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.
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.
**NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR FALL 2022 APPLICANTS (FOR FALL 2023 PROGRAM START)**
*The ASN admission prerequisite GPA will increase from 3.0 to 3.2
*The TEAS test composite score minimum requirement will increase from 70% to 75%*
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.
The ASN program admission application submission period for a fall 2024 program start is October 16, 2023 – March 15, 2024.
Applicants will receive acceptance or denial notification by April 12, 2024.
The ASN program TEAS deadline for the upcoming application period is March 1, 2024.
Thank you for your interest in the ASN program at Lanier Tech!
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.
The application period is posted on the ASN webpage. If there is no application period or deadline posted on the ASN webpage, this means there is currently no active application submission period. Most application submission periods take place in the fall and the dates are normally placed on the webpage earlier that year.
Interested applicants must be admitted into Lanier Technical College prior to applying to the ASN Program. The application will be available to students on the ASN website closer to the application submission time period. The application must be completed, printed out, signed, and mailed in by the application deadline. No applications may be delivered in-person to the College. See the application form/instructions for a list of 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. A new class is admitted every fall and the cohort progresses together through the 4 semesters of Nursing core courses.
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.
At this time, a new ASN cohort starts every fall semester. Prerequisite courses must be completed and all ASN admission criteria 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 are posted on the ASN webpage. If no application submission timeframe or deadline is posted on the ASN webpage, there is no active application submission time period.
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.
Yes, the ASN program utilizes the ATI TEAS examination; a minimum composite score of 75 must be achieved per the
admission criteria, to be considered for admission to 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.
If you have outstanding questions regarding the ASN program after viewing the above ASN Information Session Presentation in its; entirety, you are welcome to sign up for an ASN Q & A Session. The Q & A Session will not be a review of or a replacement for the ASN Info Presentation Video. The Q & A Session will be a short session, designed to answer any outstanding questions regarding the ASN program. Questions regarding course transfers or substitutions cannot be addressed in the Q & A Session. Those inquiries must be made of the LTC Transfer Credit Evaluator, Nancy Federico (firstname.lastname@example.org).
**Attendance of an ASN Q & A Session is NOT mandatory, but viewing the ASN Info Session Video is mandatory if you intend to submit an application to the ASN Program. More details regarding ASN Admission are in the Admissions Points Worksheet, located on the ASN webpage, under Program Admission Requirements**
The Associate of Science in Nursing program at Lanier Technical College at the Forsyth campus, located in Cumming Ga., is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate of Science in Nursing program is initial accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at