The Associate of Science in Nursing program at College of Coastal Georgia has a long and successful history of preparing students to provide professional, compassionate, and safe nursing care for clients and groups of clients across the lifespan.

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.

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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).

National Excellence
  • The Associate Degree in Nursing Program at College of Coastal Georgia at the Brunswick campus located in Brunswick, GA is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
  • Ranked #1 in 2017 by the NCSBN out of 2095 associate nursing programs in the United States. The 2018 graduates, and was ranked #1 out of 2056 programs, and the 2019 graduates ranked #1 out of 2061 programs by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).

  • Alpha Delta Nu National Honor Society – Zeta Gamma Chapter
Program Outcomes 


  • Successfully complete HESI A2 exam. Must score 75% + in each of the four sections. The test can be taken twice in a two-year period with a minimum of 30 days between testing.
  • Must have overall GPA of 2.5 and submit program application before deadline.
  • Transfer students must be admitted to the College before applying to the program.

Contact Information:

Dr. Nicole Masano

Nicole Masano

Assistant Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences and Professor of Nursing

Dr. Masano earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Mercer University in Macon. She earned her Post Master’s Certification in Health Informatics, her Master of Science in Nursing, and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a Certified Nurse Midwife and a Certified Nurse Educator. Dr. Masano has 24 years of experience as an RN, working primarily in obstetrics with additional experience in community health. She has been teaching for 15 years.