Nursing

Nursing Undergraduate Admissions

Spring 2015 BSN Application

Spring Admission

Applications for Spring 2015 semester will be available August 26th through October 3rd.   Applications received after the deadline are considered ineligible and will not be evaluated

Admission to the BSN program is very competitive. Armstrong's nursing program admits 80 students each Spring and Fall semester.  Applications for Fall admission will be available during  the Spring semester.  Applications for Spring  admission will be available during the Fall Semester.

If you are transferring to Armstrong from another University, click here to see if your courses are equivalent.

 

Fall Admission

Applications for Fall 2015 semester will be available on TBA.  The deadline for the applications is TBA.   Applications received after the deadline are considered ineligible and will not be evaluated.

All applicants, including current Armstrong students, must turn in official transcripts from current and previous colleges attended.  Transcripts must be attached to the paper application.  When filling out a transcript request form, make sure the transcripts are sent to you, not our department.   Students must be accepted to Armstrong before they can apply for the BSN program. 

The Accelerated BSN program only accepts students in the Fall semster.

If you are transferring to Armstrong from another University, click here to see if your courses are equivalent. 

Graduate Admission

The Graduate Nursing Program admits students during all semesters:  Fall, Spring, and Summer on a space available basis. 

Admission Standards

The admission standards listed below are applicable to students in all MSN degree tracks.

Prerequisites

  1. Undergraduate elementary statistics or a statistics oriented methodology course
  2. Pre-admission interview preferred
  3. Basic knowledge of computer operations strongly recommended
  4. Undergraduate health appraisal/physical assessment course (for Adult-Gerontological Acute Care and Primary Care NP tracks)

Regular Admission    

  1. Completed requirements for a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited institution.
  2. Current unrestricted Georgia RN license to practice nursing.
  3. A score of no less than 150 (verbal) and 141 (quantitative) on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or a scaled score of 402 or higher on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) OR Eligibility for GRE/MAT  Waiver (See section for GRE/MAT Waiver Requirements)
  4. A Letter of Intent is required and should describe the applicant’s interest in obtaining a Master of Science in Nursing degree (or a Post Master’s Certificate) as well as depicting professional experiences predictive of future success in graduate nursing education. The letter will be evaluated for clarity of thought, writing style and grammar/syntax.
  5. The following documents are also required for admission to the MSN Program:
  6. Applicants should submit all materials to Armstrong’s Office of Admissions well in advance of the application cut-off date. All applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the Graduate Nursing Application Subcommittee. Students will be notified of admission decisions by the Office of Admissions.

Provisional Admission

  1. Completed requirements for a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited institution.
  2. A score of no less than 150 (verbal) and 138 (quantitative) on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (or a scaled score of 389 or higher on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) OR Eligibility for GRE/MAT Waiver (See section for GRE/MAT Waiver Requirements)
  3. A Letter of Intent is required and should describe the applicant’s interest in obtaining a Master of Science in Nursing degree (or a Post Master’s Certificate) as well as depicting professional experiences predictive of future success in graduate nursing education. The letter will be evaluated for clarity of thought, writing style and grammar/syntax.
  4. The following documents are also required for admission to the MSN Program:
  5. Applicants should submit all materials to Armstrong’s Office of Admissions well in advance of the application cut-off date. All applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the Graduate Nursing Application Subcommittee. Students will be notified of admission decisions by the Office of Admissions.

Students admitted under the “Degree-Provisional” category may take no more than nine semester hours of course work before applying to reclassify to Degree-Regular status.  Reclassification decisions will be made by the Graduate Nursing Program.

GRE/MAT Waiver Requirements

Applicants to the master's (MSN) program who meet the criteria listed below are eligible to be considered for a waiver of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or MAT. Approval for the GRE/MAT Waiver does not guarantee admission to the MSN program. The eligibility for the waiver is based on one's cumulative undergraduate and BSN GPA. There is no formal request or application for the waiver necessary. Every applicant is reviewed for the waiver upon application to the MSN program and you will be contacted only if the waiver has not been approved. Waiver criteria are as follows:

  • Graduate of a bachelor's (BSN) program of study from an accredited institution in the United States or Canada with a cumulative GPA and nursing GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Post-master’s applicants with an MSN GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants to the following programs are not eligible for the GRE waiver:

  • International applicants who completed BSN programs outside the United States or Canada

Senior Privilege

An undergraduate student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and within 24 semester hours of graduation may apply for Senior Privilege and enroll in a maximum of 12 hours of graduate coursework at the 5000G and 6000-levels. The maximum of graduate coursework permitted in any one semester is eight hours; the maximum total of all coursework permitted in any semester in which a student is taking graduate coursework is 12 hours. Permission to enroll must be approved by the chairperson of the student’s undergraduate major and by the appropriate graduate program director. The graduate program director holds final authority.

SEE ALSO

Graduate Admission Information & Online Forms

    Graduate Admissions Application
    Graduate Catalog