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*ASN Admission Package for Fall 2019

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Program Description

The two year associate level nursing program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for positions in the nursing profession. The curriculum is designed to produce highly trained, technically advanced, competent and caring individuals who are prepared to practice professional nursing in a variety of healthcare settings. The purpose of the program is to provide the learner with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to practice competently and safely as a beginning nurse generalist in a variety of healthcare settings. The nurse is viewed as a caring holistic person who possesses critical thinking/problem solving skills, integrity, accountability, a theoretical knowledge base, refined psychomotor skills, and a commitment to life-long learning. Graduates from the program will receive an Associate of Science Nursing degree. Program graduates who meet exit requirements will be eligible to apply to the Georgia Board of Nursing to write the national licensure examination (NCLEX) to become registered nurses (RNs).

Nature of the Work

Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members, before and after surgical care, long term care, and end of life care.

Employment

The employment, or size, of the nursing occupation in 2014, which is the base year of the 2014-2024 employment projections was 2,751,000. The projected numeric change in employment from 2014 to 2024 is an increase of 439,300 jobs.

Job Outlook

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventive care; growing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby-boom population, as they live longer and more active lives.

Earnings

The median annual wage for registered nurses was $67,490 in May 2015. In the percentile wage estimates, the lowest 10 percent earned $46,360 ($22.29/hour) and the top 10 percent earned $101,630 ($48.86/hour) in May 2015.

 

NCLEX – RN Pass Rate
January 2018 – December 2018 94.12%
January 2017 – December 2017 94.44%
January 2016 – December 2016 N/A
January 2015 – December 2015 100%
January 2014 – December 2014 100%

 

Program Completion Rate
2018 Graduates (August 2016 – May 2018) 59%
2017 Graduates (January 2016 – August 2017) 59.6%
2016 Graduates (May 2015 – December 2016) 42.3%
2015 Graduates (August 2013 – May 2015) 56%

 

Graduate Job Placement Rate
2017 Graduates (August 2016 – May 2018) 100%
2017 Graduates (January 2016 – August 2017) 100%
2016 Graduates (May 2015 – December 2016) 100%
2015 Graduates (August 2013 – May 2015) 100%



Albany Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). 
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033-4097
Telephone: 404-679-4501



The Associate of Science in Nursing Program at Albany Technical College is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing, 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217-3858 Phone: 487-207-2440 and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, Phone: 404-975-5000, Fax: 404-975-5020.

Degrees
Associate of Science Nursing Degree (69 hrs)
core courses
 
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
3
HUMN 1101 Introduction to Humanities
3
SPCH 1101 Public Speaking
3
PSYC 1101 General Psychology
3
MATH 1111 College Algebra
3
BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I
3
BIOL 2113L Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
1
BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II
3
BIOL 2114L Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
1
BIOL 2117 Microbiology
3
BIOL 2117L Microbiology Lab
1
Associate of Science Nursing
occupational courses
 
RNSG 1010 Pharmacology and Dosage Calculations
2
RNSG 1016 Fundamentals of Nursing
6
RNSG 1003 Medical Surgical I
7
RNSG 1012 Mental Health
5
RNSG 1004 Medical Surgical II
7
RNSG 1002 Maternal - Child Nursing
6
RNSG 1006 Medical Surgical III
7
RNSG 1014 Nursing Seminar
2
 


Diplomas
There are no available diplomas at this time, please check back with us regularly as new programs are added regularly.


TCCs
There are no available TCCs at this time, please check back with us regularly as new programs are added regularly.




*All program information subject to change without notice.

 

Program Admission Information

High school diploma or GED Required for admission.

ACCUPLACER SCORES

Min. ScoresDegreeDiploma
Sentence Skills 62  
Reading Comp. 81  
Arithmetic N/A  
Algebra 37