Courses are offered 100% online. Clinical experiences may be scheduled during daytime and evening hours and/or on weekends.
Georgia RN to BSN Articulation Plan
The University of West Georgia participates in the Georgia RN to BSN Articulation Plan. The plan was developed through the collaborative efforts of faculty of the ASN/ADN and BSN nursing programs in Georgia and the Georgia Board of Nursing and is designed to facilitate the educational mobility of registered nurses seeking a bachelor’s degree in nursing. To be eligible for the plan a student must meet the following criteria:
A. Graduation from an ASN/ADN or Diploma Program within 0-4 years.
Graduation from an ASN/ADN or Diploma program greater than 4 years ago with documentation of 1000 hours of practice in the previous 3 years.
B. Hold a current and valid license to practice as an RN license. Transfer of lower division nursing credits and/or RN to BSN Articulation Plan credit allowed for ASN/ADN is up to 36 hours.
The following steps outline the Articulation Plan:
Students enrolled in NURS 4503 - Professional Nursing Practice Issues for RNs will be asked to complete and sign the “Documentation for RN to BSN Articulation Agreement Form” to indicate eligibility for transfer by articulation. The completed form will be placed in each student’s file.
After successful completion of NURS 4503 - Professional Nursing Practice Issues for RNs , each student will receive the “Credit by Examination Form” signed by the Dean, indicating approval of the “credit by exam” as outlined in the Articulation Plan.
The following students will not be eligible for participation in the Georgia RN to BSN Articulation Plan:
- Graduates of ASN/ADN and Diploma programs greater than 4 years ago with less than 1000 clinical practice hours in the previous 3 years.
- No Current and valid license to practice as an RN license.
Please note: Falsification of student information related to the Georgia RN to BSN Articulation Plan will result in dismissal from the UWG RN to BSN Program.
For students who do not hold licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Georgia but are currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in another state, awarding of credits for previous course work in an ASN/ADN or Diploma program will follow similar guidelines as those outlined above for the articulation plan.