The University of West Georgia’s Tanner Health System School of Nursing continues to be highly ranked among peer institutions.
Tanner Health System School of Nursing was one of three public institutions in the State of Georgia to earn the Colleges of Distinction for Nursing for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Connie Barbour, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE
Associate Dean and Assistant Professor
Susie M. Jonassen, MSN, RN, CPN
BSN Program Director & Clinical Assistant Professor
The University of West Georgia Tanner Health System School of Nursing Undergraduate Program offers a pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree on two campuses. The Carrollton campus offers a six semester program and the Newnan campus offers an eight semester program. The pre-licensure track offered on these campuses are for students who have never been licensed as an RN. This program prepares graduates who are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN, the national licensing examination to become a Registered Nurse. Admission to the Pre-licensure BSN program occurs once each year in the Summer.
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Note: While the eight semester BSN program in Newnan does not require full-time enrollment each semester (less than 12 semester credit hours), it requires attendance mainly during the day, during the week. There is the possibility of evening and weekend hours for clinical experience but this is not guaranteed from semester to semester. Schedules vary each semester and students must be flexible. While this program allows some students to work part-time or manage their family needs, it is not designed for students that wish to work full-time.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at the University of West Georgia is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing, 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217, and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC, 20001, Phone: 202-887-6791, Fax: 202-887-8476.
Transfer Students Please Read!
If you plan to transfer to UWG, please read about admission requirements to the university. There is also a link provided on the Registrar's Office website that allows you to see what courses may transfer. Once you have applied to the University of West Georgia, and have been accepted, it can take 10-12 weeks for the Registrar's Office to complete your individual transfer evaluation. If you have questions, please visit the Admissions Office or the Registrar's Office. Please also keep in mind that every nursing program is different, and nursing programs at other institutions may require different prerequisite course work.
GPA REQUIREMENT - Updated in 2018
Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (Pre-Licensure) are evaluated and advised based on a specific Program GPA. A Minimum Program GPA of 3.00 or higher on a 4.0 scale in order to be considered for program admission. This GPA is calculated using all completed core coursework applicable to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at UWG. If any of the applicable courses have been repeated, all attempts are included in this calculation (excluding W’s).
In addition to our admission Program GPA requirement, The University of West Georgia’s Tanner Health System School of Nursing (THS SON) has implemented a new GPA requirement for students to continue in the Focus Area Health Professions major after completing 24 credit hours in the nursing core coursework. This new GPA policy is based on a review of student progression and graduation in the Focus Area Health Professions major over a six-year period.
The policy is as follows:
Once a student has earned 24 credit hours in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) core coursework, he or she must have a Nursing Program GPA (PGPA) of 2.8 or higher to continue in the major of Focus Area Health Professions.
The Nursing Program GPA is calculated using all completed core coursework applicable to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at UWG, and includes any course repeats. Course withdrawals are not included in this calculation. If any of the applicable courses have been repeated, all attempts are included in this calculation; excluding withdrawals (W).
THS SON is committed to its mission of exemplifying academic excellence in a caring environment by providing quality undergraduate and graduate education to meet current and evolving health care needs within the global community.
Students who do not meet the 2.80 GPA requirement after 24 hours may not continue in the major (Focus Area Health Professions) and must choose another major by the end of that semester or will automatically be changed to a major in Health and Community Wellness.
**Please keep in mind that your application to the Tanner Health System School of Nursing is in addition to the application for the University of West Georgia.