East Georgia State College (EGSC) does not have a pre-licensed nursing program. However, EGSC does have a collaborative agreement with several Technical Colleges of Georgia to assist their Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) graduates to advance their degree through our RN-BSN Bridge Program.
You must first be a registered nurse with a current RN license to apply to the RN-BSN Bridge Program. Please keep in mind that nursing program admission can be a competitive process with those applicants with the highest GPA being accepted into the program. Making certain that your academic performance in core courses are at a grade of “C” or better will increase your opportunity to be competitive. A GPA of 2.5 or higher is required for acceptance into EGSC’s RN-BSN Bridge Program. If your GPA is below 2.5, we encourage you to take additional core courses that you may not have taken in order to increase your GPA.
The RN-BSN Bridge program will have an application period for Fall and Spring semesters. There are two steps to the application process:
You can apply online for admission to EGSC.
NOTE: Applicants must apply and be accepted by EGSC prior to applying to the RN-BSN Bridge Program.
Application periods for the RN-BSN Bridge program are:
Four Academic Semesters.
EGSC’s RN-BSN Program is an online nursing program. However, there is a mandatory two-day orientation for the program during the first week of the first semester. The cohort may also decide to host a white coat ceremony during the second semester in the program.
Yes, this program does include a clinical. Typically, the required clinical in three (3) courses are conducted with a preceptor in your community that has been selected by the student and approved by a course faculty member. The clinical hours are obtained in courses you would not have attended during your ASN training (Community Nursing, Leadership and Capstone). Clinical laboratory space and computer labs will be available, if needed by a student. The nursing program faculty will assist the students to maintain campus travel to a minimum.
There are three (3) courses in EGSC’s RN-BSN Bridge Program that will require clinical hours: (1) Health Promotions in Communities, (2) Professional Nurse as a Leader/Designer/Manager and Coordinator of Care, and (3) The Capstone course, Current Trends, Issues & Interventions: Best Practices in Nursing. The faculty will use creative methods to assure the best clinical learning experiences for each student. The student will be required to initiate an EGSC Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the preceptor the semester prior to the scheduled clinical rotation.
It is recommended that you complete the core courses prior to admission into EGSC’s RN-BSN Bridge Program to assist you in managing your workload and family obligations. However, if you have not completed all the core course requirements, you may petition to the nursing program director for permission to enter the program. Your nursing faculty desire for you to have a pleasurable learning experience at EGSC, so please allow us to share our academic advisement to support you in the program.
All applicants will be notified via the U.S. Postal Service of their acceptance status into the EGSC RN-BSN Bridge Program. Letters of notification will be mailed prior to registration for the semester. Please do not call the nursing department or the EGSC Office of Admissions repeatedly to seek your nursing program admission status. Please make certain that you have provided a working phone number and email address on both of your admission applications so that we can reach you should the need arise.
Yes, EGSC will accept transfer credits from other regionally accredited colleges and universities. A Grade of “C” or better is required for most courses. A minimum of 30 semester hours must be completed at EGSC to complete the RN-BSN Bridge Program. Please refer to EGSC’s Course Catalog for additional information.
Your core courses do not have an expiration date in the EGSC RN-BSN Bridge Program.
EGSC’s RN-BSN Bridge Program is one of the most affordable RN-BSN bridge programs in the U.S. The estimated cost of completing the EGSC RN-BSN Bridge Program is around $5000.
Yes, once you have been accepted into the nursing program. The USG policy requires that students enrolled in nursing programs must have official documentation to support current Health Insurance coverage or complete a waiver if you already have your own personal Health Insurance Policy, or pay the cost of Health Insurance each semester through the EGSC Business Office. Each student will also be required to maintain Professional Nursing Liability/Malpractice Insurance throughout enrollment in the nursing program. The Professional Nursing Liability/Malpractice Insurance is purchased independently and a copy of the official policy must be submitted to the nursing department. More information on Student Health Insurance at EGSC.
For questions regarding content or for further information, please email the department chair: Dr. Linda Upchurch
Information subject to change.