The Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions is a leader in preparing the next generation of clinicians and scholars who are critical in improving both individual and the health of communities in a culturally diverse society. The school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in clinical informatics, nursing, nutrition, physical therapy and respiratory therapy.

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Traditional Bachelor of Science

For students seeking a B.S. with a major in nursing.  Upon completion of prerequisites this is a 6 semester course of study.

Prerequisites, Curriculum and Requirements


ACE Bachelor of Science

The Achieving the Curriculum Expeditiously (ACE) program is for students who have completed all undergraduate core course work, are committed to full-time academic work and who want a fast-paced, rigorous course of study.  This is a 4 consecutive semester program.

Prerequisites, Curriculum and Requirements


Transfer Track

Students transferring from other nursing programs can apply for transfer into the traditional or accelerated program at Georgia State University.


R.N. to B.S. - Online Bridge Program

Designed for current registered nurses who have graduated from an associate’s degree or diploma program in nursing and wish to earn a bachelor’s degree. This is a three semester, one year online program.

Effective for Fall 2016 admissions round, pre-nursing applicants must have grade of B or higher in at least one course in each of the following four categories by the end of the freshman year:
  • English (ENGL 1101 or 1102)
  • Math (MATH 1070 or 1111)
  • Science (BIO 2300 or CHEM 1151)
  • Social Science (PHIL 1010, PSYC 1101, or SPCH 1000)
 All applicants will be screened for this requirement. Analytics of nursing graduation rates show that students who were admitted into the baccalaureate nursing program and who met the above criterion, had a graduation rate of 97.5%.


Do You Have What It Takes?

Delivery of culturally competent care is a key characteristic of the Lewis School. This concept is enhanced by the nearly 500 nursing students representing a wide variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Nursing students rapidly become integrated into the social and cultural life of Georgia State by taking courses with students from numerous majors and participating in many aspects of campus life. A tour of our campus and facilities can be arranged so that you can gain first-hand knowledge of the advantages that await you.

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Office of Academic Assistance Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. 811 Urban Life Building Atlanta, GA 30303 Phone Number: (404) 413- 1000

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Master of Science

The School of Nursing offers several areas of specialty to include Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Practitioner, Informatics and leadership. Post-Master's Certificate Post-master’s certificates are offered to enable nurses who hold master’s degrees in nursing to gain the knowledge and competencies needed for certification in additional areas. RN to MS - Bridge Program The RN to MS bridge program is available to RNs with considerable practice experience and an associate degree or diploma from an accredited nursing program. Degree Requirements by Specialization | Apply ------------------------------------------------------

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctoral degree which prepares nurses to advance nursing practice, participate in organizational and system leadership, and be leaders in evidence-based practice. Prerequisites | Apply ------------------------------------------------------

Doctor of Philosophy

The School of Nursing, one of the oldest doctoral programs in the state, has prepared nurse scholars for the areas of teaching and research since 1986. Prerequisites | Apply ------------------------------------------------------ Application Requirements   Graduate Catalog   

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Office of Academic Assistance Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. 811 Urban Life Building Atlanta, GA 30303 Phone Number: (404) 413- 1000
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School of Nursing Offers Health Screenings at Annual Back-to-School Fair for Atlanta’s Homeless Children

SCHOOL BELLS ALL OVER METRO ATLANTA RING as children in 26 public school districts and countless private schools head back to the classroom. But before they can begin reading, writing and arithmetic these children must have basic health screenings. If a child is homeless, getting to a doctor or health clinic can be a difficult, time consuming process for guardians or parents. Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions nursing alumni, faculty and students ease the parents’ burden by offering physicals at the annual Children’s Restoration Network back-to-school fair. Undergraduate and graduate nursing students, alumni and faculty gave back-to-school physicals to more than 150 children at My Sister’s House, a shelter for women and children near Centennial Park. Undergraduate students checked the children’s height and weight and hemoglobin, giving each child a colorful bandage to ease the “ouch.” Graduate nursing students examined children’s ears, nose, throat, took blood pressure readings and performed general wellness assessments.
“Providing physicals for children through CRN is a great way for us to serve the community,” says Myra Carmon, team leader and associate professor. “It also gives our students real world clinical experience. This is especially important for our nurse practitioner students who will be practicing in a wide variety of communities.”
Faculty and students in the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions have offered the back-to-school physicals since 1994.