Macon State College
100 College Station Drive
Macon, Georgia 31206
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
RN to BSN Programs
ADN Program Details
The curriculum leading to the Associate of Science in Nursing degree combines nursing and general education courses. Admission to the AS Nursing Program occurs twice each year, in the fall and spring semesters. The AS program can be completed in two years, but generally students elect to complete all or part of their general education courses prior to admission into the Nursing Program.
RN to BSN Program Details
The purpose of the RN-BSN Completion Program is to provide Central Georgia Registered Nurses the opportunity to complete a baccalaureate nursing program.
The nursing curriculum will follow the guidelines established by the Georgia Board of Nursing. Students admitted to the program will already hold a R.N. license. Depending upon their previous level of study, students will need to complete the remaining baccalaureate degree requirements in the core curriculum and continue with upper-division course work in nursing and health sciences. The program will require students to complete major courses in community health, pathopharmacology, nursing leadership and management, and individualized clinical experiences.
The RN-BSN Completion Program in Nursing adheres to the Georgia RN-BSN Articulation Plan and will allow students to complete a baccalaureate degree in nursing after graduating with a diploma or associate degree in nursing and obtaining licensure as a registered nurse.
Registered nurses pursuing the baccalaureate degree will be able to attend classes in Macon while continuing to work in the profession.
The RN-BSN Completion Program consists of 60 academic credit hours beyond the associate degree. Students must complete all core courses prior to being admitted to the RN-BSN Completion Program.
BSN Program Details
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is offered by the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. It differs from the RN-BSN Completion Program in that it is structured more like other traditional four-year degrees and is designed for students not yet licensed as RNs.
For this "Pre-Licensure" BSN degree, students spend their first two years of full-time study taking the core curriculum, and then continue with nursing major coursework for the third and fourth years. Graduates of the program will be awarded the B.S. in Nursing and, once they qualify and pass the licensing exam, become RNs.
The BSN will appeal to students who are looking for a more traditional college experience. The program also may be suitable for those who already have bachelor's degrees in another major and are interested in nursing as a second career. These students, who already have the core curriculum, could earn a second bachelor's in nursing, using their previous educational experience.