Note: We encourage you to start the application process at least 6-8 weeks prior to the deadline. This will give us sufficient time to process your application. All application materials must be sent together, including sealed reference forms and essay. If you are unable to send everything at once, your application may not be reviewed by the selection committee.
SUBMIT with RN-BSN Application
• RN-BSN Program Application
• Two (2) Completed Reference forms
a. Reference forms must be received by Student Services Coordinator in a sealed envelope signed by the author. (All references must be submitted on the official School of Nursing reference form. Letters will not be accepted.)
b. At least one reference should be from a recent faculty member, if applicable; or other instructors and/or work supervisors with whom you have been in contact over the past two years. Additionally, no reference forms will be accepted that are written by a relative of the applicant.
• GSW Personal Statement Essay-
Submit an essay that includes each of the following criteria (typewritten, double spaced, maximum 2 pages, with name of applicant on each page)
- What have you decided to pursue nursing as a profession?
- What is nursing’s biggest challenge today from your viewpoint?
- How are you best suited to meet the educational challenges of successfully completing a nursing degree at Georgia Southwestern State University?
- Tell us something unique about you.
Part#2-An outcome of the School of Nursing is for nurses to assume responsibility for personal and professional behaviors.
- Discuss the importance of these behaviors in terms of your student life and your future career
The essay will be evaluated based on topic, organization and logical flow of ideas, grammar, spelling, and sentence structure.
• Provide proof of RN licensure
OTHER requirements and suggestions
• Verification of GSW Acceptance
The School of Nursing at Georgia Southwestern State University uses a two-tier process system for admission to its BSN programs. It is the applicant’s responsibility to apply and be ACCEPTED by the University prior to applying to the School of Nursing.
• Transfer students only
Transcript evaluation must be on file with the School of Nursing.
The Admissions Office will notify the SON of your acceptance to GSW and will send us a transcript evaluation for your SON application file. It is important to start the admission process at least 6-8 weeks prior to School of Nursing application deadline, to ensure all admission requirements have been met.
All transcripts must be sent to the Office of Admissions in support of the University Application. Official transcripts from other institutions can take some time—plan accordingly.
SON Application Form and the required support documents must be received by the SON by the published application deadline via mail delivery (preferred method) , or FAX to:
School of Nursing, Student Services Coordinator
Georgia Southwestern State University
800 Georgia Southwestern State University Drive
Americus, GA 31709