Nursing Information Session November 14 at ABAC

November 3, 2017

Prospective students can take their first step toward a nursing career in an information session on Nov. 14 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Health Sciences building at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

Associate Professor of Nursing Becky Arnold said the session will include information on both the bachelor’s degree in nursing and the associate degree in nursing offered by ABAC.

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

Arnold said the session is open to prospective new students, transfer students, practicing nurses, respiratory therapists, paramedics, and anyone else who may be interested in pursuing a degree in nursing.  Campus representatives from admissions and financial aid will be on hand to assist students and answer questions.

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.

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. According to ABAC’s nursing faculty, all graduates find employment in the field of nursing immediately after graduation.

For more information, interested persons can visit www.abac.edu/nursing or contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at (229) 391-5020.  Spring term classes begin at ABAC on Jan. 8, 2018.
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