Accelerated Baccalaureate Program

Prerequisite Requirements


The minimum requirements for consideration for admission to the BSN program are:

  • Must have been accepted to KSU and have 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 - Fundamentals of Chemistry I & Lab*

    CHEM 1152 AND LAB - Fundamentals 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 - 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.

  • 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:
    • Register for test at: KSU Marketplace

If you have any questions about the accelerated BSN program prerequisites, course substitutions, or any other aspect of the program, please contact an advisor to learn more.