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Albany Tech Holds Press Conferences Thursday to launch Associate of Science in Nursing Program with a LPN-RN Bridge


January 30,2013 - ALBANY, GA- Albany Technical College will hold a special press conference on Thursday, January 31, 2013, at 10 a.m., in the Practical Nursing lab in the Nathaniel Cross Health Care Technology building, to announce its new Associate of Science degree in nursing program with a LPN-RN Bridge, which will begin this fall term.

Albany Tech has been given provisional approval by the Georgia Board of Nurses to accept students into its new Associate of Science Nursing program for the fall semester 2013.

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 admissions/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 now with students beginning the program fall term 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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