Nursing (R.N. to B.S.N.)
The RN to BSN program is designed for practicing professional nurses to enhance their position within the profession.
Advanced Placement for RN Students
Brenau participates in the Georgia R.N./B.S.N. Articulation Plan. According to this plan, validation of previous nursing knowledge is not required for A.D.N. or Diploma graduates from a nationally accredited program who have at least 1000 hours of clinical practice in the last 3 years or who graduated within the last 4 years. Individuals who meet these requirements will be given credit for a block of coursework that equates to 43 credit hours of coursework in the standard BSN program. These course credits are held in escrow until the R.N.-B.S.N. student successfully completes NG 301R-RN Bridge: Conceptual Basis of Professional Nursing, which is a 3 hour course. This course introduces the R.N. student to the theoretical model, organizing framework and outcomes of the B.S.N. curriculum. This course is designed to assist the R.N. with socialization into higher education in nursing.
Students in the RN-BSN program must have a valid RN license as a registered nurse in Georgia or in the state in which the clinical experiences will be conducted. A copy of the current RN license will be maintained in the student’s file.
Admissions Documents RequirementsOfficial College Transcripts, RN License
Admissions GPA Requirements
Transfer: 2.75 from all College transcripts
Additional Admissions Requirements
Valid RN License; official transcripts from all institutions attended including documentation of ASN, ADN or diploma from a nationally accredited program, minimum of 2.50 GPA for science courses of BY 206/L , BY209/L and BY 210/L or equivalent.
Brenau University participates in NC-SARA.