University of West Georgia
Tanner Health System
School of Nursing
Cynthia Epps, PhD, RN, CNE
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program for Registered Nurses (RN-BSN) is for individuals who are already licensed as registered nurses (RN). Courses are offered in Carrollton and Newnan for Fall admission only. The program prepares Registered Nurses for professional advancement and offers interactive learning through traditional classroom and online environments. This program combines a rich and liberal foundation in arts, sciences, and humanities with a unique nursing curriculum that emphasizes the art and science of nursing.
Applicants seeking admission to the RN-BSN program should be committed to engaging in caring nursing practices with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Nursing practice is holistic and recognizes the relationship of the mind, body and spirit. As critical thinkers, students will be expected to examine personal value systems and the value systems of others. Students seeking admission to this program should consider their personal goals and values in light of those expressed in the philosophy of the program.
Faculty in the RN-BSN program view registered nurse students as colleagues and make every attempt to structure learning experiences to meet the needs of adult learners. Recognizing the associate degree or diploma in nursing as a foundation for further studies, clinical and classroom experiences are identified to complement previous experiences of the enrolled RN’s. While every effort is made to arrange class schedules that accommodate working students, applicants for admission should be aware of the difficulties that may be encountered in attempting to work full-time while completing RN-BSN nursing courses and core courses.
The RN-BSN program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing.
If you plan to transfer to UWG, please click this link to read about admission requirements to the university. There is also a link provided on the Registrars Office website that allows you to obtain Undergraduate Transfer Course Equivalents. Once you have applied to the University of West Georgia, and have been accepted, it can take 10-12 weeks for the Registrars Office to complete your individual transfer evaluation. If you have questions, please contact Undergraduate Admissions or the Registrar's Office. Please also keep in mind that every nursing program is different, and nursing programs at other institutions may require different prerequisite course work.
***Please keep in mind that your application to the Tanner Health System School of Nursing is in addition to the application for the University of West Georgia.