NG73 Nursing, Associate of Science in Nursing Degree

Offered at the Flint and Henry Campuses (Spring Only)

Program Entrance Term: Spring
Minimum Length of Program: 6 terms
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 69

Program Description

The two-year associate-level Nursing program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for positions in the nursing profession. The curriculum is designed to produce highly-trained, technically advanced, competent, and caring individuals who are prepared to practice professional nursing in a variety of health care settings. The purpose of the program is to provide the learner with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitude to practice competently and safely as a beginning nurse generalist in a variety of acute and long-term care settings. The nurse is viewed as a caring, holistic person who possesses critical thinking/ problem-solving skills, integrity, accountability, a theoretical knowledge base, refined psychomotor skills, and a commitment to life-long learning.

Program graduates receive an Associate of Science (ASN) degree. Graduates are then eligible to apply and take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Upon successful completion of the NCLEX-RN and licensure by the Georgia Board of Nursing, graduates are employable as registered nurses in a variety of settings.

Accreditation

This nursing education program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. 

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000; Website: https://www.acenursing.org/
ACEN Candidates - http://www.acenursing.com/candidates/candidacy.asp

Program Outcomes Data

https://www.sctech.edu/programs/program-outcomes-data-sctc-asn-program/

College Admission Requirements: 

 

Prospective students entering all degree, diploma and certificate programs must do all of the following: 

Program Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet general admission requirements, as well as the following minimum requirements:

  • Submit current nationalized test scores (TEAS V) 
    • Scores cannot be older than one year at the time of application 
    • Minimum TEAS score is 66 for program application. 
  • The student will be responsible for making sure that all transcripts are received by the college and evaluated by the College Registrar by the application deadline. 
  • Program applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. 
  • Applications for spring admission are accepted August 1-31 
  • If the student is not accepted and wishes to apply for the next class, the student must submit a new ASN Program application and test scores during the next application period. 
  • There is no waiting list for this program. 

Note: Grading standards for the Nursing degree Program are very stringent. For students to progress to the next course of study, a minimum grade of “C” must be achieved in every Nursing degree course. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 to remain in the program.

Candidate Selection

  • Selection criteria based on a formula using the combined information:
  1. GPA (minimum 2.5 required for general education and occupational courses)
  2. TEAS score (minimum of 66 required to apply to the nursing program)
  3. Program application date

Meeting requirements does not guarantee admission into the nursing program. Nursing Program Application dates vary. Please consult with an Allied Health Advisor or the Allied Health Programs office for more information.

  • Classroom spaces will be filled using the highest scores downward until the maximum enrollment total is reached.
  • The student’s application date will break any tie.
  1. Application date is defined as the date when the student has their major listed as ASN in Banner.
  2. All applicants will be notified of their program acceptance status 3-4 weeks after the ASN Program application acceptance deadline. All acceptance/denial emails will be sent to the student’s Southern Crescent Technical College email account.

Note: If a student changes his/her declared major from ASN Program to a different diploma or degree program, and then back to the ASN program, the latest program application date will be used to determine placement.

Readmission Policy

If a student withdraws for any reason, the student maybe allowed to re-enter the program the following year at the point in which the next class begins based on space availability. The student must reapply for program admission and compete with other Nursing program applicants. THIS COURTESY IS EXTENDED ONLY ONCE.

The student must:

  • Submit a new application to the ASN program.
  • Submit a plan of action for success upon returning to the ASN program.
  • Successfully complete written comprehensive examinations for each previously completed ASN course with a minimum of 80 percent.
  • Successfully complete drug calculations examination with a minimum competency of 90 percent.
  • Successfully complete skill check offs. Deficiencies will result in the student repeating appropriate course/courses.
  • Complete another criminal background check, drug screen and health screen as designated by participating clinical sites.
  • Students who do not successfully complete the ASN program after two attempts, will not be readmitted into the program again.

Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks

ATI-TEAS (for program entry)

$106.00+

ATI-TEAS (part of curriculum)

$662.50/semester

Equipment/Supplies

$250.00

Uniforms

$200.00

Liability Insurance

$10.00

NCLEX-RN Exam

$200.00

ACEMapp

$50.00

Student Advantage

$78.00 +

CPR

$5.00

Graduation fees

$40.00

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Contact Us

Angie Ballard, MSN Ed., RN, CNE., Program Coordinator/Department Chair

Email: Angie.ballard@sctech.edu

Phone: 770.228.7376

 

Program Courses

First Term

ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric

3

PSYC 1101Introductory Psychology

3

BIOL 2113Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BIOL 2113LAnatomy and Physiology Lab I

1

Natural Sciences/Mathematics elective—Choose one: (Required)

MATH 1101Mathematical Modeling

3

OR

MATH 1103Quantitative Skills and Reasoning

3

OR

MATH 1111College Algebra

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Second Term

ENGL 1102Literature and Composition

3

PSYC 2103Human Development

3

BIOL 2114Anatomy and Physiology II

3

BIOL 2114LAnatomy and Physiology Lab II

1

Humanities/Fine Arts elective—Choose one: (Required)

HUMN 1101Introduction to Humanities

3

OR

MUSC 1101Music Appreciation

3

OR

ARTS 1101Art Appreciation

3

OR

ENGL 2130American Literature

3

OR

SPCH 1101Public Speaking

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Third Term

RNSG 1025EMR Documentation

2

RNSG 1026Fundamentals

6

RNSG 1027Nursing Pharmacology

3

 

Fourth Term

RNSG 1028Nursing Concepts I

7

Fifth Term

RNSG 2025Family Nursing

6

RNSG 2027Nursing Concepts II

7

Sixth Term

RNSG 2026Mental Health Concepts

3

RNSG 2028Nursing Leadership

5

RNSG 2035Capstone Nursing

4

 

Note:

If necessary, Learning Support courses should be completed during the first semester.