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The Nursing program offered by George Mason University emphasizes health promotion and disease prevention, capitalizing on early detection of potential health problems, health maintenance in ambulatory and acute-care agencies, and preparation for the managerial responsibilities of nursing.

The School of Nursing offers four pathways to complete the BSN, all of which lead to completion of the objectives of the undergraduate program. 

The traditional pathway is a two-year curriculum following the completion of the Mason Core and prerequisite requirements. 

An accelerated RN-to-BSN pathway for students holding current registered nurse (RN) licenses may be completed in one year (full-time) following completion of the Mason Core and prerequisite requirements. 

The accelerated, second degree pathway is a 12-month curriculum for students holding a baccalaureate degree outside of nursing. The traditional and accelerated pathways in nursing must be completed on a full-time basis. 

An accelerated Veteran LPN-to-BSN pathway is offered for licensed LPNs seeking to pursue a BSN and earn their RN license. The Veteran LPN-to-BSN pathway is designed to build upon the skills and knowledge gained through an LPN program and previous military health training and must be completed on a full-time basis. Students can complete this pathway in 12 months following completion of the nursing prerequisite requirements.


The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program is accredited by the Virginia State Board of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Nursing Care of Adults
  • Nursing Fundamentals
  • Nursing as a Health Profession and Discipline
  • Application of Nursing Fundamental Technologies
  • Pharmacology
  • Intermediate Nursing Technologies
  • Adult Pathophysiology and Nursing Care

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • All information is provided as a guide and does not guarantee entry. Admissions decisions are at the discretion of the university.

  • High school diploma; SAT or ACT score may be required; 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Additional requirements may apply.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36520 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Fairfax

  • 1330 - 2300 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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