BSN Application Requirements
Applications for 2019 are now open!
The BSN nursing program begins in the summer on both campuses.
YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL THE STEPS BELOW TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ADMISSION TO THE SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES. Please review all of the steps below and read carefully BEFORE you begin the application process.
Piedmont College offers an Early Decision option for BSN program applicants who have a cumulative 3.25 GPA, at least an 80 on the TEAS, have at least one required science, math, and English completed, and meet all other admission criteria. The deadline for submission of all required documents for Early Decision is November 15, 2018. Applicants will be notified by December 21, 2018. If an applicant does not meet early decision criteria, the application will be evaluated during the general admission cycle. The general admission application deadline for nursing remains January 31, 2019. Candidates should have a minimum 3.0 GPA and a TEAS that is competitive with the national average (current national average is 70). Admission is competitive and meeting application requirements does not guarantee an offer to the program. Applicants are also encouraged to apply early as the program slots may fill quickly.
UPDATE: We are now accepting the HESI or the TEAS. You may take either test. We recommend a minimum score of 75 in each area of the HESI.
|1. Apply to Piedmont College (acceptance to the college is required in order to apply to the BSN program if not currently a student—we cannot process any application until accepted into the college. Currently Piedmont does not charge an application fee. Deadline for applying to Piedmont if not currently enrolled is December 1, 2018.|
|2. All students must have their Piedmont College student ID number in order to complete their nursing application.|
|3. Students admitted to the BSN program must have no more than 2 outstanding Gen Ed courses PRIOR to beginning the program. These outstanding credits may not include those in the following required areas: Sciences, Math, Statistics, Human Growth and Development, and English. Students who have not met nor are in progress to complete these requirements will not be considered. Due to the rigor of the nursing program, missing more than two general education credits is difficult to accomplish in that all general education must be completed PRIOR to Fall of the last year in the nursing program. Students who fail to complete required general education by Fall of their senior year will be delayed with their graduation.|
|4. Apply to the BSN program when applications open each September. Currently Piedmont does not charge an application fee for the nursing program. In order to submit your application, you will need ALL of the following ready to upload. Please read these instructions carefully. Incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed.
|5. Choose a Campus: The nursing program is consistent across both campuses with faculty involved in team teaching, clinical sites, and lab/simulation learning. Faculty travel to both campuses to deliver the program. Only the Demorest campus offers on-site housing with a meal-plan. From an accreditation standpoint, we are required to track students across the campus of admission, therefore once a student begins on a campus; it is not possible to transfer to the other site. It is important for you to indicate your campus preference on the application. If you are willing to accept placement at either campus, select that option. Applications for each campus fluctuate yearly and your chances of acceptance may be less if you are only able to choose one site. Once you accept the placement, you are committed to that campus for the duration of the program.|
|6. Application Deadlines
|7. Acceptance Notification—Please note that the application process is competitive.
|8. Next Steps
All official transcripts and completed applications are due by January 31, 2019 in order to ensure your application can be considered. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE PIEDMONT COLLEGE AND THE SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES HAVE RECEIVED ALL NECESSARY DOCUMENTS PRIOR TO THE DATES ABOVE.
P.O. Box 10
Demorest, GA 30535
Fax Number: 706-778-0701
For more information, please contact:
Adrienne Robinson at email@example.com or make an appointment to meet with your advisor.