RN/BSN Advanced Placement Program



The Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Program ascribes to the Georgia RN/BSN Articulation Model. Advanced placement is available in the baccalaureate degree program for registered nurses. Successful completion of NURS 3320, Concepts of Nursing, a 3-hour, noncredit degree course, allows you to receive 25 semester hours of sophomore, junior and senior level nursing credits for NURS 3209, 3302, 3313, 3314, 3318 & 4414; and enter the clinical sequence at the senior level. This course can be taken only once. If you are not successful in its completion, no validation credits will be granted and you must complete the sophomore and junior levels of the nursing sequence.

Application deadline is August 15 to be considered for admission into the Spring Semester Bridge course. The Bridge course (NURS 3320) is offered only in Spring Semester each year. The clinical sequence begins in Summer Semester (June) each year.



Admission Requirements

  • Must be fully admitted into KSU and have a KSU ID number.
  • Must have met admissions requirements of the Georgia RN/BSN Articulation model.
  • Must have completed or be able to complete by the end of Fall Session:

    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

    BIOL 3317 - Pathophysiology

    ENGL 1101 - English Comp I

    ENGL 1102 - English Comp II

    PSYC 1101 - General Psychology

    PSYC 3305 - Developmental Psychology

    SOCI 2105 or 2201 - General Sociology

    NURS 3303 - Pharmacology in Nursing

    NURS 3309 - Health Assessment in Nursing

    If you plan to exempt any of the prerequisite requirements, you must do so by the end of Fall Semester or you will be required to take the course during Spring Semester
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.7.
  • A grade of C or better in all prerequisites and major coursework. Courses may only be repeated once.
  • A professional letter of reference.
  • Current valid Georgia RN license (must be shown to Nursing Administrator).

All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to entering the clinical nursing sequence.


GPAs will be ranked based on grade received, number of prerequisite courses completed, and total hours earned (KSU and/or transfer courses will be used).


NOTE: You must complete at least 30 semester hours of residency at Kennesaw State University to graduate



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 Civilization
  • HIST 2112 American History
  • HPS 1000 Wellness Concepts
  • POLS 1101 American Government
  • General Elective
  • General Elective

Upper Division Major Requirements

  • NURS 3320 Concepts of Professional Nursing (1)*
  • NURS 4412 Community Health Nursing (5) **
  • NURS 4402 Research in Nursing (3)
  • NURS 4403 Project Development in Nursing (3)
  • NURS 4416 Leadership in Nursing (3)
  • NURS 4418 Advanced Clinical Project (4) **
  • NURS Elective (3)


* NURS 3320, the "bridge" course, serves as a substitute for the lower level nursing courses NURS 3209, NURS 3302, NURS 3313, NURS 3314, NURS 3318, and NURS 4414. Thus successful completion of 3320 results in the awarding of 27 credit hours. However, this class can be taken only once, and if you are not successful in its completion, you will be required to complete the above sophomore and junior level coursework.


** NURS 4412 and NURS 4418 have a clinical component in addition to the classroom. NURS 4412 requires 135 total clinical hours which may be offered on a flexible schedule. NURS 4418 clinical is dependent upon type of project student pursues.


All upper division major requirements, with the exception of NURS 3320, NURS 4418, and the NURS elective courses are offered online once per year. Please note, however, that some online classes do require have some on-campus classroom days.



Calendar of Courses


Spring Summer Fall
NURS 3320 NURS 4412 NURS 4416
NURS 4402 NURS 4403 NURS 4418
NURS Elective    



Application and Deadline


Click here to go to the application to apply to the RN/BSN bridge program.


Applications must be submitted to the Admissions/Advisement Center, in person or by mail, by August 15th to be considered. The mailing address is:


WellStar School of Nursing

1000 Chastain Road, #1601

Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591