Information about this exciting field:
Registered Nurses are vital members of professional health care 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?
Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) is a highly competitive, rigorous program involving classroom, laboratory, and clinical activities. Students must have the ability to make practical and proper application of the concepts and facts taught in the classrooms, labs, and clinical settings. Program graduates are eligible to apply and sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). After successful completion of the NCLEX-RN, graduates are granted state licensure to practice nursing as Registered Nurses. ASN Program Accreditation Status – Chattahoochee Technical College’s Associate of Science in Nursing is not accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Here are some qualities and skills exhibited by successful Registered Nurses:
- Patience and dedication
- People skills
- Astute observation
- Clear communication
- Ability to follow detailed directions
- Excellent problem solving
- Physical strength and stamina
- Ability to properly use a wide variety of 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.
Nursing occupational courses will be completed in four (4) semesters.
Students should contact a Health Sciences Advisor with questions about admission criteria or to schedule an advisement appointment.
Program prerequisite courses are offered at multiple campuses and online. Associate of Science in Nursing occupational courses are offered at the Austell Campus.
Quetina Pittman Howell, MSN, RN
Nursing Associate of Applied Science Degree