RN-BSN Completion Track


The RN-BSN completion track is available for registered nurses with an associate degree or diploma in nursing who meet University admission requirements. Clayton State participates in the Georgia Statewide Articulation Model.

Nursing application is separate from University application and admission. The distance learning program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Graduates are prepared to practice in diverse health care settings, including hospitals, homes, clinics, hospice, industry, and the community.

Minimum admission requirements include (details on the School of Nursing website):

  1. Unrestricted current nursing licensure in the United States or eligibility for licensure
  2. College grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 on 4.00 scale.
  3. Completion of 45 semester hours of BSN core curriculum with grades of C (or K or S) or better in all natural and behavioral science, math and Area F courses at the time of application and 60 semester hours at the time of enrollment in the nursing program.
  4. Successful completion of the legislative requirements.
  5. Eligible for clearance on criminal background check and drug screening.

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum (Areas A-E)42
Additional Core Curriculum requirements for the RN to BSN Completion Track are shown under the Core Curriculum in the Graduation Requirements section of the Undergraduate Catalog.
Area D1 Recommended Courses
Survey of Chemistry I
and Survey of Chemistry Lab I 1
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry Lab I
Area D2 Recommended Courses
Elementary Statistics
Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F)18
Choose 18 hours of 1000/2000 level coursework (not applied in Core A-E).
Transition Course3
HLTH 3200Pathophysiology for RNs3
Career Blockup to 30
NURS 3101Professional Issues 23
Major Requirements23
NURS 3101Professional Issues3
NURS 3110Interactive Communication3
NURS 3201Health Assessment for RNs2
NURS 3202Health Assessment Lab for RN's1
NURS 4200Research for Evi Based Practic3
NURS 4503RN Practicum3
NURS 4300Nursing Leadership & Mgmt RNs4
NURS 4400Comm & Pop-Foc Nurs Prac RNs4
Major Specific Electives4
Choose any NURS, HLTH, HCMG, HFMG or HSCI 3000/4000 level course.
Choose any NURS, HLTH, HCMG, HFMG or HSCI 3000/4000 level course (or appropriate upper division statistics course).
Total Credit Hours120

Academic Standards

Nursing students must maintain a semester grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 (“C”) to progress in the program. A minimum grade of “C” is required in all upper division and major courses. Students who receive a "D", "F", "WF", or "U" in any nursing course may repeat that course one time only on a space available basis. Students who receive any two of the following: "D", "F", "WF", or "U" in any two nursing courses may not continue in the program. Reference BSN Student Handbook for details.