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Associate of Science in Nursing
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  Lanier Technical College (LTC) reserves the right to change these policies and procedures at any time. Please check the LTC ASN Program webpage prior to submitting your application.

Students applying to the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program will initially be placed in the Interdisciplinary Studies Degree until they have taken all required general education and biology coursework for the ASN program. Upon completion of these courses, students will apply for selective admission into the ASN program. The first class of Lanier Tech ASN students will be accepted for Fall 2019; however, students may apply now to begin core courses under the Interdisciplinary Studies Degree.

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 healthcare professional who possesses critical-thinking and 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 in Nursing (ASN) degree. Graduates are then eligible to apply to 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.

Mission Statement
The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Program serves our community by preparing entry-level nursing graduates to meet the evolving healthcare needs of a diverse population, and by integrating the essential values of caring, integrity, excellence, empathy, holism and ethical and patient-centered care. The ASN program is committed to transforming individuals into dedicated, professional, critical thinkers whose basis of care is founded upon current scientific evidence.

Upon successful completion of the ASN program, graduates will be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN); this is a standardized exam that each state board of nursing utilizes to determine if a candidate is prepared for entry-level nursing practice as a Registered Nurse.

Program Goals
  1. The national licensure exam (NCLEX_RN) pass rates for first-time test takers will be at 80% or above.
  2. The exam pass rate on comprehensive test tools utilized in the ASN program will be at 80% or above.
  3. Within one year of successful program completion, at least 80% of graduates responding to the graduate survey will indicate satisfaction with the ASN program, and will indicate that program student learning outcomes (SLO’s) were met.
  4. Within one year of successful program completion, at least 80% of employers responding to the employer survey will indicate satisfaction with the ASN program, and will indicate that program student learning outcomes (SLO’s) were met.
  5. At least 80% of the ASN graduates seeking employment will be employed within one year after successful completion of the program.
Program Objectives
  1. The ASN program will deliver both didactic and clinical education to meet the needs of each student in preparation for ASN practice and licensure examination.
  2. The ASN program will cultivate and maintain varied clinical experiences for students.
  3. The ASN faculty will utilize evidence-based best practice in teaching and demonstration.
  4. The ASN faculty will model professional and effective communication skills in all interactions.
  5. The ASN faculty will provide learning opportunities and resources that encourage personal and professional student growth.
  6. The ASN faculty will encourage lifelong learning.


Expected Student Outcomes
The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) curriculum at Lanier Technical College incorporates established professional nursing standards, guidelines and competencies as outlined by the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) project. Upon completion of the ASN program, the graduate will:
  • Promote patient-centered care
  • Promote teamwork and collaboration
  • Integrate best evidence with current nursing practice
  • Promote quality improvement in nursing practice
  • Promote safety in nursing practice
  • Utilize informatics to manage patient records and information
http://qsen.org/competencies/pre-licensure-ksas

Accreditation
Lanier Technical College’s Associate of Science in Nursing program is developmentally approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and is currently seeking Initial Approval, per GBON Rule 410-8-.02. The program is pending approval by Lanier Technical College’s accrediting body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Admissions
The Associate of Science in Nursing Program admission is a competitive selection process. Meeting minimum program criteria does not guarantee an applicant's acceptance into the program.

The Associate of Science in Nursing Program admits students once per year at the beginning of the Fall semester. The first class of Lanier Tech nursing students will be accepted for Fall 2019 semester. Students must submit a completed ASN application for selection by a specific deadline if they want to be considered for selection to the upcoming Fall class. Students beginning core coursework at Lanier Tech will apply to the Interdisciplinary Studies Degree in order to complete these classes prior to applying for the ASN program. Please see specific admission links on the left side of this page for further information.

Program Requirements
  1. General college admission requirements
  2. This program has a selective selection process; see the ASN program specific program admission criteria and Admission Points Worksheet for specific details.
  3. To be eligible for progression in the ASN program, students must verify satisfactory completion of required immunizations required by the clinical facility.
  4. Current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification must be maintained throughout the program. This certification must include hands-on skills components, AED use, and other lifesaving skills. Course certifications from any other providers will not be accepted.
  5. Prior to applying to the ADN program must have successfully completed the following courses: BIOL 2113, 2113L, 2114, 2114L, 2117, 2117L, ENGL 1101, 1102, PSYCH 1101, MATH 1111, and any one course of the students’ choice from the Area IV General Education Core courses. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a course grade of "C" or better. Most students will complete these under the Interdisciplinary Studies Degree.
  6. Affiliated clinical sites for nursing will require an onboarding process, which will include a criminal background check and drug testing prior to participation in the clinical component. If any clinical facility refuses to allow the student to participate in clinical experiences, for any reason, the student will not be able to progress in the program. Applicants for initial licensure in GA must also have a criminal background check.
  7. TEAS Scores are good for 2 years only; the TEAS must be completed prior to the submission of your ASN application.
  8. BIOL courses cannot be older than 5 calendar years; if you have taken the required prerequisite BIOL courses greater than 5 years ago at the time your ASN application is submitted, you will not be considered for admission into the ASN program.

Transfer Credit, Advanced Placement, and College Level Examinations

Students must submit transcripts from any prior institution before being accepted into Lanier Tech. Transcripts will be evaluated for transfer credit upon receipt. For more information on transfer credit, advanced placement (AP), or College Level Examinations (CLEP), view our Transferring and Awarding Credit Procedure
 
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Significant Points [+]

  • RN employment in LTC’s service delivery area is projected to rise by 41% in the next 10 years
  • Graduates will be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
  • Registered Nurses must be licensed by the Georgia Board of Nursing
  • The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the median salary for Registered Nurses at $70K/yr



  • Program Instructors [+]

      Leanna Valentine  
      Director for the Associate Degree Nursing Program
      Forsyth Campus
      lvalentine@laniertech.edu
      Phone: na





    Nature of the Work [+]

    Registered Nurses (RNs) are licensed care providers who render care under the supervision and direction of a licensed provider (medical doctor, physician’s assistant, or advanced practice RN). Registered nurses assist providers in administering treatment to patients suffering from various medical conditions. They may administer medication, monitor patient recovery and progress, and educate patients and their families on disease prevention and post-hospital treatment.


    Work Environment [+]

    RNs work in a variety of settings including hospitals, outpatient clinics, nursing homes, home health facilities, fitness centers and schools.


    Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement [+]

    RNs must complete an approved pre-licensure nursing education program to be eligible for licensure. Graduates must pass the national examination for licensure to be able to work in the United States






    Job Outlook [+]

    Emsi Labor Market Analytics reports that there are currently 3,856 RN jobs in LTC’s service delivery area and 391 annual job openings. These figures are projected to rise by 41% in the next 10 years. This increase far outstrips the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic’s projected national rise of 15%. Northeast Georgia Health System and Northside Hospital’s Forsyth Facility – the two largest healthcare employers in the area – expect to hire approximately 450 RNs within the next two years.



       
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