Georgia College and State University Nursing School Review
Georgia College and State University (GCSU) awards associate’s through master’s degrees. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Georgia College and State University was founded in 1889 as a higher education institution to serve women. Today the college enrolls over 6,500 students including men and women.
Nursing Degree Programs
The BSN and MSN nursing programs at Georgia College and State University are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing.
Georgia College and State University Undergraduate Nursing Programs
Upon completion of the following BSN programs, students earn the BSN qualification and are eligible to take the National Council for Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
RN to BSN (Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing)
The RN to BSN program allows nurses with a diploma or ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) to complete the BSN degree in just 3 semesters of full time study (part time study is available). The program is delivered online, though an occasional campus meeting may be necessary.
BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) Program
The BSN program at Georgia College and State University prepares students for a career in nursing through providing core nursing courses in the final two years of bachelor’s study. The Pre-Nursing Learning Community offers the unique opportunity for freshman pre-nursing majors to interact with their peers before being enrolled into the nursing program. The program also guarantees admission to the nursing program for students who maintain a 3.0 GPA, are an active participant in the learning community; complete all minimum requirements, and all nursing prerequisites with a minimum grade of “C.” The learning community opportunity provides pre-nursing students dorm style housing, nursing-specific activities, and offers networking and community building prospects for aspiring nurses.
Georgia College and State University Graduate Nursing Programs
MSN (Master of Science in Nursing) Program
An FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner) specialization is offered in the MSN program. Students can choose to complete the program full or part time, with courses being delivered online. The course can be completed in 6 semesters full time or 9 semesters part time.
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
The DNP program is an online program which awards nurses the highest certification in clinical nursing practice. The course is designed for nurses with an MSN qualification and is 37 credits. The program takes about 2 years (5 semesters) to complete. Admission requirements include a minimum 3.2 GPA for consideration, though a 3.5 GPA is recommended. Additionally, students are not required to take the GRE.
Georgia College and State University Nursing Certificate Programs
Post-master’s FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner) Certificate
The FNP post-master’s certificate is designed for nurses with an MSN qualification who would like to complete a specialization as an FNP. The program can be completed in 6 semesters of full time study.
Oncology Nurse Navigator Certificate
Registered Nurses who have an interest in working with cancer patients can take the online course in oncology offered through the continuing education department. Nurses will earn 60 contact hours through the course, which requires 2 to 3 months to complete.
Georgia College and State University
231 West Hancock Street
Milledgeville, Georgia 31061