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School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Department of Nursing: ASN

The Associate of Science in nursing is a two-year degree track for students interested in becoming a Registered Nurse. Those with existing experience may be eligible for the one-year Bridge Program to reach RN status.

Degrees and Tracks

The Associate of Science in Nursing is offered in two tracks a Generic and Bridge. Both lead to eligibility to take the licensing examination to be a Registered Nurse (RN).

Associate of Science in Nursing (A.S.N.)

Nursing Students in practical lab

Generic

The Generic track of the nursing program is a common traditional pathway to becoming a Registered Nurse (RN). The program requires two semesters of pre-requisite courses that must be taken before the first nursing course. After these courses are completed, students enter the four-semester sequence of nursing courses.

The courses begin with the basics of nursing care and then progress in the following semesters to more complex issues including the latest technology used in patient care. Students learn in classroom settings as well as in small groups in campus laboratories where realistic automated patient manikins create a safe learning environment in which students are encouraged by an expert faculty to build skills and confidence. Students complete clinical rotations in area hospitals, all of which have excellent reputations for quality patient care.

Graduates earn an associate of science in nursing (ASN) degree and are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination to earn their RN license.

Go to catalog for ASN Generic Track
Nursing Students in practical lab

One-Year Bridge Program

The Bridge track provides LPNs, paramedics, and respiratory therapists advanced placement and an accelerated, one-day-per-week program.

The program requires that students have completed their entire core coursework required for the associate degree in nursing program. Upon completion of these classes, students take three semesters of nursing courses.

Graduates earn an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree and are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination to earn their RN license.

Go to catalog for One-Year Bridge Program

Financial Aid Resources

All nursing students are encouraged to apply for these scholarships regardless of financial aid status and GPA.

Deadlines and Application

Please read the following prior to completing an online application for the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program.

Do not complete a nursing application if you have not been accepted to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC). You must be accepted to ABAC first to apply to the Nursing program and you will need your ABAC email address and 918 number.  To apply to ABAC go to abac.edu and click on the Admissions link.

All required information must be included for the application to be considered. An application missing required information and/or submitted after the deadline dates will not be considered.

Admission to the program is competitive and the number of students accepted is limited by the Georgia Board of Nursing student to faculty ratio.

If you are applying to the ASN Bridge Program, you will need to supply your license or certification number.

  • March 1: Tifton & Bainbridge Bridge Program Admission
  • July 1: Tifton & Bainbridge Fall Admission
  • October 1: Tifton Spring Admission

Clinical Screenings

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences requires screening examinations, criminal background checks, and drug screens upon acceptance and throughout the nursing program as required by clinical agencies.

A student, who is denied access to a clinical agency due to the results of a criminal background check or a drug screen, may be dismissed from the program due to the inability to complete the program requirements.

Contact the following for more information about our programs:

  • Tifton: Reba Selph at rselph@abac.edu or 229.391.5020
  • Bainbridge: Ashley Robinson at ashley.robinson@abac.edu or 229.243.4280