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Nursing Advanced Placement Track LPN/LVN-BSN

Credit Hours: 120

The School of Nursing offers an innovative program, the Advanced Placement Track, whereby the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is eligible to earn college credit for education advancement. The faculty recognize that LPNs have knowledge and skills which support the opportunity for advanced placement.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete a Georgia Southern University application and be accepted into the university. Students must be accepted into the university prior to being accepted into the program.
  • An unencumbered GA LPN license for at least 12 months prior to application
  • An overall GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in all courses
  • Must be able to meet the Core Performance Standards
  • Complete 54 semester hours of core curriculum to include all areas A, D and F.
    • Repeating more than one course (didactic) or repeating one course (didactic) more than once in Areas A or D or F (thus 2 failures in one area) to earn a passing grade of C or better, makes the student ineligible for admission.
    • Area F science course credits may not have been earned longer than 5 years before the time of application.
  • All applicants must achieve a cumulative score of at least 75 percent on the HESI Admission Assessment (A2) Exam in the following five areas:  Anatomy and Physiology, Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary and General Knowledge, and Math within the last 12 months.

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In order to be considered for the BSN program for the Fall/Spring admission cycle, applicants must have met regular admission requirements before the application deadlines. Applicants must meet all current BSN admission In order to be considered for the BSN program for any admission cycle, applicants must have met regular admission requirements before the application deadlines listed on our website. Applicants must meet all current BSN admission criteria and follow the same application process. Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to the School of Nursing.

Application Deadline

Fall AdmissionApplications open January 1
Spring AdmissionApplications open August 1

Upon Acceptance

After admission to Georgia Southern University, the student will make an appointment with their academic advisor. Upon acceptance into the Nursing program, the student must communicate with the program director to review challenge options.

The LPN-BSN student will have the opportunity to challenge up to two nursing courses:

  • NURS 3101: Skills and Essentials of Nursing Practice
  • NURS 3107: Adult Health Nursing 1

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate core knowledge from the liberal arts, sciences, and nursing as the foundation for entry level professional practice.   
  2. Use knowledge of organizational systems, leadership principles, and resources to become responsible, safe, and accountable entry level professional nurses that demonstrate professional standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct.
  3. Develop entry level clinical judgment/decision making by using healthcare information, technology, scholarship, inquiry, and current evidence to improve individual and population healthcare outcomes.
  4. Demonstrate entry level inter-professional communication to develop collaborative partnerships for improving patient health outcomes.

Need more information? Contact us!

Armstrong Campus

Susan Hendrix, Ph.D., RN
BSN Program Director
Phone: 912-344-2886
Email: susanhendrix@georgiasouthern.edu

Statesboro Campus

Nikiya Lewis, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
BSN Program Director
Phone: 912-478-5242
Email: nlewis@georgiasouthern.edu

Professional License Disclosure

The School of Nursing anticipates that graduates of this program will seek the following professional state licenses:  Professional Registered Nurse (RN)

The School of Nursing has determined that the required classes and educational activities of this academic program will qualify a graduate of this program to take the exam for a Registered Nurse license in the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia, and four U.S. territories: American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands. Students graduating from our program, passing the NCLEX-RN exam, and successfully completing a background check would be eligible to apply for licensure in any state.

The School of Nursing has not determined whether the required classes and educational activities of this academic program will qualify a graduate of this program to take the exam for a Registered Nurse license (or certificate) for any state not set forth above. Visit the NCSBN to determine the requirements of your state or territory.  

Last updated: 12/18/2023