Best fit for:
• Those who have a passion for helping others
• Students who are interested in a career in nursing and want be well prepared for NCLEX certification
The nursing program at Piedmont University maintains accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The program is also approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing.
Summary aggregate data for our program on NCLEX performance, program completion/graduation rate, and job placement for the past 3 years is available to view. See our Program outcome .
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The four-year bachelor of science in nursing degree prepares nurse generalists to work with individuals, families, and communities in a variety of health care settings. This program provides a foundation in the liberal arts and the biological, social, and behavioral sciences.
The program includes a clinical practice component that gives students the opportunity to apply their nursing theory and skills in multiple health care settings. All students have the opportunity to work with under-served populations as a part of their clinical practice.
Piedmont’s R.H. Daniel School of Nursing professors are dedicated to providing an outstanding and personalized program of study that prepares you to enter the professional workforce.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree may be completed in four academic years for students entering at the freshman level. All required nursing courses must be completed within four years.
Graduates of the four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Successful completion of this exam is required to practice as a professional registered nurse.
The Application Process
Applications open on September 1. Apply to Piedmont University by January 18. The nursing application closes on January 25. Candidates must be 18 by August 1 in order to be considered for admission to the program. You must apply to Piedmont University by January 18, be accepted, and then apply to the BSN Nursing Program by January 29.
The BSN nursing program begins in the summer on both the Demorest and Athens campuses.
Piedmont University offers an Early Decision option for BSN program applicants who have a cumulative 3.25 GPA, at least an 80 on the TEAS or at least an 85 on the HESI, 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. Applicants will be notified by December 21. 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 25. Candidates should have a minimum 3.0 GPA and a TEAS that is competitive with the national average (the current national average is 70), or at least an 80 in each area of the HESI. Candidates must be 18 prior to starting the program in order to apply.
Admission is competitive and meeting application requirements does not guarantee an offer to the program. All applicants are also encouraged to apply early as the program slots may fill quickly.
|1. Apply to Piedmont University. Acceptance is required in order to apply to the BSN program if not currently a student—we cannot process any application until accepted into the university. Currently Piedmont does not charge an application fee. Deadline for applying to Piedmont if not currently enrolled is December 1.|
|2. All students must have their Piedmont University 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
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What can I do with a major in NURSING?
The four-year bachelor of science degree in nursing prepares nurse generalists to work with individuals, families, and communities in a variety of health care settings.