Accelerated BSN Program

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Overview

The Accelerated BSN is an abbreviated four-semester program for students who hold baccalaureate degrees* in other disciplines.

If you are considering taking the accelerated program, please set up an appointment in the Advising Center to discuss your situation and to determine your ideal course load. This will allow you to effectively plan your smooth progression into the nursing program.

*This program is only for students who hold a bachelor's degree in another field of study. Other students interested in nursing should look at the Traditional BSN program.

Students who have earned an undergraduate degree at an institution outside of the United States, must fulfill General Education Requirements and University-Wide Degree Requirements.

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Deadlines

Program applications must be completed and submitted by the deadline to be eligible for consideration:

  • Spring Semester (of any year): Applications must be submitted between February 1 - June 30 for admission the following January.
  • Fall Semester (of any year): Applications must be submitted between July 1 - January 31 for admission the following August.

If you have any questions after looking over the information presented above, please contact the Advising Center at wellstaradvising@kennesaw.edu.

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Program Admission Requirements

Minimum requirements for competitive admission to the Accelerated BSN program:

  • Must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. institution (or equivalent international degree) with all Kennesaw State University Core Requirements completed

  • Must have an active application on file to attend Kennesaw State University or be a currently enrolled student

  • Must be able to log into Owl Express to access application for Nursing

  • Must complete at least 7 of the following 12 prerequisite courses prior to applying to the nursing program—all 12 must be completed prior to entering the NURS 3209 Holistic Nursing course:

    MATH 1101 or MATH 1111 (or higher)—Math Modeling or College Algebra
    STAT 1107 (formerly MATH 1107)—Statistics
    CHEM 1151 and CHEM 1151L—Chemistry I & Lab*
    CHEM 1152 and CHEM 1152L—Chemistry II & Lab*
    BIOL 2221 and BIOL 2221L—Anatomy and Physiology I & Lab*
    BIOL 2222 and BIOL 2222L—Anatomy and Physiology II & Lab*
    BIOL 2261 and BIOL 2261L—Microbiology & Lab*
    ENGL 1101—Composition I
    ENGL 1102—Composition II
    PSYC 1101—General Psychology
    PSYC 3305—Life-Span Developmental Psychology
    SOCI 1101—Introduction to Sociology

    *Science courses older than 10 years at time of application must be retaken for consideration into the program.

    NOTE: Degreed applicants must successfully complete American History (HIST 2111 or 2112) & American Government (POLS 1101), as required by the State of Georgia. Make sure you meet this mandatory requirement prior to graduation.

  • Cumulative (Regents) GPA of at least 3.0

  • A grade of C or better in all prerequisite and major requirements—courses may only be repeated once

  • Completion of the ATI TEAS Entrance Exam (limited to 2 attempts) 

    • A minimum TEAS score of 78
    • BEFORE THE APPLICATION DEADLINE

If you have any questions about the accelerated BSN program prerequisites, course substitutions, or any other aspect of the program, please contact Nursing Admissions at nu_admissions@kennesaw.edu

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Curriculum

All KSU students must complete the General Education Requirements and University-Wide Requirements to graduate with any Bachelor's degree. These courses can be taken before, during, or after acceptance and completion of the BSN program, but all courses must be completed before you can graduate with a BSN degree. Please keep in mind that the Nursing curriculum is very rigorous and does not allow a lot of flexibility with scheduling given the hours for clinicals and labs. Please plan accordingly if you have not fully met General Education Requirements per the University of Georgia’s guidelines.

Transfer students and students who already hold a degree in another field may already meet some or all of these general core requirements. Please refer to your DegreeWorks link in Owl Express. If you have further questions, please contact the Advising Center at wellstaradvising@kennesaw.edu.

General Core Requirements

KSU Course Catalog—General Core Requirements

If you have any questions about the general core requirements, or any other aspect of the BSN program, please contact an advisor to learn more.

Lower Division Major Requirements

(Area F) (17 Credit Hours)
Directed or General Electives (2-3 Credit Hours)

BIOL 2221 and LAB—Anatomy and Physiology I & Lab*
BIOL 2222 and LAB—Anatomy and Physiology II & Lab*
BIOL 2261 and LAB—Microbiology & Lab*

PSYC 1101 General Psychology

Upper Division Major Course Requirements

(57 Credit Hours)

The semester by semester course calendar varies by which semester you start the program. View the starting semester below to see the curriculum grid.

Beginning Fall Semester

Fall Semester
BIOL 3317 - 3 Hours
NURS 3209 - 6 Hours
NURS 3309 - 3 Hours
NURS 4402 - 3 Hours
Spring Semester
NURS 3313 - 6 Hours
NURS 3303 - 3 Hours
NURS 3302 - 3 Hours
NURS 3314 - 3 Hours
Summer Semester
NURS Elective - 3 Hours
NURS 3318 - 6 Hours
NURS 4414 - 3 Hours
Fall Semester
NURS 4412 - 5 Hours
NURS 4416 - 3 Hours
NURS 4417 - 4 Hours

Beginning Spring Semester

Spring Semester
BIOL 3317 - 3 Hours
NURS 3209 - 6 Hours
NURS 3309 - 3 Hours
NURS 4402 - 3 Hours
Summer Semester
NURS 3313 - 6 Hours
NURS 3303 - 3 Hours
NURS 3302 - 3 Hours
NURS Elective - 3 Hours
Fall Semester
NURS 3314 - 3 Hours
NURS 3318 - 6 Hours
NURS 4414 - 3 Hours
Spring Semester
NURS 4412 - 5 Hours
NURS 4416 - 3 Hours
NURS 4417 - 4 Hours

Free Electives

(3 Credit Hours)
Select any course in the university curriculum

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program application

Owl Express > Student Services > Nursing Admission Application Form

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