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Associate of Science in Nursing – LPN to RN Bridge Option

Information about this exciting field:

Registered Nurses are vital members of professional healthcare teams.  They may work with people of all ages and of varying backgrounds to promote good health, participate in the treatment of injured and ill patients, or care for those who are severely disabled or terminally ill.  Registered Nurses strive to promote optimum health, alleviate suffering, and help their patients achieve the best quality of life.

Is this program for me?

The LPN to ASN (Associate of Science in Nursing) Bridge Option program prepares students to become safe practitioners in the delivery of health care. The curriculum provides a strong foundation in the practice of nursing and prepares students to function safely within the framework of the Registered Nurse’s role.  Throughout the program, students integrate classroom theory with clinical experiences that are related to the theory component. Nursing education incorporates effective therapeutic communication techniques, critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills, and the development of sound nursing judgment.  Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).  Upon successfully passing the NCLEX-RN and meeting the requirements of the Georgia Board of Nursing, graduates are granted licensure to practice nursing in the state of Georgia as Registered Nurses.

Here are some qualities and skills exhibited by successful students in this demanding program:

  • Patience, empathy, and dedication
  • Strong people skills
  • Astute observation
  • Flexibility
  • Clear communication
  • Ability to follow detailed directions
  • Excellent problem solving
  • Physical strength and stamina
  • Ability to properly use a wide variety of medical equipment

Where might I find a job?

Registered Nurses may work in physicians’ offices, hospitals, clinics, extended care facilities, hospices, governmental agencies, private industries, or the home health care field.

Accreditation

Chattahoochee Technical College Associate Degree Nursing Program has full approval by the Georgia Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. Information about approval and/or accreditation may be obtained from the following:

Georgia Board of Nursing
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217
(478) 207-1640
www.sos.ga.gov/plb/rn/

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
P. (404) 975-5000
F. (404) 975-5020
www.acenursing.org

Salary Information

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Program Length

Nursing occupational courses will be completed in three (3) semesters.

Program Specifics

Academic Advisement

Students should contact a Health Sciences Advisor with questions about admission criteria or to schedule an advisement appointment.

Campus Locations

Program prerequisite courses are offered at multiple campuses and online.  Associate of Science in Nursing LPN to RN Bridge Option occupational courses are offered at the Paulding Campus.

Program Director

Quetina Pittman Howell, MSN, RN

Degree

LPN to ASN Bridge Program Degree