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Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

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.

Message from the Dean

Portrait of Nursing Dean Dr. Jeffrey Ross

Jeffrey Ross

Dean and Professor of Nursing

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

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 two-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 degrees. 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 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!


Run for the Nurses

Break out your running shoes and join us as participants race around our beautiful campus. Our half marathon course is USATF Certified, and we also offer a scenic 5K route. This event supports the ABAC School of Nursing and Health Sciences. 


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.

Nursing: BSN
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RN-BSN Program Mission Statement 

The ABAC RN-BSN program facilitates engaged student-centered learning by providing relevant experiences in a supportive community. To support the healthcare needs and welfare of the community and across the nation, the RN-BSN program prepares registered nursing professionals to assume leadership positions, utilize informatics in the performance of nursing research, and collaborate to manage complex clinical situations.

Degrees and Tracks

Nursing: ASN
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ASN Program Mission Statement 

The ABAC ASN program’s mission is to prepare students to become professional registered nurses by providing foundational nursing knowledge and engaging students in relevant experiences. To meet the healthcare needs of diverse populations, the ABAC ASN graduate will utilize the nursing process, critical thinking, and clinical judgment skills to deliver evidence-based nursing care safely and invest in continued professional learning to maintain excellence.

Degrees and Tracks


Meet our Students & Alumni

See what our students have to say about our School.

Jameila Barzallo

Jameila Barzallo

I chose ABAC because of its outstanding reputation for producing "top of the line" nurses. The ABAC Nursing program has awesome professors and staff members who really care about the student's succ