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Albany Tech Launches Associate of Science in Nursing Program


August 24, 2012- ALBANY, GA- Albany Technical College has been given provisional approval by the Georgia Board of Nurses to accept students into its new Associate of Science Nursing program.

The program is designed to meet the needs of the community by complimenting Albany Tech's existing nursing program. Students will be able to complete their nursing career choice by one of two tracks – the traditional path and the LPN-RN bridge path.

"There has been a tremendous response from the community wanting to get information on the admission/entrance requirements," said Mattie Buchannon, Dean of the Health Care Technology division at Albany Technical College. "Our program is designed to assist those interested persons to pursue their goals of becoming a Registered Nurse. We built our program based on some of the successful models that we have seen, while not destroying the goals of any entity in our region."

"We are excited to help alleviate the nursing shortage and health disparities in our community by providing well-trained registered nurses," said Schvon Bussey, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C, Program Chair for the new program at Albany Tech.

Albany Tech has submitted a prospectus by its accrediting board, to the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), on this program and anticipates approval within the next few months.

The traditional track for the program will be six semesters. Albany Tech will begin taking applications for both tracks beginning in January, 2013. Students who are interested can contact Schvon Bussey at or call 229.430.3698 or visit for more information regarding application, registration, and program requirements.

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