Information

    Number of Students Eligible for Admittance into the BSN Program Number of Students Admitted Nursing GPA Range of Students Admitted Nursing GPA Average of Students Admitted
    Summer 2016  51 41 2.91 - 3.93 3.42
    Summer 2017 56 31 3.23-3.79 3.51
  • Accelerated BSN Program Application

    Accelerated BSN Program Application

    The College of Nursing and Health Sciences has an application portal for students to apply to the nursing program. To access the College of Nursing and Health Sciences application portal, students must use their MyVSU username and password.

    For applicants who are not current or former Valdosta State University students, a MyVSU username and password will be provided once accepted to Valdosta State University. Please do not procrastinate in applying to Valdosta State University.

    Please click on the link below to access the College of Nursing and Health Sciences application portal. The welcome page of the application portal will provide detailed instructions on submitting an application through the application portal. 

    Students will find out their acceptance status for the BSN program 8 to 10 weeks after the application deadline.

    If you have any questions about the Accelerated BSN Program application, please contact the CONHS Advising Center (conhsadvising@valdosta.edu).