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WE WILL BEGIN ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE SPRING 2015 COHORT IN THE FALL OF 2014!




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, et al), before and after surgical care, long term care, and end of life care.

Employment

OccupationalTrends:According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition registered nurses are the largest healthcare occupation holding about 2.6 million jobs in 2008. Hospitals employed the majority of RNs, with 60 percent of such jobs. About 8 percent of jobs were in offices of physicians, 5 percent in home healthcare services, 5 percent in nursing care facilities, and 3 percent in employment services.The remainder worked mostly in government agencies, social assistance agencies, and educational services.

Job Outlook

Job opportunities are expected to be excellent for the registered nurses for the future.The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that jobs for registered nurses with an associate degree will increase by 23.5% between 2006 to 2016. Registered nurses are projected to generate about 587,000 new jobs over the 2006-2016 period.

Earnings

Median annual wages of registered nurse were $64,690 in 2010.The lowest 10 percent earned less than $44,190 and the top 10 percent earned more than $95,130.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010- 11 Edition, Registered Nurses., on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos102.htm



*Requirements to advance:

Admission to the program is a competitive process.

Program academic ranking will be used to select students for progression to the occupational courses.

A GPA of 2.75 is required to advance to the occupational courses.

A minimum score of 58.7% on the TEAS assessment is required to take the core courses.

Completion of the above process and completion of the core courses does not guarantee admission to the occupational courses (nursing courses). Students will be ranked and selected according to the above criteria.Therefore, applicants with the strongest credentials will be chosen.

Students will be allowed only two (2) failing grades during their enrollment in the program. Upon failing the first class (whether it is general core courses, allied health science courses, or nursing courses) the student will attend an appeal hearing with the Dean of Academic Affairs and selected nursing faculty. The student will be placed on a probationary status with a prescribed action plan.The student must adhere to the prescribed action plan completely.

If a student fails a second course, the student will be dropped from the program and unable to reenter for five (5) years.



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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
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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.

COMPASS SCORES
Min. Scores
Writing
Reading
Pre-Algebra
Algebra
Degree
Diploma
62
81
N/A
37



Instructors & Faculty

Bussey, Schvon
Darity, Teresa
Ford, Mary
Holloway, Annett