How do I apply for admission?
The application includes a two-step process. You must be admitted to Armstrong and apply to the nursing department for admission into the BSN program. Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to nursing.
Are there any prerequisites or entrance exams required for admission into the College of Nursing?
Yes. Applicants will be required to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). For more information regarding the TEAS test, please see the TEAS policy under Policies and Procedures.
How many students are selected each year and how do you make that selection?
We have two application periods:
Applications are available and accepted Spring and Fall semesters
Students meeting the requirements of a minimum GPA of 3.0 and completion of 54 hours of required core are awarded points for each grade on required courses and for previous degree. Students with the highest points are offered admission.
What is Armstrong Advantage?
Armstrong Advantage application guarantees a seat in the baccalaureate nursing program for enrolled Armstrong students who meet the following criteria
- has not attended another secondary institution
- complete core areas A and D
- maintained a GPA of 3.0
- no failures or repeating of courses
- successfully passed the TEAS
At this time students may fill out the Armstrong Advantage application and receive their letter of conditional acceptance to begin a future Department of Nursing semester. Students are still required to complete the remaining core areas (B,C, E, F, and PE) at Armstrong with no repeats or failures. Students who fail to meet the criteria for Armstrong Advantage application must apply for regular admission during the next admission cycle.
What is the Wait List and how does it work?
Should the accepted students be unable to start the program, their replacements will be chosen from the wait list. Being on the wait list does not guarantee admission. Students on the wait list who are not admitted must reapply to be considered at the next admission cycle.
What is the profile of admitted students?
The number of applicants applying to our Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program has increased significantly which, in turn, has increased the competitiveness for admission.
Is the BS in Nursing Program offered as a part-time or full-time program?
The program is designed to be completed in four semesters. However, a part-time option is available. Students who choose the part-time course, must complete all nursing courses within four years.
I am taking core at another institution. How can I tell if a course at my present college will transfer to Armstrong?
https://calicojack.armstrong.edu/PROD/zwsktrna.P_find_state is a web-based data information system. This program provides a transfer equivalency table to prospective and currently enrolled students as a guide in determining Armstrong course equivalencies (CORE only) at University System of Georgia and area institutions. Please check with our advising department for transfer of credits.
If I am currently a nursing student at another university how can I transfer to Armstrong's Department of Nursing and keep my nursing credits?
Transfer students who have nursing course credit must supply a letter of good standing from the dean of the school of nursing, transcripts, course descriptions and syllabi for consideration by the Armstrong Atlantic State University Department of Nursing. At least 1/2 of the nursing courses must be completed at Armstrong.
I am a registered nurse. I would like to pursue a BSN, but I can't quit my job. What does the Department have for me?
There is an RN Options program designed for the working RN. Students meeting the required admission criteria may select BSN or MSN option.
If I earn a degree in nursing, can I pursue graduate studies at Armstrong?
Absolutely! The Department of Nursing offers the MSN with tracks in Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Nursing Administration.
I have a Bachelor's (or Master's) Degree that is not in nursing. Am I eligible to apply for the BSN program?
Yes, post-baccalaureate students are considered for admission. Prior to admission, you will need to complete the following courses: Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II with labs, Microbiology with lab, Introduction to Psychology, Human Growth & Development, and Statistics. Prior to graduation from Armstrong, you must also meet the legislative requirement for Georgia History/Government.
For more information, please contact the Nursing Department at 912.344.2575