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apply to columbus state university application online
Apply to Columbus State University (Application Online)

(New applicant or Re-entry/re-admission)

Note: A $30 one-time non-refundable application fee for new CSU students…NOT required of former CSU students.

call for an advising appointment
Call for an Advising Appointment

Shannon Probst

School of Nursing Office 706-565-3649


nursing advisors for the school of nursing
Nursing Advisors for the School of Nursing

Judy Davidson, RN MSN

Joanie Warden, RN MSN

rn to bsn georgia articulation plan requirements
RN-to-BSN Georgia Articulation Plan Requirements

NO TESTING Required for Admission:

  • 0-4 years after nursing graduation


  • More than 4 years after nursing graduation AND WITH greater than 1000 hours clinical practice in last 3 years.


  • More than 4 years after nursing graduation BUT has fewer than 1000 hours clinical practice in last 3 years .. Applicant must be tested for admission
rn to bsn georgia articulation plan requirements6
RN-to-BSN Georgia Articulation Plan Requirements
  • Hold current and valid license to practice professional nursing in Georgia
  • Meet nursing program’s admission requirements
  • Meet nursing program’s general education requirements
  • Meet testing requirements if applicable
csu rn to bsn admission requirements
CSU RN-to-BSN Admission Requirements
  • Nursing GPA minimum 2.75 on 4.0 scale (calculate only courses required for BSN)
  • Starting in 2011, no more than 9-10 credit hours left to complete in areas B, C, E or Wellness which MUST be completed with last nursing course.
  • Acceptable professional letters of reference (3)
  • All area A, D and F requirements met (per BOR requirements)
  • Pass ENGL 1101 and 1102 with grade of C or better (BOR rule)
  • Pass all sciences & labs with grade of C or better
  • Pass Regents Exams
priority registration for pre requisite courses
Priority Registration for Pre-requisite Courses
  • Registration day BEFORE early registration each semester … ONLY applies to nurses who have been accepted to CSU by that date each semester.
  • You can still register through entire period of early registration
rn to bsn faculty task force
RN to BSN Faculty Task Force

Ms Amanda Hawkins

Dr Lisa Frander

Ms Stephanie Lewis

Dr. Cheryl Smith

Dr. Sheri Noviello (not pictured)

program 2010 2011
Program 2010 - 2011
  • Completely revised and restructured into online format.
  • 8-10 week periods of study over 12 month period
  • First session beginning Fall 2010
fall 2010 session 1 october 11 december 17 2010
Fall 2010 Session 1 October 11 – December 17, 2010

NURS 3290 Professional Clinical Nursing RN I

NURS 3292 Introduction to Health Assessment and Wellness

Assessing the health of clients throughout the life span

Physical examination and basic techniques of health assessment

Basic interviewing and physical assessment techniques

Recognition of normal findings, and differentiating normal from the most common abnormal findings

  • Builds on previously mastered nursing concepts
  • Roles foundational to professional nursing practice
  • Health promotion, prevention and wellness
  • Collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and role transition
  • Updates in pharmacology
  • Standards of practice
  • Informatics
spring 2011 session 2 january 3 march 12 2011
Spring 2011 Session 2January 3 – March 12, 2011

NURS 3192 Professional Development Perspectives RN I

NURS 3191 Evidence Based Practice RN

Focuses on the evidence-based practice that enable students to become informed consumers of research and capable of applying evidence

Research design

Appraisal of selected nursing studies

Identification and search of PICOT questions.

Developing practice guidelines for dissemination  

  • First of two professional development courses
  • Nursing concepts
  • Roles
  • Delegation
  • Standards
  • Communication
  • Professional writing
  • Quality improvement and critical thinking
spring 2011 session 3 march 14 may 20 2011
Spring 2011 Session 3March 14 – May 20, 2011

NURS 4192 Professional Development Perspectives RN II

NURS 3279 Applied Pathophysiology

Pathophysiological conditions



Clinical manifestations of potentially life threatening disease processes

  • Second of two professional development courses with a focus on leadership theories and styles
  • Economic and social issues, change theories
  • Power and politics
  • Career development
summer 2011 session 4 may 30 august 5 2011
Summer 2011 Session 4May 30 – August 5, 2011

NURS 3291 Professional Clinical Nursing RN II

  • Public health families, aggregates, and communities as clients.
  • Global health issues
  • Epidemiological and community assessment techniques
  • Health promotion, protection,
  • Levels of disease prevention
  • Major local, state, and national health issues
  • Mental health and substance abuse
  • Infectious and communicable diseases
  • Environmental and occupational health hazards
  • Bioterrorism, emergency preparedness, and disaster response.
  • Clinical experiences are provided in a variety of community/population-based health care settings.
fall 2011 session 5 august 8 september 30 2011
Fall 2011 Session 5August 8 – September 30, 2011

NURS 4390 Senior Project

NURS 3555 Selected Topics in Professional Nursing

Specialized topics in nursing

Online learning activities

Directed experience in the field

Clinical investigation

Focus on evidence-based principles and theoretical frameworks related to a selected clinical topic.

nursing program accreditation
Nursing Program Accreditation

Georgia Board of Nursing full approval

The National League for

Nursing Accrediting Commission

Seeking accreditation by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education