FAQs for BSN Program

FAQs are divided into two sections: BSN and TEAS.

BSN 

  • No—

  • Either—just make sure they are both completed by the deadline.

  • No—psychology is considered a social science. The natural sciences are CHEM 1151/L, CHEM 1152/L, BIOL 2221/L, BIOL 2222/L, and BIOL 2261/L (please note: there is a 10-year expiration rule on Chemistry and Biology prerequisites at the time you apply).

  • Yes—if you are transferring from another school, apply as an undergraduate, transfer, degree-seeking student. Kennesaw State University will send you a Kennesaw State University ID number. As soon as you have been accepted to Kennesaw State University, you can access Owl Express and the Nursing application.

  • Yes—as long as credits are from a regionally accredited institution and transferrable to Kennesaw State University. We must abide by the Office of the Registrar’s policies on transfer equivalency. Please refer to the Transfer Services website. If your school is listed, credits are accepted, and you can see exactly how your courses transfer into Kennesaw State University.

  • Yes—

  • No—they are not part of our application process.
  • No—
  • You need to plan on between $25–30,000 for the program itself—this does not include any prerequisites you may need to take prior to entering the program—please visit the Bursar’s Office website for more definitive costs.
  • You will need to plan ahead for your admissions to Kennesaw State University and be fully accepted for the term you wish to start the Nursing program if accepted. All students must be fully accepted to Kennesaw State University for the correct term in order to apply to Nursing. Once you have been accepted, you may then be able to access the Nursing application.
  • Not at this time
  • For the Traditional program, you need to be available from between 7a-8a to 2p-7p, 3-4 days a week (they will rotate).  For the Accelerated program, you need to be available from 7a-8a to 4p-7p, 4-5 days a week and possibly an occasional weekend. Clinicals for both traditional and accelerated may be on any day of the week, including an occasional weekend.
  • We usually receive between 500-800 applications each semester for both programs. We currently accept 84 Traditional students and 44 Accelerated students each semester.
  • The more A's you have in the prerequisite courses (especially the math/science courses), the higher your cumulative GPA, and the higher your TEAS score, the better your chances of acceptance into the program.
  • Those are not part of the application process. Acceptance is strictly based on your highest prerequisites grades (7 of which will be from the math and science prerequisites), your cumulative GPA, and your TEAS score, compared to the other applicants.

TEAS 

  • Take it during the application period in which you are applying by the deadline. Applications are accepted between February 1 to June 30 for admissions to the following Spring semester. Applications are accepted between July 1 and January 31 for admissions to the following Fall semester.

  • The minimum score for the TEAS at this time is a 78.
  • Around 86
  • Yes—
  • No—you will need to contact ATI—atitesting.com—and have an electronic copy of your official scores sent to Kennesaw State University.
  • No—when asked for your student ID number, just enter “N/A” (please note: you must electronically send your scores to Kennesaw State University and can indicate this at the time you are in ATI’s system).
  • You must go back into the TEAS system (where you registered), cancel your first registration (you will receive a credit on your credit card, but it may take up to 2-6 weeks to show up as a credit on your statement), and then choose a date that fits your schedule, and register again.
  • Immediately after completing the test
  • We use the higher higher individual score, between the first two attempts.
  • You may take it the next day, if you wish.
  • We will use the higher score between the first two attempts of the TEAS within a 12-month period (for example, if you take it the first time on August 31, 2017, you may take it a second time by August 30, 2018, and that will be your two attempts within a 12-month period.  You may take it a third time one year after your first attempt—August 31, 2017—for example, September 1, 2018).
  • You may take it up to the deadline of the application period but insure that your scores have been sent to Kennesaw State University (if taken at another testing location).

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