Accelerated B.S.N. Admissions
Summer 2016 Application Cycle-Important Dates
Admission to VSU
- First Date: Available now
- Last Date: November 1, 2015
Nursing Entrance Exam
- First Date: April 11, 2015
- Last Date: August 11, 2015
Mandatory Applicant Advising
- First Date: September 2015
- Last Date: November 2015
- First Date: September 2015
- Last Date: December 15, 2015
Students should make note of the deadlines listed above when completing the application process. The information on this page pertains to the stated application cycle.
Earned Bachelor's Degree in a Non-Nursing Field of Study
Applicants have earned a Bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field of study prior to applying.
Admission to Valdosta State University
*Admission to Valdosta State University: This date is an estimate provided by the VSU Office of Undergraduate Admissions to process applications, evaluate transfer credit, and issue a tentative acceptance to the university by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences application deadline. Students applying to the College of Nursing through NursingCAS must supply a VSU student identification number.
Students who have not at least been tentatively accepted to the University will not be considered for admission.
Calculate Your Nursing GPA
Applicants must have a 2.8 Nursing Certification GPA and a 2.8 overall GPA for their application to be considered. Applicants with less than a 2.8 NURSING GPA will not be considered for admissions.
Applicants are encouraged to calculate their Nursing Certification GPA to determine eligibility before incurring the costs of application to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
The Nursing Certification GPA consists of only the course work required in the core curriculum for Nursing.
When using the GPA calculator, delete the number of hours for courses you have not completed.
The most recent attempt of any repeated course is used for the Nursing Certification GPA. Science courses (including NURS 2700 can only be repeated once).
Completion of Nursing Core Requirements
Applicants must have ALL Nursing core requirements completed upon entry to the BSN program.
There are a certain number of core classes that must be complete at application. Please review the Pre-BSN Admissions Criteria (link to new criteria.) Applicants who have not completed or will not complete required coursework prior to the application deadline will not be considered for admission.
A minimum of “C” in each course in areas DIIB and F are required. Courses in Area F which are older than 10 years at time of program application deadline must be retaken for consideration into the program.
Successful Completion of Required Standardized Entrance Exam (See Testing Dates Below)
Applicants must attain passing score on standardized entrance examination.
The entrance exam may be repeated only ONCE in any application cycle.
To schedule to take the entrance test, please email Ms. Marie Bertsch.
The $60 testing fee in the form of a MONEY ORDER is due to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences three business days prior to the testing date. No cash, checks, credit cards, debit cards, or flex accounts accepted.
All VSU administered tests are held in the Testing Center located in Powell Hall West unless otherwise noted.
There are study resources available to assist students in preparing for the TEAS Exam. A Study Manual for TEAS is available in the Valdosta State University bookstore. The ATI website also provides practice test and a study guide for students preparing for the TEAS exam. In order to access the TEAS practice test and study guide, click on the following link https://www.atitesting.com/Home.aspx, click on ATI Product Solutions and click on Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).
Applicants must complete a mandatory applicant information session with the College of Nursing and Health Sciences advising staff. This applicant advising information session is separate from advising for course registration and is offered either online or on-campus. You may choose either option.
The online version link is below.
The on-campus dates and location is listed below.
- September 14, 2015 at 11 am - HSBA 4021
- October 14, 2015 at 11 am - HSBA 4021
- November 6, 2015 at 11 am - HSBA 4021
- December 10, 2015 at 11 am - HSBA 4021
- The entrance test may be repeated only once in any application cycle.
- To schedule to take the entrance test, please email Ms. Marie Bertsch at firstname.lastname@example.org
- All TEAS testing will be held in Testing Center, Powell Hall unless otherwise noted.
- Payment for testing must be received 3 business days prior to the testing date.