Associate of Science in NursingProgram Coordinator
Dawana Gibbs, MSN, RN, CNE
The Associate of Science in Nursing program 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. Students Learning Outcomes are consistently met as evidenced by continuous program evaluation.
WHY CHOOSE THE ASN PROGRAM AT CCGA?
- Consistently ranked high among similar nursing programs
- Affordable, quality education
- Interactive, diverse, and innovative learning environment and experiences
- Highly experienced and approachable faculty
The ASN program is one of the premier programs within the School of Nursing and Health Sciences here at CCGA. The purpose of the ASN program is to prepare graduates who can successfully enter the practice of professional nursing.
Graduates of the ASN program are prepared to take the national examination (NCLEX-RN) leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse. The program conforms to standards set by the Georgia Board of Nursing and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
The ASN program has been in existence for 50 years, growing and changing over the years to meet the need for registered nurses and to accommodate the learning needs of present-day nursing students.
With over fifty years of combined experience in nursing education, the faculty are proud to claim three CCGA ASN program alumni, four certified Nurse Educators, and two faculty with over 20 years’ experience teaching in the program. ASN students are diverse which leads to an enriched learning experience.
Students entering the program include recent high school graduates and non-traditional students. Many are pursuing entry-level nursing education with a plan to continue studies at a later date or are adults who are seeking a second career in nursing. Although this is not an admission requirement, there are usually several students who have experience in a health care setting and wish to advance their education.
- Ranked #1 in 2017 by the NCLEX Program Report out of 1899 associate nursing programs in the United States.
- The Associate Degree in Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) through Spring 2019 http://www.acenursing.org/
- Address:3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326; Phone at 404-975-5000; Fax at 404-975-5020.
- Alpha Delta Nu National Honor Society- Zeta Gamma Chapter
1. Demonstrate critical thinking through the nursing process, as evidenced by use of the following skills:
- Anticipation of client needs and outcomes
- Ethical Decision Making
- Evaluation of client care and treatments
- Initiates client care independently, within the scope of practice
- Prioritization of client care
2. Provide safe, evidence-based, client-centered care for diverse groups of clients through the lifespan with common, well-defined health problems in structured settings in health care facilities and within the community.
3. Practice therapeutic and professional communication, while caring for clients and collaborating with members of the healthcare team.
4. Demonstrate professional competency in the following areas:
- Career Readiness
- Quality Improvement
- National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN)
- The ASN Program has achieved a 100% first-time pass rate since Spring 2016.
- Program Completion within 3 years of starting first course
- The ASN Program has a 3-year average of 60.66% program completion, which is above national average.
- Job Placement Rates within 6 months of graduation
- The ASN Program has a 3-year average of 98.80% job placement within 6 months.
- Many of our ASN graduates receive job offers before graduation.
Admission RequirementsHESI Testing
For more information
Nursing Program Specialist
Dr. Lydia Watkins
Southeast Georgia Health System
Distinguished Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences