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.
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.
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.
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
ASN Nursing Program
|Licensure examination pass rate||100%|
|Program completion rate||56%|
|Graduates obtaining a job rate||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
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.
|ENGL 1101||Composition and Rhetoric|
|HUMN 1101||Introduction to Humanities|
|SPCH 1101||Public Speaking|
|PSYC 1101||General Psychology|
|MATH 1111||College Algebra|
|BIOL 2113||Anatomy and Physiology I|
|BIOL 2113L||Anatomy & Physiology I Lab|
|BIOL 2114||Anatomy and Physiology II|
|BIOL 2114L||Anatomy & Physiology II Lab|
|BIOL 2117L||Microbiology Lab|
|RNSG 1010||Pharmacology and Dosage Calculations|
|RNSG 1016||Fundamentals of Nursing|
|RNSG 1003||Medical Surgical I|
|RNSG 1012||Mental Health|
|RNSG 1004||Medical Surgical II|
|RNSG 1002||Maternal - Child Nursing|
|RNSG 1006||Medical Surgical III|
|RNSG 1014||Nursing Seminar|
*All program information subject to change without notice.