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School of Nursing and Health Sciences

ABOUT THIS SCHOOL

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences offers two widely sought after degrees in healthcare for both beginning undergraduate students and current healthcare professionals. We are proud to boast one of the highest NCLEX RN pass rates in the state and a 100% employment rate for our graduates. We offer both a traditional track to becoming an RN and an option for practical nurses, paramedics, and respiratory therapists to become registered in just one year through the Bridge track.  
Jeff Ross Interim Nursing Dean

Jeffrey Ross

Interim Dean and Associate Professor

Message from the Dean

Welcome to the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at ABAC!  Whether you are a prospective student, a current student, or an alumnus of ABAC, take a moment to explore our website to learn about our outstanding nursing programs.

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences, located in both Tifton and ABAC Bainbridge, offers both a traditional t0-year Associate in Science of Nursing (ASN) Degree and a one-year Bridge Program for students who have health sciences backgrounds such as a licensed practical nurse, paramedic, or respiratory therapist. In addition, an RN-BSN Program is available for Registered Nurses to complete their baccalaureate degree. ABAC Nursing boasts highly qualified and dedicated faculty members who impart knowledge and skills necessary for the nursing profession while instilling values of life-long learning.

The Nursing Program, established in 1966, has a longstanding history of excellence in nursing as evidenced by our exceptional NCLEX-RN licensure pass rates, high employer satisfaction, and superior job placement rates. The success, achievements, and overall strength of the nursing programs at are due to the dedication of our faculty and staff, determination of our students, and dynamic support from our clinical affiliations.

We have partnered with the best hospitals and community agencies in the state of Georgia to offer hands-on, real-life clinical experiences. Students develop and refine their clinical judgment and nursing skills at Tift Regional Medical Center, Colquitt Regional Medical Center, South Georgia Medical Center, John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital, Donalsonville Hospital, Memorial Hospital and Manor, Miller County Hospital, Florida State Hospital and many other excellent healthcare sites.

If you have been looking for a school where you can receive superior quality instruction with individual attention, supported by a rich clinical learning environment, I invite you to become a part of our ABAC family at the Tifton or Bainbridge locations and begin your professional nursing career!

I love the nursing program at ABAC and the profession itself for helping me grow in ways that I didn’t know possible. I will hold this dear in my heart as well. The nursing faculty motivated me to work my hardest academically and professionally. I strive to be the best at what I do. I strive to be the best nurse I can be. I walked on campus with so much in hand, and I’m leaving ABAC with a smile on my face knowing that I have grown so much. I hope you learn how to grow as well. I hope to leave an impact on others now and generations to come. I hope you choose to be happy!

Alejandro Torres

Nursing - R.N. to B.S.N. Completion (B.S.N)
Class of 2019

I love ABAC because it has allowed me to pursue my dream of becoming a Registered Nurse in the comfort of my hometown. I also love ABAC because the class sizes are fairly small and allow you more one-on-one interaction with your professors. My ABAC education is preparing me for what lies ahead once I receive my degree. Graduating from ABAC’s nursing program will give me an advantage over other nurses who did not receive their education from ABAC.

Hannah Barry

Tifton, GA
Nursing - R.N.
Class of 2020

My favorite part about the ABAC Nursing Program is the friendships I have made. Connections with my professors will undoubtedly help to further my career goals. I am very thankful for the opportunities that have been afforded to me in this program, and I would recommend it to anyone.

Jacob Walker

Nursing - R.N. to B.S.N. Completion (B.S.N)
Class of 2019

ABAC has given me the second chance I needed to do life right. I am a single mom that works full time. Because of ABAC and its wonderful staff motivating me and helping me along the way, in May 2021 I will graduate with an Associate Degree in Nursing. ABAC has already taught me so much, not just in my field of study, but also about who I am. There was a reason I only applied to ABAC and its nursing program. I will always recommend it as the best around.

Kari Brown

Sylvester, GA
Nursing - R.N.
Class of 2021

Departments

The Department of Nursing at ABAC offers immersive and comprehensive programs that teach students to provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support for patients and families. Our graduates leave prepared to enter the nursing field with hands-on, applicable experience and the confidence and skills necessary for success. This department offers options for those just beginning their nursing journey, as well as those with existing experience in 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.
Explore Nursing: ASN Kari Brown

Department of Nursing: BSN

The RN to BSN Program is for those with existing Registered Nurse status interested in completing their baccalaureate degree online.

Tracks

Explore Nursing: BSN Kari Brown
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I honestly believe the best way to lead is by example. My students know I am in college, and they see the struggle is real, even for me. I think this makes them work harder for me. I am not afraid for them to see me fall short. They all know I am human. In just a few short semesters, the young men and women I teach today will be my colleagues and possibly taking care of me or my family.

Tammy Carter

Assistant Professor of Nursing
ABAC Class of 2000

I have been in higher education for 16 years. I practiced for 23 years as a Registered Nurse with my specialty area being maternal-infant care. I have experience in the ER and Med-Surg floors as well. I was a Director of the Maternal Infant floor for 12 years. I also was a nursing supervisor periodically through my 23 years in hospital employment.

Tamara Dennis

Professor of Nursing; BSN Program Coordinator

Our job placement is 100% (area hospitals, long term care facilities, prisons, chemical dependency Rehabilitation units, Physician's offices. Tift Regional Medical Center works with our students so they can intern on a Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) with specific preceptors. It is part of the student's clinical experience but more individualized like an internship. Hospitals love to hire our students.

Tift Regional Medical Center, area hospitals, long-term care facilities, prisons, chemical dependency rehabilitation units, physician's offices

Nursing Students practice on simulation dummy

Career Opportunities WITH

Apply to the Nursing Program

Apply to the Nursing Program
You must be accepted by ABAC to apply. You will need to have your ABAC email address and 918 student ID number.

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

 

Accept Your Seat and Submit Student Documents to ABAC Nursing
You must be accepted to the Nursing Program.

 

Due to the ongoing changes with COVID-19, the nursing application deadline for fall is extended until July 1, 2020. If you have any questions concerning your eligibility status, please contact your nursing advisor.

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Accreditation

The Associate of Science in Nursing and RN-BSN Programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

The contact information is listed below.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Telephone: (404) 975-5000
Fax:  (404) 975-5020
Website:  www.acenursing.org

 

Approvals

The Associate of Science in Nursing is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing.

The contact information is listed below.

Georgia Board of Nursing
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA  31217-3858
Telephone:  (478) 207-2440
Fax:  (877) 588-0446
Website:  www.sos.georgia.gov/plb/rn

Contact Information

Health Science Building

ABAC 52, 2802 Moore Hwy., Tifton, GA 31793