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

You can apply to the University online by following this link. As part of the application process, you will also apply to the School of Nursing. Once you have provided to us your nursing application, proceed to Step 3.

Step 3: Apply to the Nursing Program

Current Students: Consult with your pre-nursing advisor on how to complete the nursing application. Submit the completed application by email to drhodes@brenau.edu, by fax to 770-538-4666, or by mail to Brenau University, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville, GA 30501.

Transfer Students: You should have received your nursing application upon acceptance to Brenau University. Submit your completed application by email to jbenning@brenau.edu, by fax to 770-538-4701, or by mail to Brenau University, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville, GA 30501.

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: Decision

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 counselor at 770-534-6207.  For more information about the School of Nursing, you can reach us at 770-534-6260.