APPLICATION TO THE NURSING PROGRAM
Students from other nursing programs
options for LPN's
Students must apply for admission
into the nursing program due to limited enrollment. Enrollment is limited to a
specific number based on clinical spaces and resources available. Students must
obtain an application from their assigned nursing advisors. The Application Deadline
for all students seeking admission into the ASU Nursing Program is February 1st.
Applicants for admission to the nursing program will be expected to meet the following
be accepted for admission to Augusta State University.
Must meet with their nursing advisor.
Must have an adjusted Nursing Grade Point Average (NGPA)
of at least 2.5 at the end of Spring Semester of the academic year of application.
The Nursing GPA is computed from grades of core courses required for the nursing
program using the most recent attempt of a repeated course. An applicant may have
no more than one repeat of each core course required for the nursing program.
Students with ASU
records must have an institutional GPA of 2.0 and a nursing GPA of 2.5 at the
end of Spring Semester of the academic year of application.
If transfer student, courses transferred for nursing
core must meet nursing GPA requirements of 2.5 and transfer GPA must be at least
A student must submit
application for admission to the Department of Nursing by October 31st for the Spring Semester of the same academic year and by February 1st for the Fall Semester of the next academic year. (An academic year is defined as August of one year to May of the next year.)
The initial screening for selection of applicants will be based on a ranked score of the adjusted NGPA and a weighted score based on the semester core courses completed by the end of fall semester of the academic year of application and the grades from those courses. Points will be given for any nursing core course(s) the student is enrolled in during spring semester. Proof of enrollment must be submitted by the student. Grades from those courses will be reviewed to determine if grade requirements have been maintained. Students are admitted into the nursing program upon the recommendation of the nursing faculty and with the approval of the department chair. Background checks are required for all students accepted into the nursing program. Students are subject to random drug screening throughout the program.
STUDENTS FROM OTHER NURSING PROGRAMS
Students who wish to transfer from other nursing programs must apply to ASU and meet
the regular ASU admission requirements along with the nursing program requirements. In addition, they will be required to submit two letters of reference from the previous program: one from the Chair/Director of the program and the other from the faculty member of the last clinical nursing course. For transfer students accepted into the ASU program, placement into the nursing curriculum will be determined by review of course descriptions and content outlines of nursing courses from the previous institution.
Students who have a recorded grade of less than “C” in one nursing course attempted in another nursing program will be required to meet all the regular institutional admission requirements as well as nursing program requirements. In addition, these students will be required to submit two letters of reference from the previous nursing program: one from the Chair/Director of the program, and one other letter from the clinical faculty member in the nursing course in which the student earned the grade of less than “C.” If the student is accepted into the ASU nursing program, placement into the nursing curriculum will be determined by review on course descriptions and content outlines of nursing courses successfully completed (grade of “C” or better earned) from the previous institution.
The decision to admit transfer students will be made on a case by case basis. Because achievement of a grade of “C” or better in each nursing course (including nursing courses transferred into Augusta State University from other nursing programs) is necessary for successful program completion and because a nursing course may be repeated at most only once, students who have two or more recorded grades lower than “C” in nursing courses from their previous nursing program(s) will not be considered for admission into the ASU Nursing program.
OPTIONS FOR LPNs
LPNs who hold a current and valid Practical
Nurse License in the State of Georgia have three options for entry into the nursing
LPNs may enter into the first nursing course, Foundations of Nursing Practice
and progress through the entire curriculum. This option may be the choice of a
new LPN with no experience or someone who has had a very narrow scope of practice.
The same requirements for admission noted previously must be fulfilled and a minimum
of the pre-requisite core courses for NURS 1101 must be completed.
Allows qualified LPNs to receive credit for the first semester
of the nursing sequence (NURS 1101) and enter NURS 1102. Students must have completed
pre requisites for NURS 1102.This option may appeal to students who still must
complete a number of core requirements and /or students who prefer a slower pace.
this option, qualified LPNs are given the opportunity to complete the ASU Nursing
Program in one calendar year. To be considered for this fast track option, the
qualified LPN must (a) be accepted into ASU, (b) have completed all prerequisite
core requirements for Nursing 2201, and (c) meet the admission criteria for the
ASU Department of Nursing. Those qualified LPNs who gain acceptance into the nursing
program, are given permission by the ASU Nursing Department to enroll in Nursing
1103 (LPN Transition Course). Students who are successful in Nursing 1103 are
exempted from first year nursing courses (Nursing 1101 and 1102). The students
will advance to the second year nursing courses, providing they continue to meet
all other progression criteria.
Post-Baccalaureate students must be admitted
to Augusta State University. They are required to have a minimum grade of "C"
in College Algebra and are required to complete Core Area F only of the core curriculum.
Minimum nursing grade point average, institutional grade point averages, transfer
grade point averages, course repeat policy, and application deadlines remain in
effect. (see APPLICATION TO THE NURSING PROGRAM).