Associate of Science in Nursing

   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 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.

   Program Admission Requirements

  1. General college admission requirements.
  2. This program has a selective selection process; see the ASN program specific program admission criteria and Admissions 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 ASN 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.
  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 5 years only; the TEAS must be completed prior to the submission of your ASN application. The ASN Program TEAS deadline for the 2021 application period is August 1, 2020.
  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.

ASN Program 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 2020 semester. Students must submit an ASN selective admissions application by the deadline if they want to be considered for admission. Please see Admission Points Worksheet and Admission Procedure for further information.

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.

   Costs

  • Tuition/Fees: $5,132 (this number represents ASN specific course tuition only + LTC fees)
  • Books/Supplies: $2,000
  • Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Complete Partnership: $600 per semester
  • Uniform Costs: up to $300
  • Background check & drug screen: approximately $100
  • AHA BLS CPR for Healthcare Providers (required & must remain current throughout the entire ASN program): $55
  • Respiratory N95 Mask: $25
  • CPR Mask: $9
  • Liability Insurance: up to $40
  • National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) registration fee for NCLEX-RN: $200
  • Georgia Board of Nursing (GBON) application fee: $40
  • Immunizations***
    • MMR vaccination: $64
    • Measles titer: $20
    • Mumps titer: $20
    • Rubella titer: $20
    • Varicella titer: $20
    • Hepatitis B titer: $20
    • Influenza vaccine, annual: $25
    • Varicella vaccination: $117
    • TB blood test (QuantiFERON Gold or T-Spot) – approximately $100
    • Tdap: $40
    • Tetanus vaccination: $20
    • Hepatitis B Series: $264
    • Twin Rx (Hep A& B): $163 for 3 shot series (this option may be chosen instead of the Hepatitis B series)
  • Laptops will be required. Suggested specifications include:
    • Processor i5 or i7
    • Memory 8GB or higher
    • Hard drive 250GB or larger
    • DVD Drive either internal or external
  • Program Completion Pin: up to $125

Note:  Program and licensure costs are estimated expenses based on current pricing. Immunization costs are variable in based on student’s individual health history. Costs are subject to change and are not all inclusive. The student is responsible for living expenses, clinical education expenses (including food, lodging and gas expenses etc.) and other associated costs.

   Program Advisors

Susan Amos

Associate of Science in Nursing Instructor Associate of Science in Nursing
Work Phone: 770-533-7000 Ext: 6602

Eileen MacDonald

Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education & Instructor Associate of Science in Nursing
Work Phone: 770-533-7000 Ext: 6625
Work Phone: 770-533-7000 Ext: 6604

Leanna Valentine

Director for the Associate Degree Nursing Program Associate of Science in Nursing
Work Phone: 770-533-7000 Ext: 6662

The ASN Program is continuing to accept Fall 2021 applications by mail during the closure of Lanier Tech’s campuses. However, email acknowledgement of the receipt of your application may be delayed by up to two weeks during this time.


Frequently Asked Questions

   What is the Mission Statement for this program?

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.

2021 Application Period will be March 16, 2020 through August 17, 2020.

Interested applicants must be admitted into Lanier Technical College prior to applying for candidacy into the ASN Program.

Interested students can begin to take prerequisite and general core courses while enrolled in the ASN Degree program. The application will be available on the ASN website closer to the spring 2020 semester. See the application form/instructions to see what must be submitted with the packet. DO NOT apply only to the Practical Nursing program if you are intending to apply to the ASN program; the PN application will not “move over” or “transfer over” to the ASN program application process.

Graduates will be issued the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing and will be eligible to sit for licensure as a Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).

Four (4) semesters of Nursing core courses plus two (2) semesters of prerequisites. We are proposing to start the first class in August of 2020. This first class will graduate in December 2021. We will admit a new class every fall; this is a lock-step cohort program.

There are Registered Nursing positions at hospitals, outpatient centers, clinics, physician’s office, schools, long-term care, mental health facilities, detention facilities, and rehabilitation centers (among others).

The average starting salary is approximately $52,000 annually, but it will depend upon where you work. The range of pay is going to vary based on your selected shifts and any additional experience that you may have had in a health care field.

Official college transcripts of prior coursework must be reviewed and evaluated by the Registrar’s Office to determine if the coursework is transferable into Lanier Technical College. Only the Registrar’s office may approve transferred courses for credit. All Biology (BIOL) prerequisite courses must have been taken within 5 years of submitting the ASN application.

Only General Education courses are accepted for transfer. Nursing courses may not be transferred.

This program will be considered a full time, primarily day program. However, there may be some clinical rotations in the evenings. Some prerequisite and general studies courses may be offered online, or in a hybrid format (partly face-to-face, and partly online). The nursing courses are not offered online; Lanier Technical College does utilize Blackboard as a learning management system.

Lanier Technical College has proposed to start the ASN program in the fall semester of 2020. There are, however, prerequisite courses that must be completed before a student is eligible to apply to the program. Students who do not have the selected prerequisites completed by the deadline will be not be considered for admission with that particular cohort. The exact application submission dates and deadlines will be posted on the ASN webpage.

View the Associate of Science in Nursing Degree’s Graduation Plan section within the catalog to see the recommended course sequence.

No, these two classes do not have the required algebra content to replace Math 1111. Further details on transfer credit and course substitutions can be obtained from the Registrars Office.

The General Education core courses must be completed before the candidate can submit an application to the ASN program.

Current plans are to admit 20 students every fall.

Yes, we will utilize the ATI TEAS examination; a minimum composite score of 70 must be achieved per the admission criteria, and in order to be considered for admission into the ASN program.

If students do not complete the ASN program, this is usually due to personal or financial reasons. Some students may not be prepared for the significant time requirements of the program.

We will strongly discourage students from working while they are enrolled in the ASN program due to the heavy academic load and time commitment. If students choose to work, they must schedule work hours (including childcare needs) around the program/class schedule.

Nursing students spend clinical hours in various off-campus sites each semester, but these are not considered internships and are not paid positions.

In all likelihood, we will eventually have a Bridge program. However, we must gain full approval from the GBON before we can consider expanding the ASN Program.

We will consider this at some point in the future, after we have graduated our first traditional ASN cohort, and received full program approval from the GBON.