Traditional Baccalaureate Program


Overview

 

The Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Program offers a generic traditional and accelerated BSN for students who want to become a registered nurse and a bridge RN-BSN completion option for registered nurses with an associate degree or diploma in nursing.    The curriculum includes courses in the humanities and the biological and social sciences as well as the theoretical and clinical practice background necessary for the practice of professional nursing.  Bridge RN-BSN students are admitted once annually in January while pre-licensure, generic traditional and accelerated students are admitted each spring and fall semester to maintain smaller classes.

 

Requirements and Prerequisites


Kennesaw State University’s Nursing program encourages you 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.

 

The nursing application is separate from the University’s general admission application. CLICK HERE to go to the ONLINE APPLICATION.

 

Our nursing admission requirements include:

  • Must have applied to KSU and have KSU ID number.
  • Must 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 (biology & chemistry) 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 & Lab*

    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

  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.7.
  • 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 September 1 - January 31 for admission the following August.


General Core Requirements

 

ART 1107 or MUSI 1107 or TPS 1107 or DANC 1107 Fine Arts
COM 1109 or FL 1002 or PHIL 2200 Humanities
ECON 1100 Economics
ENGL 2110 World Literature
HIST 1110 World History
HIST 2112 American History
HPS 1000 Wellness Concepts
POLS 1101 American Government
General Elective
General Elective

 

Major Course Requirements

 

BIOL 3317 Pathophysiology
NURS 3209 Holistic Nursing
NURS 3302 Professionalism & Ethics
NURS 3303 Pharmacology
NURS 3309 Health Assessment
NURS 3313 Adult Health
NURS 3314 Mental Health
NURS 3318 Parent & Child
NURS 4402 Research
NURS 4412 Community Health
NURS 4414 Complex Health
NURS 4416 Leadership
NURS 4417 Clinical Practicum
NURS Elective

 


Calendar of Courses

 

Five Semesters - courses must be taken sequentially. Schedule varies depending on which semester you begin classes - choose below:

 

  • Beginning FALL Semester
  • Beginning SPRING Semester
First Semester Fall  
Nurs 3209 Holistic Nursing
4-6-6
Nurs 3309 Health Assessment
2-3-3
Biol 3317 Pathophysiology
3-0-3
Second Semester Spring
Nurs 3302 Professionalism & Ethics
3-0-3
Nurs 3303 Pharmacology
3-0-3
Nurs 3313 Adult Health
3-9-6
*First Summer Semester: No Classes
Third Semester Fall
Nurs 3314 Mental Health
2-3-3
Nurs 3318 Parent/ Child
3-9-6
Nurs Elec Nursing Elective
3-0-3
Fourth Semester Spring
Nurs 4402 Research
3-0-3
Nurs 4412 Community
2-9-5
Nurs 4414 Complex Health
3-0-3
Fifth Semester Summer
Nurs 4416 Leadership
2-0-3
Nurs 4417 Clinical Practicum
0-12-4
First Semester Spring  
Nurs 3209 Holistic Nursing
4-6-6
Nurs 3309 Health Assessment
2-3-3
Biol 3317 Pathophysiology
3-0-3
*First Summer Semester: No Classes
Second Semester Fall
Nurs 3302 Professionalism & Ethics
3-0-3
Nurs 3303 Pharmacology
3-0-3
Nurs 3313 Adult Health
3-9-6
Third Semester Spring
Nurs 3314 Mental Health
2-3-3
Nurs 3318 Parent/ Child
3-9-6
Nurs Elec Nursing Elective
3-0-3
Fourth Semester Summer
Nurs 4402 Research
3-0-3
Nurs 4412 Community
2-9-5
Nurs 4414 Complex Health
3-0-3
Fifth Semester Fall
Nurs 4416 Leadership
2-0-3
Nurs 4417 Clinical Practicum
0-12-4

 

 

 

 

Numbers after course titles (i.e., 3-0-3) designate number of class hours per week, number of lab hours per week, and semester hours of credit for the completed course.