- Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on 4.0 scale) plus one option below:
- Students must have 2 years of Full-time employment as a Registered Nurse PRIOR to beginning their Specialty course work.
- All international applicants, including resident and non-resident aliens, whose native language is not English and who do not have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, are required to submit official TOEFL scores taken within the year immediately preceding the requested semester of admission. A minimum total score of 83, and minimum scores of 20 for each of the skills evaluated by the TOEFL: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing) An original copy of the test score, sent by the testing agency to the Office of Graduate Admissions is required before any action is taken on an application. The copy of the score provided to the student and subsequently forwarded is not acceptable.
- Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.3 (on 4.0 scale) plus one option below:.
- Students must have 2 years of Full-time employment as a Registered Nurse PRIOR to admission into the program.
- Clinical Course Progression: If a student earns a grade of “C” in any MSN Clinical course dyad with didactic and clinical hours as concurrent components (Health Assessment, PC1, PC2, PC3, or similar dyad), the student will be required to repeat both components of the course dyad to progress in the program.
- Once students begin the Family Practice Core which includes Primary Care I, Primary Care 2, and Primary Care 3, all clinicals must be completed in the state of Georgia or within a 250 miles radius of the Georgia Southern University main campus.
- Readmission into the BSN to DNP Program: Any student desiring reinstatement, after withdrawal from the BSN to DNP program, who has successfully completed any of the FNP specialty core courses (Health Assessment, PC1, PC2, PC3 or similar dyad) will be required to complete a 1 credit hour Independent Study with 90 clinical hours (ch) in a clinical focus, determined by the Graduate Program Director, that has been successfully completed before being allowed to return to the next clinical dyad course in the curriculum sequence.
- All students admitted to, or enrolled in, the BSN to DNP program are required to attend a MANDATORY on-campus annual Intensive PRIOR to each Fall cycle of course work. The dates of this Intensive are scheduled by the School of Nursing. Students assume responsibility for all scheduling and costs in order to attend this Intensive time period.
- Some classes in the BSN-DNP program are asynchronous and those that are not, meet on-line via Adobe Connect on Tuesdays. Once the clinical courses begin, students are required to come to campus on specific Tuesdays, up to three times per semester, and attend Adobe Connect classes the other Tuesdays as outlined in each clinical course schedule.
*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service (www.naces.org)