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Nursing Information Sessions on June 29 at ABAC

June 13, 2017

Two information sessions which cover associate’s degrees and bachelor’s degrees in nursing at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will be held in the ABAC Health Sciences building on June 29.  There will be a morning session from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and an afternoon session from 4-5 p.m. New students, transfer students and practicing nurses, respiratory therapists and paramedics are encouraged to attend one of these sessions.

“The sessions are a great time to meet faculty and get your questions answered as you prepare to begin your nursing education,” Becky Arnold, associate professor of nursing, said.  “Nursing faculty will be available to discuss our nursing degrees in both group and one-on-one settings.”

Arnold said prospective students will be treated to a behind the scenes look at ABAC’s modern nursing education facility including the high-tech patient simulation laboratory.   In addition to the basic nursing program, ABAC now offers an RN–BSN Completion program and an accelerated, one day per week bridge track for LPNs, respiratory therapists and paramedics. An associate degree earned at ABAC prepares students to take the Registered Nurse (RN) licensure examination.

Troy Spicer, Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, said that ABAC has been so successful in recruiting and retaining qualified nursing faculty that there is currently no waiting list to get into the highly successful program.

“I am happy to announce that, currently, all qualified candidates are offered seats in the program,” Spicer said.

At the information session on June 29, Dr. Tami Dennis, Professor of Nursing, will provide practicing RNs information regarding steps to begin the process of completing their bachelor’s degree at ABAC.

“Health care organizations are very interested in their nurses returning to school to complete their bachelor’s degrees,” Dennis said.

The bachelor’s degree could also be a stepping stone for nurses to become nurse practitioners and nurse anesthetists. The job market for nurses continues to be strong.  Usually, all ABAC nursing graduates find employment immediately after graduation.

For more information on these information sessions or for additional information regarding the nursing program at ABAC, interested persons can visit www.abac.edu/nursing or contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at (229) 391-5020.  Fall term classes begin at ABAC on Aug. 16.
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