Augusta State University Nursing School Review

Augusta State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Augusta State University is located in Augusta, the second largest city in the state of Georgia. Since its establishment in 1785 as a school for boys, Augusta State University has undergone many changes. Today the college has over 50 academic programs and over 6,500 students.

In 2013, Augusta State University merged with the nearby Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU) to form a new institution called Georgia Regents University (GRU).

Nursing Degree Programs

The Department of Nursing at Augusta State College has a variety of undergraduate nursing education programs to accommodate nurses of all backgrounds and skill levels. In 1967, the Department of Nursing at Augusta State College went into operation graduating its first class just four years later with 25 students. Today the department graduates quadruple that number annually. The nursing program is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

Augusta State University Undergraduate Nursing Programs

There are three tracks for the BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) degree programs at Augusta State University. General criteria and requirements for programs include the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills), nursing-specific standardized test scores, a “C” average in all nursing coursework and an interview with an academic advisor. The GPA requirement is 2.5.

The BSN program is also available to students with a bachelor’s degree in another field, though there is no specific track for these students.

Basic BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)

The Basic BSN is for students without a background in nursing who are seeking to become RNs (Registered Nurses). The program is meant for upper division students, students who are likely in their junior year of their undergraduate program and have completed all nursing and general education requirements. The program can be completed in 4 years, from the time a student is a freshman to graduation from the nursing program.

LPN to BSN (Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing)

The LPN to BSN program is for nurses who practice nursing at the vocational level and are seeking a BSN which is the foundation for graduate education and also increased responsibility, better job options and a higher salary in the nursing profession. The LPN to BSN program can be completed in 3 or 5 semesters full and part time respectively.

RN to BSN (Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing)

The RN to BSN program is ideal for nurses who have completed an ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) or diploma program and are practicing RNs. The program builds upon the skills and experience developed in the previous nursing education program as well from any work experience earned from the RN. Once enrolled in the nursing program, students can complete it in 2 or 3 semesters full and part time respectively.

Augusta State University Georgia Association of Nursing Students (GANS)

The GANS program at Augusta State University is an opportunity for nursing students to participate in nursing community and contribute to the nursing profession. Students participate in community health, political and recruitment events throughout the year all related to promoting and advancing the nursing profession. GANS is the state chapter of the National Student Nursing Association (NSNA).

Augusta State University
2500 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30904

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