- (a) be enrolled or readmitted to the College in “good academic standing” with a minimum Macon State College GPA of 2.50 and a minimum cumulative overall academic GPA of 3.00 in courses required in the nursing curriculum.
(b) be admitted to the College for the first time as a transfer student in “good academic standing” with a minimum overall transfer GPA of 2.50 and minimum cumulative overall academic GPA of 3.00 in courses required in the nursing curriculum.
(c) student may submit an application to the RN-BSN Completion Program (available on-line at www.maconstate.edu) from January 4 – April 15 for Fall admission to the traditional classroom on the Macon campus. An application to the ONLINE program is available from October 1 - November 1, 2012.
(d) applicants must be fully admitted to Macon State College by April 1st for Fall admission and by October 15, 2012 for the ONLINE spring admission. All admission materials must be properly executed and submitted to the Macon State College Admissions Office.
- Students who have completed BIOL 1114K, BIOL 1124K, BIOL 1134K, ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, and MATH courses must attain a grade of at least a "C" in each course.
- Students are required to complete all of the general education courses for the baccalaureate core (60 hours) which includes the Macon State College technology and oral competency requirements, and the legislative requirements prior to entering the nursing sequence.
- Students must have graduated from an accredited Associate degree or Diploma Nursing Program or fulfilled the Georgia RN-BSN articulation requirements.
- Students must have a current and valid unrestricted RN license to practice in the state of Georgia. Students must maintain a current and valid unrestricted RN license throughout enrollment in the nursing program
- Student must submit a copy of their transcript(s) to the Nursing Program.
- Students who have failed a total of two nursing courses will not be allowed to progress in the Nursing Program.
- Applicants who are accepted for admission into the RN-BSN Completion Program but do not enter the nursing class must reapply for admission.
- The Nursing Programs Admissions, Recruitment, and Retention Committee will evaluate all applicants who meet the admission criteria and select the best qualified applicants.
The RN-BSN Completion Program adheres to the Georgia RN-BSN Articulation Plan for the admission and acceptance of students into the nursing program. Students who do not meet eligibility requirements to be accepted into the nursing courses will need to complete the following requirements prior to acceptance into the RN-BSN Completion Program:
- Completion of validation testing will be required of all associate degree or diploma graduates who graduated from non-NLNAC accredited schools outside the state of Georgia, who graduated more than four years ago, and have less than 1,000 clinical practice hours. Successful completion of the four subsets of the National League for Nursing (NLNAC - ACE II) is required to validate current knowledge in the areas of Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Adult Health, and Psychiatric Nursing.
- Clinical competencies will be validated through psychomotor skills evaluation by BSN Faculty. A list of selected skills and evaluation criteria will be provided to students prior to examination. Evaluation of psychomotor skills will occur prior to acceptance into the RN-BSN Completion Program.
- Upon successful completion of examination and skills requirements, admission to the RN-BSN Completion Program, and completion of NURS 3100, Advanced Standing Course Credit ranging from 1-30 hours for NURS 3160 will be awarded. RN-BSN Completion Program students will then follow the Progression, Dismissal and Readmission standards applicable to all nursing students.
- Students have one opportunity to demonstrate clinical competencies on the psychomotor skills exams. If a student is not successful in completing one or more components of the required NLNAC ACE II validation tests, an individual remediation plan will be developed. After completion of the remediation plan, the student will have a total of two opportunities to successfully complete the required testing in each area in which they were unsuccessful.