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PUBLIC NOTICE OF UPCOMING ACCREDITATION REVIEW VISIT BY THE ACEN

Announcement
Albany Technical College, Nursing Department wishes to announce that it will host a site review for initial accreditation of its Associate of Science Nursing Program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
You are invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 3pm on Friday, October 28, 2016 at Albany Technical College, Health Care Technology building, Room 120.

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:
Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Or email: mstoll@acenursing.org

All written comments should be received by the ACEN by October 21, 2016.


*ASN Admission Package for Fall 2017
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*TEAS Testing Dates


View the ASN Nursing Student Handbook


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.



ACCUPLACER TEST SCORES

Degree
Program Ready
62 Writing
81 Reading
37 Algebra



Student Achievement Data 2013-2015
ASN Nursing Program
Licensure examination pass rate 100%
Program completion rate 56%
Graduates obtaining a job rate 100%



The ASN program is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing
Georgia Board of Nursing
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217
Web site: sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/45
Phone: 478-207-2440 or 844-753-7825


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



This nursing education program is a candidate for accreditation by
the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020
Email: info@acenursing.org
Web: www.acenursing.org


View Degrees
Associate of Science Nursing Degree (72 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
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers
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
TRADITIONAL TRACK
 


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*All program information subject to change without notice.

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Program Admission Information

High school diploma or GED Required for admission.

ACCUPLACER SCORES
Min. Scores
Sentence Skills
Reading Comp.
Arithmetic
Algebra
Degree
62
81
N/A
37
Diploma



Instructors & Faculty

Lanier, Latrona
Darity, Teresa
Ford, Mary
Holloway, Annette
Williams, Melissa