Nursing Admission Requirements
Nursing admission requirements are in addition to college admission requirements. Applicants are considered for admission using a formula approved by the Nursing Admissions Committee. Admission is competitive, not all applicants will be accepted.
Applications to the Program are available here. In order to be considered for admission, applications and transcripts must be received by the deadlines published on the Nursing Program Homepage.
As of this printing, minimum criteria for admission to the nursing program include:
- Application to and eligibility for acceptance to Middle Georgia College.
- Completion of any required college placement tests and remedial courses.
- Completion of at least 12 hours of core courses required for the Nursing Program with a minimum nursing core GPA of 2.5. Students with Academic Renewal must complete at least 12 semester hours before the AR-GPA is considered.
- Completion of BIOL 2114/Anatomy & Physiology I.
- Satisfactory completion of the HESI Admissions Assessment Examination. HESI study guides can be purchased from the Cochran or Dublin campus book stores. The HESI study guide ISBN number is 978-1-4160-5635-5.
- Exam Fee: $32.00 USD Non-Refundable. Must be paid one week in advance to the MGC Business Office (bring receipt and picture ID to exam).
- Rescheduling: Must provide written documentation of conflict to the Cochran Admissions Coordinator at least 24 hours prior to the original exam. 478-934-3057.
- Exam can only be taken at Middle Georgia College once per academic year.
- Essential Competencies Policy: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ensures the qualified applicant with a disability the opportunity to pursue program admission at public institutions. To determine whether an individual is a qualified applicant for programs or services, the ADA states that applicants must meet essential competency requirements. A list of essential competencies is available. Essential competencies include critical thinking, communication, interpersonal skills, mobility, tactile ability, vision, and hearing.The ability to observe, collect data and treat a patient independently, while ensuring client safety at all times is an expectation of the Nursing Program at Middle Georgia College. All students will be held to the same standards and must be able to perform the essential competencies of their program with or without reasonable accommodation. The Nursing program at MGC is unable to make accommodations that impose an undue burden, present a threat to the health or safety of the individual or others, or fundamentally alter the nature of the curriculum including didactic components, laboratory sessions, and clinical affiliations. Questions about the accommodation process may be directed to the Nursing Admissions Coordinator at (478) 934-3057.
- A student who has had two unsuccessful attempts in any health sciences program will be ineligible for admission to the Nursing Program.
- It is recommended that all students enroll in NURS 1202/Clinical Calculations and/or NURS 1204/Nursing Terminology, prior to beginning the Nursing sequence.
All applicants not selected must reapply to be considered for future classes.
Once accepted to the Nursing Program, the student must meet, and keep current, the following requirements:
- Certification in CPR for healthcare providers through the American Heart Association. Certification must be valid for the duration of the program.
- Professional student liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1M single/6M aggregate.
- Health insurance: Georgia Board of Regents requires all nursing majors to have approved health insurance.
- Annual health evaluation including immunizations as specified by the program and/or clinical facilities.
- Clinical facilities may require criminal background checks and drug screens. It is the student's responsibility to comply with these requirements and pay any required fees. Students refused admittance to a clinical facility due to the results of a criminal background check or drug screen will not be permitted to enroll in clinical experiences. This will necessitate withdrawal from the program. Nursing faculty will not be involved in the criminal background/drug screen process.
Note: Any conviction more serious than a traffic ticket may impact your eligibility for licensure. It is the applicant's responsibility to contact the appropriate licensure board: Georgia Board of Nursing (478) 207-1640.