School of Nursing
SGSC School of Nursing
The SGSC School of Nursing currently offers three tracks leading to a professional career in nursing and a new bachelor's degree program in Long-term Healthcare Management, a non-nursing degree.
Our LPN-RN Bridge program and ASN program prepare students to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. The SGSC School of Nursing offers all ASN courses on the Douglas and Waycross campuses. The LPN-RN Bridge Course (NURS 1104) is offered at Douglas or Waycross on a rotational basis. Successful completion entitles one to practice nursing and use the title, Registered Nurse (RN). We also offer an online RN-BSN program for students who are licensed as a Registered Nurse.
Our newest Bachelor's Degree program in Long-Term Healthcare Management (a non-nursing degree) will develop educational skills and knowledge for managers of long-term healthcare provided in patient residences and long-term care facilities.
Message from the Dean
On behalf of the faculty and staff of the South Georgia State College School of Nursing, I am pleased to welcome all new and returning students. We want your educational journey at South Georgia State College to be filled with new and exciting experiences. If you have been looking for a school that provides superior quality instruction that includes individual attention which is supported and enhanced by a rich clinical learning environment, then I invite you to join our SGSC School of Nursing family. Please take a moment to explore our website to learn about our excellent programs that are offered within the School of Nursing. Regardless of the path, please note that you have my best wishes for a wonderful and life changing career in the profession of Nursing or in Long-Term Healthcare Management.
Dr. Jaime Carter
Dean and Professor of Nursing
The LPN-RN Bridge program is for LPN graduates who have completed their technical/vocational college degree and are currently licensed in Georgia to practice as an LPN. This pathway allows students to complete the nursing courses and earn their ASN with three semesters of nursing courses. In addition to the nursing courses students must complete the general education courses. A total of 27 general education hours are required before starting the LPN Bridge program including BIOL 2210K, BIOL 2211K, and PSYC 1101. Completion of all general education courses is strongly advised before enrolling in Nursing 1104 LPN-RN Career Mobility.
The ASN program is designed for individuals who want to earn an Associate of Science in Nursing and take the NCLEX-RN to be licensed as a Registered Nurse.
The RN-BSN program is designed for graduates of Associate of Science in Nursing degree programs who wish to complete additional courses in order to earn the Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree.
1. Must be fully accepted to SGSC and complete the SGSC School of Nursing admission requirements.
2. Submit a completed SGSC School of Nursing Application Packet
LPN-RN Bridge Program: October 1 – January 15 for early decision and May 15 for late decision
ASN (Generic) Program: October 1 – February 15 for early decision and May 15 for late decision
RN-BSN: October 1 – April 15 for early decision and May 15 for late decision
3. LPN-RN and ASN applicants must self-register and take the SGSC HESI A2 Exam at a Prometric Testing Center (Department ID: 199898) and earn a minimum score 75on the Admission Assessment (A2). Content Information: math, reading comprehension, vocabulary and general knowledge, grammar, critical thinking, anatomy and physiology. Each student has two opportunities to pass the HESI A2 examination during the application period. HESI A2 scores are not accepted from other school.
4. Submit Official Sealed College Transcripts from all educational institutions to SGSC Admissions and with the SON Application packet.
5. Have an earned overall cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher for the ASN program and a GPA of 2.50 for the RN-BSN program
6. Exit all credit level learning support courses.
Students must be in good standing with their previous institution and meet the current SGSC and the School of Nursing admission requirements. However, students who make less than a grade of “C” in two Biology classes are ineligible to make application to the nursing program. Students who have a Transcript grade of less than a “C” in any NURSING course are also ineligible for the SON ASN program.
HESI A2 Assessment Testing
ASN and LPN-RN Applicants Only
This score reflects a necessary reading, science, and math knowledge foundation to be successful in the nursing program.
To be considered for admission to the ASN program, the exam may be taken a maximum of 2 times within the yearly application cycle. The student has two opportunities to score 75 or higher on each section. When considering applicants for admission to the ASN program, the highest score in each category will be utilized. HESI A2 exam scores from other schools will not be accepted.
Admission Assessment (A2) Content Information: math, reading comprehension, vocabulary and general knowledge, grammar, critical thinking, anatomy and physiology.
When you will take the HESI (A2) exam: You will register and take the exam only during each years application cycle. The application cycle for the HESI A2 Exam begins on October 1st and ends on the noted application deadline.
For more information on any of the programs within the School of Nursing please contact us at:
The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) programs are approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing.
The contact information is listed below.
Georgia Board of Nursing
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Ga 31217
The associate nursing program at South Georgia State College at the Waycross Campus located in Waycross, Georgia and the associate and baccalaureate (RN-BSN) nursing programs at South Georgia State College at the Douglas Campus located in Douglas, Georgia, are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate and baccalaureate (RN-BSN) nursing programs is Continuing Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding these programs at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm
Contact information is below:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
Telephone: (404) 975-5000
Application deadlines for the School of Nursing
The early decision deadline for the LPN-RN Bridge Program is January 15th.
The early decision deadline for the ASN Program is February 15th.
The early decision deadline for the RN-BSN Program is April 15th.
Late Decision Deadline: Additional qualified applicants that did not meet the early application deadline will be reviewed following the late deadline of May 15th.
Long-Term Healthcare Management Program application deadline: July 15th.
For more information, please contact the following:
SON Administrative Assistant, Silvanna Corona at email@example.com