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Associate Degree in Nursing

The Associate Degree Nursing program is designed to prepare students to practice professional nursing in a variety of settings. Graduates will understand the nursing process, learn to think critically, and make appropriate clinical decisions. They will use current evidence as a scientific rationale for making clinical decisions. Based on their understanding of the significance of ongoing developments in nursing and medical science and technology, they will express a commitment to lifelong learning and further career development.  They will comprehend the core values of the nursing profession, including respecting the dignity as well as value of all persons, including caring, cultural competence, cultural diversity, and basic ethical and legal concepts. They will develop the basic role competencies expected of associate degree graduates. 

Program Mission


The primary mission of the Associate Degree Nursing Program of Augusta Technical College is to alleviate the shortage of registered nurses in the College service area by preparing competent entry level graduates who can pass the NCLEX-RN examination, and practice professional nursing in a variety of health settings.

Subsidiary missions are to:


  • Provide an excellent nursing program which is grounded in the arts and sciences and exemplifies contemporary thinking about nursing education in associate degree programs;

  • Prepare nurses who understand the significance of advances in nursing and medical science, technology, and informatics in contemporary health care delivery and express a commitment to lifelong learning and further career development;

  • Educate students in the core nursing values of respect for the dignity and value of all persons, regardless of age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, culture, disabilities, and religious preference;

  • Formulate a curriculum enabling the students to develop the various role competencies expected of associate degree graduates and develop entry level behaviors common in new graduates of a professional nursing program; and

  • Develop a caring and supportive academic environment for students so that they can access resources needed to successfully complete the nursing curriculum and pass the NCLEX-RN examination.

Program Information/Advisement
Group information/advisement sessions are conducted each term by the program advisors. Please schedule an appointment with one of the advisors if you need additional assistance and/or information after attending a group information/advisement session.



FOR PROGRAM INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

JESSICA SHINE
ALLIED HEALTH ADVISOR

706-771-4825

jshine@augustatech.edu


Program Advisors Contact Information

Ms. Kandace Chariff, RN, MN
Department Chair

706-771-4846

kchariff@augustatech.edu

Ms. Kim Bohne, MSN, CPNP

706-771-4183

kbohne@augustatech.edu

Mrs. Lisa Prince-Clark, MSN, CMSRN

706-771-4168

lclark@augustatech.edu

Mr. Terry Richardson, RN, MSN

706-771-4184

trichardson@augustatech.edu

 

Competitive Progression Process
Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) is a competitive progression program. Students who meet the College criteria for admission will be admitted to the program as a candidate for progression to take prerequisite courses. Students must by the designated deadline (refer to page 15 of the College Catalog): (a) achieve a score at the proficient level (cut score of 58.7%) or higher on the TEAS V Test and (b) complete the prerequisite courses with a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale; and (c) submit all official transcripts to be eligible for program progression evaluation. The program progression criteria determine the academic/ranking order for selection of students for progression to the courses with the RNSG prefixes.


Recommended Sequence for Prerequisite Courses

 

Semester

Course Prefix and Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

 

First Year

 

Fall

ENGL    1101
MATH   1111
BIOL   2113
BIOL  2113L
PSYC 1101

Composition /Rhetoric
College Algebra
Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
Introductory Psychology

3
3
3
1
3

 

 

 

 

13

 

Spring

BIOL 2114
BIOL 2114L
BIOL 2117
BIOL 2117L
HUM 1101

Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
Introductory Microbiology
Introductory Microbiology Lab
Introduction to Humanities

3
1
3
1
3

 

Summer

Students are evaluated and selected for progression during this term

11

 

Sequence for Progression Courses

 

 

Second Year

 

Fall

RNSG 1210

RNSG 1230
PSYC  2103 OR
SPCH 1101

The Nursing Profession: Foundational Concepts
Pharmacology and Dosage Calculation
Human Development OR
Public Speaking

8
3
3
3

 

 

 

 

14

 

Spring

RNSG 1250
RNSG 1270
PSYC  2103 OR
SPCH  1101

Adult Nursing I
Mental Health
Human Development OR
Public Speaking

6
3

3

 

 

 

 

13

 

Summer

RNSG 2210
RNSG 2270

Adult Nursing II
Pediatrics

6
4

 

 

 

 

10

 

Third Year

 

Fall

RNSG 2250
RNSG 2230

Adult Nursing III
Maternal-Newborn

8
4

 

 

 

 

12

 

Total Credit Hours for the Program

 72