Accelerated (Baccalaureate) Program


Overview

 

Kennesaw State University’s Nursing Program offers an intensive, accelerated program for students who hold degrees in other disciplines. You are encouraged to declare Nursing as your major and begin taking the general education component of the program at your earliest convenience. Keep in mind, however, the Nursing program is highly competitive, with many more applicants than the number of students that can be accommodated. Students earning the greatest number of A’s and B’s in the prerequisite courses are the most likely for admission.

 

It is most advantageous to discuss your goals, timeline and outside commitments with the nursing advisement center staff to determine your course load. The two of you can then effectively plan your smooth progression into the Nursing Program.

 

Requirements and Prerequisites

 

Please note that acceptance to the Accelerated Nursing Program is separate from, and conditional to, acceptance to Kennesaw State University. CLICK HERE to go to the ONLINE APPLICATION.

 

Prior to attending your first class in the Accelerated Program, you must:

  • have been accepted to KSU and have a KSU ID number
  • hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. institution (or equivalent international degree with all KSU Core Requirements completed)
  • complete at least 7 of the following 12 prerequisite courses to apply to the nursing program, 5 of which must be from the math & science requirements (all 12 must be completed prior to entering the NURS 3209 Holistic Nursing course):

    MATH 1101 or MATH 1111 - Math Modeling or College Algebra

    MATH 1107 - Statistics

    CHEM 1151 AND LAB - Survey of Chemistry I & Lab*

    CHEM 1152 AND LAB - Survey of Chemistry II & Lab*

    BIOL 2221 AND LAB - Anatomy & Physiology I & Lab*

    BIOL 2222 AND LAB - Anatomy & Physiology II & Lab8

    BIOL 2261 - Microbiology & Lab*

    ENGL 1101 - English Comp I

    ENGL 1102 - English Comp II

    PSYC 1101 - General Psychology

    PSYC 3305 - Developmental Psychology

    SOCI 2105 or 2201 - General Sociology


    *Science courses older than 10 years at time of application, must be retaken for consideration into the program.
    * Check with the School of Nursing for acceptable substitutions *

    NOTE: Degreed applicants must successfully complete American History (HIST 2111 or 2112) & American Government (POLS 1101), as required by the State of Georgia. Make sure you meet this mandatory requirement prior to graduation.

  • have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.7
  • have a grade of C or better in all prerequisite and major requirements. Courses may only be repeated once.
  • Completion of the TEAS Entrance Exam (limited to 2 attempts within a one-year period) BEFORE THE APPLICATION DEADLINE. Study guide available at: www.ATItesting.com. Register for test at: http://www.kennesaw.edu/ksumall/ under WellStar School of Nursing, TEAS.

Program Application and Deadlines

 

Please CLICK HERE to go to the ONLINE APPLICATION. Deadlines are as follows:

  • Spring Semester (of any year):  Applications must be submitted between February 1 - June 30 for admission to the following January.
  • Fall Semester (of any year): Applications must be submitted between July 1 - January 31 for admission the following August.

 

Accelerated Curriculum Grid

 

The semester by semester course calendar varies by which semester you start in, as does the locations that the program is taught. Select the starting semester below to see the curriculum grid.

 

  • Beginning SPRING Semester
  • Beginning FALL Semester

Some classes may be taught online.

 

 

SPRING   SUMMER
BIOL 3317 3 hours   NURS 3313 6 hours
NURS 3209 6 hours   NURS 3303 3 hours
NURS 3309 3 hours   NURS 3302 3 hours
NURS 4402 3 hours   NURS Elective 3 hours
             
FALL   SPRING
NURS 3314 3 hours   NURS 4412 5 hours
NURS 3318 6 hours   NURS 4416 3 hours
NURS 4414 3 hours   NURS 4417 4 hours

Some classes may be taught online.

 

 

FALL   SPRING
BIOL 3317 3 hours   NURS 3302 3 hours
NURS 3209 6 hours   NURS 3303 3 hours
NURS 3309 3 hours   NURS 3313 6 hours
NURS 4402 3 hours   NURS 3314 3 hours
             
SUMMER   FALL
NURS 3318 6 hours   NURS 4412 5 hours
NURS 4414 3 hours   NURS 4416 3 hours
NURS Elective 3 hours   NURS 4417 4 hours

 

For more information and questions, please see the contact information on the Advisement Center page.