In 1906, Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) was founded as the Third Agricultural and Mechanical School. Today the school enrolls over 3,000 students. Georgia Southwestern State University is in a rural setting 135 miles from Atlanta. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Nursing Degree Programs
Nursing degree programs at Georgia Southwestern State University are offered in four undergraduate tracks for nurses at all levels of nursing education. There is also a master’s degree option. Nursing programs at Georgia Southwestern State University are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
Georgia Southwestern State University Undergraduate Nursing Programs
Traditional BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) Track
The Traditional BSN Track is an upper-division admission program which requires nurses to apply and be accepted to Georgia Southwestern State University and complete nursing prerequisites before being accepted into the School of Nursing. The BSN program can normally be completed in four years. Admission criteria for the program include a TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) score, minimum 2.8 GPA on the last 30 credits of coursework, and completion of program pre-requisites. In some cases an interview may be required for admission into the program.
Accelerated BSN Track
Students can apply for the Accelerated BSN track at Georgia Southwestern University if they have a bachelor’s degree or higher in a field other than nursing. The Accelerated BSN Track can normally be completed in 5 semesters (2 years) of study. Admission requirements include the TEAS and a 3.0 GPA or higher in the last 30 credits of coursework completed in college. As with the Traditional BSN track, students must apply to and be accepted to the university before applying to the nursing program.
LPN-BSN (Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing) Track
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) may apply to the LPN to BSN program. Admission requirements for the program include a minimum 2.8 GPA and TEAS test score, among other factors. A grade of “B” or better in science courses is highly recommended for applicants. The program can normally be completed in four years (8 semesters) total.
The RN to BSN tracks is an online option for nurses holding an RN license that are graduates of a ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) or diploma program. The program is delivered online and students can choose a part or full time option. Applicants must demonstrate proof of a Georgia RN license and fulfillment of the requirements in the Georgia RN to BSN Articulation Model. The program can be completed in one year full-time or two years part-time.
Georgia Southwestern State University Graduate Nursing Programs
MSN (Master of Science in Nursing)
The MSN program at Georgia Southwestern State University is delivered online and offered in collaboration with Clayton State University and Columbus State University. Students in the program choose from a nurse leadership or nurse educator concentration. The MSN program can be completed in 36 to 38 hours.
Georgia Southwestern State University
800 Georgia Southwestern State University Drive
Americus, Georgia 31709-4693