Bachelor of Science in Nursing
College of Education and Health Professions
School of Nursing
- Program Description
- Admission Requirements
- Learning Outcomes
- Additional Program Requirements
- Program of Study
- 4 Year Course Schedule
CSU Nursing Facts:
- There are more than 1,000 health science majors focusing on nursing and nursing majors and the numbers continue to increase.
- The baccalaureate degree program in nursing is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
- Our students pass the NCLEX, the national nursing licensure exam, at rates well above national average.
- Our faculty provides hands-on experiences to our students. All of our professors are clinical experts in the area in which they teach.
- Students get relevant, hands-on experience, in the classroom and in clinical settings.
- Low instructor-to-student ratio.
- The clinical nursing curriculum is offered over four semesters beginning in the junior year and is preceded by two years of pre-nursing (core) courses.
- The PACE Office is the Advising Center for the School of Nursing.
RN to BSN - Online
Students can apply for the Nursing program once they have met the following requirements:
- Completed AREA A, AREA D required sciences (CHEM 1151/1151L and CHEM 1152/1152L), AREA F, and have fewer than nine (9) remaining hours of CORE left to complete. Students must meet the terms of the School of Nursing Science Policy
- Have a minimum GPA of 2.75
- Pass the "A2 Assessment" test with 70% or greater on the three (3) sections (math, grammar and reading) with 75% average or better
- During the application process, students will also be asked to provide three (3) professional recommendations
The application process begins in January each year for the upcoming fall nursing class.
Application deadlines are provided at http://nursing.columbusstate.edu/bsn/index.php
Graduates of the CSU BSN Program will:
- Graduates will provide safe, patient-centered care in a variety of settings.
- Graduates will function as a leader within the nursing roles provider of care, manager of care, and member of the profession.
- Graduates will use sound evidence to make appropriate clinical decisions about health care.
- Graduates will integrate informatics into nursing practice in a variety of settings.
- Graduates will apply the quality improvement process to ensure patient safety and to meet desired clinical outcomes.
- Graduates will communicate and collaborate with members of the interdisciplinary health care team in a professional and effective manner, through verbal, non-verbal, written and electronic means to improve patient outcomes and teamwork.
- Graduates will apply concepts of safe practice to ensure optimal patient clinical outcomes.
Additional Program Requirements
Requirements for students to progress in clinical nursing course sequence include:
- maintaining 2.00 overall GPA
- successful completion of prerequisites not met before entry into program
- successful completion of required nursing achievement exams
- annual evidence of required immunizations, TB screening, BLS certification, and current professional liability insurance
- eligibility to enter clinical agencies for clinical experiences
Requirements for students to graduate from BSN Program:
- maintaining a 2.00 or higher overall GPA
- successful completion of all university requirements
- successful completion of all BSN program requirements
- students who fail to meet graduation requirements within seven years of their first admission to the nursing program are subject to having all credits reevaluated
Program Of Study
Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4
Select two of the following courses:
Select one of the following courses: Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002
Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.
Note: the extra hour(s) will not be used as part of the Nursing (BSN) core.The Nursing (BSN) program only requires 4 credit hours in AreaB.
Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:
Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 11
Select one of the following courses:
ASTR 1105/1305 (lab optional)
BIOL 1215K (lab included)
BIOL 1125 (no lab)
ENVS 1105 (no lab)
Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
Take the following course:
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:
Select one world cultures course from the following courses:
Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3
Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18
BIOL 2221 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 2222 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 2225 Microbiology for Health Sciences
PSYC 1101 Intro to General Psychology
STAT 1401 Elementary Statistics
Area G Program Requirements Required Hours: 60
NURS 3112 Professional Development Perspectives II
NURS 3175 Pharmacology in Nursing
NURS 3275 Professional Clinical Nursing I
NURS 3277 Professional Clinical Nursing II
NURS 3276 Intro to Health Assessment and Wellness
NURS 3279 Applied Pathophysiology