The B.S. in Nursing with the Great Commission Minor is a baccalaureate program designed to develop graduates who advance the profession of nursing and have a global impact on healthcare by modeling moral leadership and evidence-based practice, utilizing critical thinking and communication skills, and embodying the character and servanthood of Jesus Christ.

Graduates of the Rielin & Salmen School of Nursing (RSSON) will gain a variety of clinical experiences in multiple practice sites and work with indigent and vulnerable populations as well as become eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®), which is a requirement to practice as a professional registered nurse.

Admissions Criteria

  • Completion of all pre-requisite courses with a grade of C or higher
  • Acceptance to RSSON BSN program (additional application for RSSON admission)
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher


  • Adult Health Nursing
  • Fundamentals
  • Health assessment
  • Maternal Health Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Vulnerable Populations and Global Health Nursing
  • Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
  • Pediatric Health Nursing
  • Informatics
  • Leadership in Nursing Practice
  • Elective Courses:
    • Gerontologic Nursing
    • Critical Care Nursing


  • Hospital nursing
  • Hospice nursing
  • School nursing
  • Occupational health nursing
  • Home health nursing
  • Community and public health nursing
  • Faith-based / Parrish nursing
  • Correctional nursing



192797_CCNE_logoTruett McConnell University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education,


Dr. Toni O. Barnett, Dean and Professor of Nursing, Rielin and Salmen School of Nursing
706-865-2134, ext. 6000

Dr. Heather C. Ayers, Associate Dean and Assistant Professor, Rielin and Salmen School of Nursing
706-865-2134, ext. 6009