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Thank you for your service to this country!  

Georgia Southwestern School of Nursing is proud to be qualified to contribute to your education through the ARMY Medical Department (AMEDD) Enlisted Commissioning Program AECP) for ARMY Enlisted Personnel. The AMEDD Enlisted Commissioning Program (AECP) provides eligible Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, or AGR ARMY SOLDIER’s the opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and receive a commission in the Active Duty component of the ARMY Nurse Corps.

The first step is to apply to the University and be accepted.  In most cases, one should apply for the intended year of admission.  All prerequisite core curriculum must be completed before entering nursing.  Core courses are available through various colleges and technical institutions, as well as Georgia Southwestern via ecore (please check with Registrar for online core curriculum courses). Transfer Articulation and Curriculum Sheets are available on the GSW Admission website to help you see what core curriculum will transfer to GSW.  Send all official transcripts to university admissions so that a transcript evaluation can be performed by admissions and made available to the School of Nursing.  Review of applications to the School of Nursing can't be done until a transcript evaluation is available from our Registrar. 

The second step is to apply to the School of Nursing for the semester/year actually planned for entry to classes. The items listed below are sent only to the School of Nursing (along with unofficial transcripts if requested):

    • School of Nursing Application Form for specific program
    • Two (2) completed reference forms
    • Resume
    • HESI is waived for AECP only and not required for School of Nursing application 

Eligibility Requirements (these must be met before applying to GSW School of Nursing):

    • Must lack no more than 9 credit hours of core to be considered for admission. (See curriculum sheets and transfer articulation tool on the Admissions page.)
    • Must have completed 3 science courses toward the degree major, Area A, and English literature course before applying.
    • Must meet the program specific criteria as well.
    • Students applying to GSW beginning fall 2017: the School of Nursing will no longer accept online sciences. All sciences (Area D and Area F) must be face-to-face. 

The GSW School of Nursing offers three BSN programs that meet AECP requirements:
 Traditional BSN Program– for students with no nursing background
 2nd Degree BSN Program- for students with a bachelor degree or higher in non-nursing field of study
 LPN-BSN Program- for state licensed LPNs wanting to become nurses with BSN

    • Each program track is taught face-to-face on our beautiful campus and in our state-of-the-art educational nursing facility.
    • Program can be completed in two years.
    • Cost of the two year nursing program is within the range of AECP approval. To date fees are:
      • In-State Matriculation per semester (15 hours): $2478.00 (Fall 2017/Spring 2018)
      • Clinical Surcharge: $75.00
      • BOR-Institutional fees: $242.00
      • Technology fee: $55.00
      • Nursing lab fee: $50.00
      • Testing/Exam-Nursing: $458.00
      • Parking: $18.00
      • ID fee: $10.00
    • All other fees are waived by the university for active duty persons in the AECP program.
    • Our NCLEX (RN licensure) pass rate for 2017 is 92.8%.
    • Program accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) as of Fall 2015 for a period of 5 years and the Georgia Board of Nursing.
    • Assistance in completion of DA 2125 form.
    • Electronic documents and correspondence (rather than required via mail) can be accomplished to help those stationed abroad. 

Admission to the Traditional, 2nd Degree, and LPN-BSN programs is fall only. Below are the application deadlines. All application documents must be submitted by the deadline; application materials will not be accepted after the deadline. *If you are not accepted to AECP or the School of Nursing and would like to reapply for the following year, you must reapply and resubmit all School of Nursing documents.*

Fall 2018 Application Deadline: May 31, 2017
Fall 2019 Application Deadline: May 1, 2018

IMPORTANT NOTICE - for those who are already accepted to Nursing for 2017:

  • Remaining core courses must be completed by May 15th of the year you are coming into the nursing program to provide enough time for the classes to be transferred in and an Unconditional Letter of Acceptance to be generated.
  • Classes start Tuesday, August 15, 2017
  • GSW Orientation Friday, August 18, 2017



Our Student Services Coordinator, Connie Hammack, is the contact person for questions or help with the AECP.  Please contact her at

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