Nursing (NE73)  Degree


The Associate of Science in Nursing Program prepares program graduates to write the National Council Licensure Examination to become registered nurses. The program curriculum combines general education and nursing education. Consistent with the mission of Albany Technical College, program faculty support lifelong learning and workforce development through faculty efforts in continuing education and community service. The Associate of Science of Nursing program mission is to educate and prepare a diverse body of students to become safe, competent, and caring Registered Nurses for entry-level positions in the college’s service area while cultivating professionalism, an appreciation for other peoples and cultures, and a desire for lifelong learning. The ASN program includes obstetric, pediatric, medical/surgical, and psychiatric nursing experiences.

Admission Packets Spring 2025 ASN Handbook

Entrance date: Fall and Spring Semester
Core courses: Fall and Spring Semester
Occupationally specific courses: Spring and Summer Semester

Disclaimer:

Please be advised that the results obtained from utilizing the ASN Nursing GPA calculator do not serve as a guarantee of selection or admittance into the ASN program. The calculator functions as a tool designed to enhance transparency by assisting potential ASN students in calculating their GPA accurately for application and admission purposes.

Students must input all pertinent information into the required fields to ensure the GPA calculation's accuracy and minimize errors. However, relying solely on this tool's calculated GPA does not influence the decision-making process for ASN program selection and acceptance.

The selection and admission into the ASN program are determined based on the criteria outlined in the Admission Requirements section.

Therefore, while the ASN Nursing GPA calculator serves as a helpful resource, it does not guarantee acceptance into the program. We encourage all prospective students to familiarize themselves thoroughly with the selection criteria and to approach the application process comprehensively.

Program Admission Requirements:

Nursing is a competitive program that requires students to have a strong background in biology, math, science, and reading comprehension. Admission is based on the academic qualifications of the student and space availability. Admission to the college and meeting program admission requirements does NOT guarantee acceptance to the nursing program.

To be admitted to the nursing program, a student must first be admitted to the college. The following requirements for admission to Albany Technical College must be met:

  • Fill out an application to the college
  • Receive acceptance to the college
  • Indicate Associate of Science in Nursing program as a program of choice
  • Fill out an application to the Associate of Science in Nursing Program
  • The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Program will notify applicants status (i.e., acceptance, denial, incomplete application)
  • Applicants accepted into the ASN program will be notified of the new student mandatory orientation
  • Orientation must be attended/completed before registration for nursing courses

In addition to Albany Technical College admission requirements, the following nursing admission requirements must be met:

  • Applicant must be at least 18 years of age
  • Applicants must have a minimum nursing GPA of 2.75 for acceptance to the program
  • Only core courses required for the Associate of Science in Nursing program will be used in the calculation of the prospective student’s nursing grade point average (GPA)
  • Grades achieved in each attempt will be used in the calculation of the nursing GPA
  • Science courses (A&P I; A&P II; and Microbiology) more than 5 years old are not accepted
    For example, a student entering the program in Fall semester Anatomy and Physiology I and II and Microbiology must all be valid on the start day of ASN program courses (i.e., RNSG courses) during Spring semester.
  • The nursing program utilizes the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) to assess the readiness of prospective nursing students. Applicants must score a minimum of 60% on the ATI TEAS assessment to be eligible for acceptance to the program.
  • Scores within 12 months of program entrance (i.e., RNSG courses) are accepted from an approved ATI site
  • A maximum of two (2) attempts are allowed in a 12-month period of time
  • The two attempts must be a minimum of 30 days apart
  • Test scores are valid for 12 months from the date of the examination
  • ATI TEAS score must be valid on the start day of ASN program courses (i.e., RNSG courses)
  • Prospective students who do not meet the minimum ATI TEAS score will not be eligible to apply for program admission
  • Prospective students who do not meet the minimum GPA and/or ATI TEAS score will not be eligible for program admission.
  • Completion of admission requirements and/or core courses does not guarantee admission to the program.

It may not be possible to admit all students who meet the minimum requirements for admission.
If there are more qualified applicants than spaces available in the program and/or a nursing class, selection for admission will be based upon the following:

  • Nursing Grade Point Average
  • ATI TEAS - minimum score of 60% - maximum of two attempts within 12 months
  • Completion of core classes
  • Completion of science classes
  • Patterns of withdrawal from courses/schools
  • Grades of Ds and/or Fs
  • Availability of space in clinical sites
  • Availability of faculty resources

When space limits the acceptance of all qualified applicants:

  • Students will be ranked, according to the highest GPA, the highest nursing pre-admission test score, and completion of all required core classes including the completion of science classes.
  • The highest-ranked prospective students will be offered admission to the program.
  • Qualified applicants who meet admission requirements but, are not accepted must reapply for the next upcoming cohort for program admission.
  • The maximum enrollment for the Associate of Science in Nursing program is based upon full-time faculty numbers, which comply with the Georgia Board of Nursing and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) accrediting body standards (faculty-student ratio of 1:25).
  • There will be a program waiting list maintained in the Nursing Admissions office and with the Program Director for new and re-admitting students.
  • Students placed on the waiting list will remain on the waiting list until the beginning of the semester of the cohort for which the initial application for program admission was made.
  • Once the semester of the cohort for which the applicant has begun,the applicant must reapply to be considered for admission.
  • Applicants who earned less than a “C” in two or more nursing courses while enrolled in a previous nursing program will not be eligible for admission into ATC’s nursing program.
  • The applicant must wait a period of three (3) calendar years before they will be considered for admission to Albany Technical College’s nursing program.
  • If accepted to the program no transfer credit will be given for previous nursing courses.
  • Program re-entry will be on a space-available basis and adhere to admission requirements.
  • Students will be required to adhere to the ASN Student Handbook in effect at the time of program entry and/or re-entry.

Transfer Students Requirements

Transfer core credits are accepted from other accredited colleges and universities. A grade of “C” or better is required, and the course must be equivalent to courses required in the nursing curriculum pattern at Albany Technical College.

Students seeking program admission and/or transfer status from another institution must meet the following:

  • Submission of official transcripts from each college of attendance
  • A nursing transfer GPA of 2.75
  • Only core courses required for the nursing program will be used in the calculation of the prospective student’s nursing GPA
  • Grades achieved in each attempt will be used in the calculation of the GPA
  • Science courses (BIOL 2113/2113L, A &P I; BIOL 2114/2114L, A & P II; and BIOL 2117/2117L, Microbiology) more than 5 years old are not accepted.
  • General education core courses (English 1101, Composition and Rhetoric I; Psychology 1101, Introduction to Psychology; Math 1111, College Algebra; HUMN 1101, Introduction to Humanities; and SPCH 1101, Public Speaking) more than 10 years old will be evaluated on an individual basis by the ASN Program Director and/or Healthcare Technology Dean.
  • No transfer credit will be accepted from other accredited colleges and universities for previously completed nursing courses.
  • Students who have earned less than a “C” in two or more nursing courses at another institution must wait a period of three (3) calendar years before they are eligible for admission to Albany Technical College’s nursing program.
  • If accepted to the nursing program after the period of three (3) calendar years, no transfer credit will be given for prior nursing courses.

Minimum Test Scores

ACCUPLACER NEXT GENERATION– Reading 236 ACCUPLACER – Sentence Skills 70
Writing 249 Reading Comprehension 64
Quantitative Reasoning 245 Algebra 57

High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.

Credits required for graduation: 69

Nursing GPA Calculator

Beginning Spring 2022 (January 2022), ALL FIRST TIME college students will be required to take the College Success (COLL 1020) course.


NCLEX – RN Pass Rate
2023 100%
2022 81.82%
2021 100%
2020 100%
Program Completion Rate
2023 50%
2022 44.9%
2021 20.4%
2020 13.6%
Graduate Job Placement Rate
2023 100%
2022 100%
2021 100%
2020 100%

  • The Associate of Science in Nursing Program at Albany Technical College located in Albany, Georgia is approved by the:
    Georgia Board of Nursing (GBON)
    237 Coliseum Drive
    Macon, Georgia 31217-3858
    Phone: 844-753-7825
  • The Associate of Science in Nursing program at Albany Technical College located in Albany, Georgia is accredited by the:
    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
    3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
    (404) 975-5000
    The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate of Science in Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
    View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm
    Type of program: Associate

General Education Core Courses 15 credits
Area I - Language Arts/Communications
ENGL 1101

Explores the analysis of literature and articles about issues in the humanities and in society. Students practice various modes of writing, ranging from exposition to argumentation and persuasion. The course includes a review of standard grammatical and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing. An introduction to library resources lays the foundation for research. Topics include writing analysis and practice, revision, and research. Students write a research paper using library resources and using a formatting and documentation style appropriate to the purpose and audience.

3
Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences
PSYC 1101

Introduces the major fields of contemporary psychology. Emphasis is on fundamental principles of psychology as a science. Topics include research design, the organization and operation of the nervous system, sensation and perception, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, thinking and intelligence, lifespan development, personality, psychopathology and interventions, stress and health, and social psychology.

3
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics
MATH 1111

Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using algebraic concepts. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, and systems of equations; optional topics include sequences, series, and probability or analytic geometry.

3
Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts
HUMN 1101
Prerequisite: ENGL 1101

Explores the philosophic and artistic heritage of humanity expressed through a historical perspective on visual arts, music, and literature. The humanities provide insight into people and society. Topics include historical and cultural developments, contributions of the humanities, and research.

3
Program-Specific Gen. Ed. Course Requirements
SPCH 1101

Introduces the student to the fundamentals of oral communication. Topics include selection and organization of materials, preparation and delivery of individual and group presentations, analysis of ideas presented by others, and professionalism.

3
Non General Education Courses 12 credits
BIOL 2113
Corequisite: BIOL 2113L

Introduces the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Emphasis is placed on the development of a systemic perspective of anatomical structures and physiological processes. Topics include body organization, cell structure and functions, tissue classifications, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous and sensory systems.

3
BIOL 2113L
Corequisites: BIOL 2113, ENGL 1101, BIOL 2117, BIOL 2117L

Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in BIOL 2113. The laboratory exercises for this course include body organization, cell structure and functions, tissue classifications, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous sensory systems. Please Note: Transferability of online lab courses to your prospective institution may vary. We recommend verifying with your institution's admissions or academic department whether they accept online lab courses for credit

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BIOL 2114
Prerequisites: BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L, BIOL 2117, BIOL 2117L Corequisite: BIOL 2114L

Continues the study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include the endocrine system, cardiovascular system, blood and lymphatic system, immune system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system,and reproductive system.

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BIOL 2114L
Prerequisites: BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L, BIOL 2117, BIOL 2117L Corequisite: BIOL 2114

Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in BIOL 2114. The laboratory exercises for this course include the endocrine system, cardiovascular system, blood and lymphatic system, immune system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, and reproductive system. Please Note: Transferability of online lab courses to your prospective institution may vary. We recommend verifying with your institution's admissions or academic department whether they accept online lab courses for credit

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BIOL 2117
Corequisites: BIOL 2117L, BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L

Provides students with a foundation in basic microbiology with emphasis on infectious diseases. Topics include microbial diversity, microbial cell biology, microbial genetics, interactions and impact of microorganisms and humans, microorganisms and human disease.

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BIOL 2117L
Corequisites: BIOL 2117, BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L

Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in BIOL 2117. The laboratory exercises for this course include microbial diversity, microbial cell biology, microbial genetics, interactions and impact of microorganisms and humans, microorganisms and human disease. Please Note: Transferability of online lab courses to your prospective institution may vary. We recommend verifying with your institution's admissions or academic department whether they accept online lab courses for credit

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Occupational Courses 42 credits
RNSG 1016
Prerequisites: ENGL 1101, BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L, BIOL 2117, BIOL 2117L, MATH 1111 Corequisite: RNSG 1010

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of nursing across the lifespan and the role of the registered nurse. With a focus on patient-centered care, the nursing process will be utilized to identify and provide the building blocks of nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings. Emphasis is placed on developing skills needed to provide safety, minimizing the risk of harm to patients and providers, and evidence-based practice. Concepts presented include beginning teamwork and collaboration, quality improvement, informatics, documentation, physical assessment, infection control, patient education, and nursing interventions. Supervised inpatient and outpatient clinical rotations will provide the opportunities for the students to achieve the course competencies. This course provides opportunities for the student to acquire an adequate knowledge utilizing understanding from the biophysical sciences, humanities, growth and development, problem solving abilities, critical thinking and the nursing process.

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RNSG 1002
Prerequisites: ENGL 1101, BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L, BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114L, BIOL 2117, BIOL 2117L, MATH 1111, RNSG 1010, RNSG 1016 Corequisite: RNSG 1004

This course prepares students to provide patient-centered care to obstetric newborn and pediatric clients. Emphasis is placed on utilizing evidence-based and critical thinking skills in the development and implementation of a plan of care for obstetric, newborn, and pediatric clients. Family structures, psychosocial and cultural influences on childbearing and newborn families' educational needs assessment of the obstetric and newborn clients, pregnancy and childbirth, high risk pregnancies and deliveries, and conditions present in the newborn at birth are discussed. The educational needs of childrearing families, assessment of the pediatric clients, psychosocial and cultural influences on childbearing families, growth and development, and alterations in health of the pediatric client are also discussed. Concepts related to physiologic integrity, psychosocial integrity, health promotion, safety, teamwork and collaboration, and infection control are integrated with the course. Supervised inpatient and outpatient clinical rotations will provide the opportunities for the students to achieve the course competencies. This course provides opportunities for the student to acquire an adequate knowledge utilizing evidence-based practice from the biophysical sciences, humanities, growth and development, problem solving abilities and the nursing process. The impact of psychosocial and cultural values and practices of the childbearing family are explored.

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RNSG 1003
Prerequisites: ENGL 1101, BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L, BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114L, BIOL 2117, BIOL 2117L, MATH 1111, RNSG 1010, RNSG 1016 Corequisite: RNSG 1012

This course introduces the nursing student to concepts and principles of adult health nursing practice including major concepts of evidence-based practice, safety, and nursing skills related to patient-centered care. This course is designed to provide the foundation for entry level competence in adult Medical-Surgical Nursing. Emphasis is placed on selected pathophysiological concepts and the integration of the nursing process. Supervised inpatient and outpatient clinical rotations will provide opportunities for the students to achieve the course competencies. This course provides opportunities for the student to acquire an adequate knowledge utilizing understanding from the biophysical sciences, humanities, growth and development, problem solving abilities, critical thinking and the nursing process.

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RNSG 1004
Prerequisites: ENGL 1101, BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L, BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114L, BIOL 2117, BIOL 2117L, MATH 1111, RNSG 1010, RNSG 1016, RNSG 1003 Corequisite: RNSG 1002

This course continues the nursing concepts in relationship to adult health nursing. It is designed to develop knowledge and skills necessary for safe, patient-centered care of adult clients experiencing alterations in human responses. Didactic and clinical learning opportunities are designed to guide students in providing nursing care to adult clients who are experiencing common acute and chronic health alterations in a variety of settings, including long and/or rehabilitation nursing. Emphasis is placed on health promotion, restoration, and maintenance of the client through the utilization of data to monitor outcomes of care processes, improving the quality and safety of health car systems. Supervised inpatient and outpatient clinical rotations will provide the opportunities for the students to achieve the course competencies. The course provides opportunities for the student to acquire an adequate knowledge utilizing evidence-based practice from the biophysical sciences, humanities, growth and development, problem solving abilities and the nursing process.

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RNSG 1006
Prerequisites: ENGL 1101, BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L, BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114L, BIOL 2117, BIOL 2117L, MATH 1111, RNSG 1010, RNSG 1016, RNSG 1003, RNSG 1002, RNSG 1004, RNSG 1012 Corequisite: RNSG 1014

This course continues to build on the previous medical surgical courses to introduce patient-centered care of clients with complex and multisystem disorders. Continued emphasis is placed on use of the evidence-based practice, the nursing process, systems review, and the understanding of pathophysiology as it relates to the nurse’s role as a safe provider of care. Students will function effectively within nursing and inter professional teams utilizing data to monitor outcomes. Supervised inpatient and outpatient clinical rotations will provide the opportunities for the students to achieve the course competencies. This course provides opportunities for the student to acquire an adequate knowledge utilizing evidence-based practice from the biophysical sciences, humanities, growth and development, problem solving abilities and the nursing process.

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RNSG 1010
Prerequisites: ENGL 1101, BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L, MATH 1111, BIOL 2117, BIOL 2117L Corequisite: RNSG 1016

This course introduces the student to pharmacological concepts and measurements. Includes such topics as medication dosage, calculations, drug interactions with drugs or foods, medication, administration, and intravenous therapy.

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RNSG 1012
Prerequisites: ENGL 1101, BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L, BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114L, BIOL 2117, BIOL 2117L, MATH 1111, RNSG 1010, RNSG 1016 Corequisite: RNSG 1003

This course will provide the student with an opportunity to provide patient-centered care by exploring and applying the conceptual basis for professional nursing with clients in the mental health field. With a focus on psychiatric nursing services to individuals, within the context of their families, with an emphasis on teamwork and collaboration, health patterns, evidence-based practice, safety, ethics, and role development, supervised inpatient and outpatient clinical rotations will provide opportunities for the student to achieve the course competencies. This course provides opportunities for the student to acquire an adequate knowledge utilizing evidence-based practice from the biophysical sciences, humanities, growth and development, problem solving abilities and the nursing process.

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RNSG 1014
Prerequisites: ENGL 1101, BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L, BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114L, BIOL 2117, BIOL 2117L, MATH 1111, RNSG 1010, RNSG 1016, RNSG 1003, RNSG 1002, RNSG 1004, RNSG 1012 Corequisite: RNSG 1006

The course is designed to facilitate the student’s transition into the profession of nursing. The focus of the course is on the role of the nurse in relation to the health care system. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of teamwork and collaboration, professional behavior, evidence-based practice, managing of care process, and health care policy. Review of concept required for licensure examination and entry into the practice of professional nursing. The course includes application of the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses NCLEX-RN test plan, assessment of knowledge deficits, and planning and implementation of needed remediation.

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Faculty
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Program Chair

Associate of Science Nursing Director
Academic Advisement Center, Room 159

Click to view profile for Natalie Thomas
Advisor

Nursing, Instructor
Academic Advisement Center, Room 156

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Advisor

ASN Instructor
Academic Advisement Center, Room 152

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Advisor

ASN Instructor
Healthcare Technology Building

Click to view profile for Dominique Borden
Advisor

ASN Instructor
Academic Advisement Center, Room 158

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Advisor

Medical Surgical Nursing Skills Coordinator
Academic Advisement Center, Room 156

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