Apply to the School of Nursing

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How to apply to the Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing


Step 1: Review nursing admissions criteria

Follow this link to review the initial admissions criteria. If you meet these criteria, proceed to Step 2.

Step 2: Apply to Brenau University

If you are currently enrolled at Brenau University, skip this step and proceed to Step 3; otherwise, you must first apply to the University. You can do this online by following this link. You will also need to provide official transcripts from all the colleges and universities you have attended. Contact your prior educational institutions to acquire your transcripts. Submit your application and official copies of your transcripts to the Office of Admissions, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville, GA 30501.

Once you have received confirmation that you have been accepted into Brenau University via a letter of acceptance, proceed to Step 3.

Step 3: Apply to the School of Nursing

To apply to the School of Nursing, print and complete the application form found here: Nursing Application Form.

Then, if you are a current student at Brenau University, fax your completed application to 770-538-4666, or mail it to theMary Inez Grindle School of Nursing, 500 Washington St SE, Gainesville, GA 30501.  Please contact Dr. Sandra Allen, sallen2@brenau.edu, with any questions.

If you are transferring from another Institution, please send your completed application to the Office of Admissions as noted on the application.  Please contact Jennifer Benning, 770-534-6207 / jbenning@brenau.edu, with any questions.

Once you have provided to us your nursing application, proceed to Step 4.

Step 4: Sign up for the HESI admissions exam

Click here for more information on registering for the HESI admissions exam. The admissions test can be taken twice in any calendar year. There is no current limit on the number of years the test can be taken. Once you have completed this exam, proceed to Step 5.

Step 5: Acceptance

At this point, the Admissions and Progressions committee will review your application. If you have met the initial admissions criteria (see Step 1 above), you will be notified of the committee’s decision in writing via postal mail. If accepted into the program the acceptance packet will include instructions for the next steps in the process.

Thank you for your interest in joining Brenau University’s Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing!


If you have any questions about your application during this process, please contact an admissions specialist at 770-534-6207.  For more information about the School of Nursing, you can reach us at 770-534-6260.

General inquiries: info@brenau.edu, +1-770-534-6299 or +1-800-252-5119 | Admissions: admissions@brenau.edu, +1-770-534-6100 or +1-800-252-5119 ext. 6100