Why study Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) at Coastal Georgia?
The ASN program at Coastal Georgia is one of the best values in nursing education. It consistently ranks highly among similar nursing programs. The program focuses on student engagement, supports diversity, and offers innovative and interactive learning opportunities. ASN faculty believe that students are individuals who bring varying life experiences, education, occupational history, and personal attributes to the program. Because of this belief, the faculty are noted to be approachable, compassionate, and supportive. Combined, the faculty have many years of experience in nursing practice and in nursing education.
The second floor of the Miriam and Hugh Nunnally Health and Science Building is designed to meet the needs of nursing students. The laboratory on the second floor offers state of the art simulation facilities for practice with basic and advanced nursing skills and clinical judgement. Here, students engage in critical thinking through hands-on skill training, collaboration, and high-fidelity simulation sessions designed to meet real-life nursing scenarios that are experienced in practice.
What will I learn?
Graduates of the ASN program are prepared to take the national examination (NCLEX-RN) leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse. At least 95 percent of students acquire jobs in healthcare systems within three months of graduation, with many students offered employment prior to graduation.
What can I do when I graduate?
Career areas include:
- Registered Nurse in hospital
- Outpatient Care Nurse
- Personal Care Nurse
- Physician's Office Nurse
- Nursing Care Facility Nurse
After graduation, many students continue to pursue their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree through the Post-Licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN degree).
- Successfully complete HESI A2 exam. Must score 75% + in each of the five sections. The test can be taken twice in a two-year period with a minimum of 30 days between testing. If you take it a second time to achieve criteria, the committee will only look at the second one.
- Must have overall GPA of 2.5 and submit program application before deadline.
- Science courses older than five years will be reviewed by the Department of Nursing and may need to be retaken.
- Transfer students must be admitted to the College before applying to the program.