Traditional B.S.N. Full-Time Program

College:
Health Sciences
> Nursing
Availability:
Gainesville Day, Women's College
Type:
Bachelor's Degree, Undergraduate
Degree:
B.S.N.

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Contact us today at admissions@brenau.edu to secure your spot. Our admissions are based on a first come, first served basis.

Already have a bachelor’s? Consider our Accelerated BSN program to complete your degree in as few as 16 months.

 

Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program puts you on track to becoming the health care provider you’ve always wanted to be. With over 50 years experience training nurses, Brenau’s nursing program is devoted to helping students succeed. Our faculty are here to enhance your talents, so you have the tools to pursue a stable and fulfilling career in one of America’s fastest growing fields.

Duration
Four semesters
Location
Gainesville
Class Type
On-Ground

Accreditation

This program is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Entry Options

  • Direct Entry Program for Freshmen Applicants
  • Traditional Entry Program for Transfer Applicants
  • Pre-Nursing Program to Prepare for Entry to the Nursing Program

Program Highlights

  • Leave with the tools to pursue a stable and fulfilling career
  • Receive quality instruction from a diverse group of professors with field experience 
  • Join the Brenau Association of Nursing students and be set up for leadership opportunities
  • Direct Entry students gain special status, which allows them to take some nursing courses prior to entering the clinical phase of the program
  • Receive individualized attention with our 13:1 student-to-teacher ratio
  • Earn your degree through a program with more than 50 years experience in preparing nurses
  • Join the Brenau Association of Nursing students and be set up for leadership opportunities
  • Receive a strong undergraduate liberal arts education in a supportive environment
  • Have the option to study abroad in BY 151 International Field Biology and BY 340 Island Microcosms
  • Earn merit-based scholarships that can be renewed for four years as long as you meet the criteria

Direct entry admission requirements for freshman applicants

  • 3.0 minimum high school GPA
  • Strong course selection in math and laboratory science

Admission requirements for transfer applicants

  • 3.0 minimum GPA 
  • 2.75 minimum science GPA
  • 75 minimum score on HESI Admission Exam
  • All official college transcripts
  • High school transcript if less than 30 hours are earned at a regionally accredited college
  • Criminal background check
  • Drug screening

Don’t yet meet these requirements?

We’ve got you covered. You can take the Bachelor of Science in Health Science Pre-nursing concentration to prepare for a transition into the BSN program.

Coursework Overview

Visit the Brenau Catalog to view the coursework.

How to apply to the Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing’s BSN Program

Step 1: 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 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 or by mail to Brenau University, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville, GA 30501.

Step 2: Sign up for the HESI admissions exam

Get more information about registering for the HESI admissions exam on our HESI information page. The test can be taken twice in the first half of the year and twice in the second half of the year, for a total of four attempts per year. Students must wait six weeks between HESI exam attempts.

Step 3: Decision

The Admissions and Progressions Committee will review your application. If you have met the initial admissions criteria, you will be notified of the committee’s decision in writing via mail. If accepted into the program, you will receive an acceptance packet with instructions for the next steps in this process. 

We’re thrilled you’re interested in joining Brenau’s Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing, and we hope to see you soon!

Questions about the application process?

Contact Jennifer Benning, admissions counselor, at 770-534-6207 or jbenning@brenau.edu

Not sure if you qualify? Apply anyway

Everyone is evaluated on all admission criteria. However, we may consider those who don’t meet all the requirements, but display talent and experience suitable for admission. If you’re hesitant about your credentials, we encourage you to give it a shot anyway. You may end up being a perfect fit. Contact us today at admissions@brenau.edu.

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