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Associate Degree in Nursing

Associate Degree in Nursing Information Sessions:

  Date   Time   Location
  November 21    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    Building 1300, Tiered Classroom 
  January 11    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    Building 1300, Tiered Classroom 
  May 11    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    Building 1300, Tiered Classroom 

Associate Degree in Nursing TEAS Exam Sessions for the Augusta Campus:

  Date   Time   Location
  January 27, 2017    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    ITC Building 1000, Classroom 218 
  February 10, 2017    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    ITC Building 1000, Classroom 218 
  February 24, 2017    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    ITC Building 1000, Classroom 218 
  March 10, 2017    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    ITC Building 1000, Classroom 218 
  March 24, 2017    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    ITC Building 1000, Classroom 218 
  April 14, 2017    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    ITC Building 1000, Classroom 218 
  April 28, 2017    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    ITC Building 1000, Classroom 218 

Please register at www.ATItesting.com.

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 Information


ADN Student Handbook

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.



Program Advisors Contact Information

Terry Richardson, RN, MSN
Department Chair

706-771-4184

trichardson@augustatech.edu

Kimberly Natson, RN, MSN

706-771-4166

kimberly.natson@augustatech.edu

Beatrice Olden, RN, MSN

706-771-4846

bolden@augustatech.edu

Sherry Williams, MSN, MSN

706-771-4168

sherry.williams@augustatech.edu

Competitive Progression Process/Admission Requirements:
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 16 of the College Catalog): (a) achieve a score at the proficient level (cut score of 58.7%) or higher on the TEAS 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 ranking order for progression to the RNSG prefix courses is determined using the TEAS cut score (represents 30% of the ranking score) and the grade point average for the prerequisite courses (represents 70% of the ranking score). For more information regarding this process, please contact the Admissions Office at (706) 771-4028.

Program Outcome Data:

   Outcome      Expected Levels of Achievement   Actual Levels of Achievement
NCLEX Pass Rate Acceptable performance on the licensing examination for each nursing education program shall be a passing rate of at least eighty (80) percent of its first-time writers in any given calendar year.

A passing percentage of at least eighty (80) percent of all first-time writers on the licensing examination over the four (4) most recent years must be maintained.
Annual Pass Rate 94.44% (01 January 2016 to 30 June 2016)

Annual Pass Rate 95.45% (01 Jan. 2015 to 31 Dec. 2015)
Program Completion Rate At least 70% of the students will graduate within 22.5 months (150% of the program length) of enrolling in their first nursing prefix course. 78.3% (2015)
Job Placement Rate At least 80% of the program graduates will be employed in the position for which the program prepared them within one year. 100% (2015)

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

Humanities/Fine Arts

Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
Introductory Microbiology
Introductory Microbiology Lab
Humanities/Fine Arts Area IV Options

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