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
- 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.
Nursing occupational courses will be completed in three (3) semesters.
- LPN to ASN Bridge Option Program Admission Information Spring 2016 AUSTELL Campus
- LPN to ASN Bridge Option Admission Points Spring 2016
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-LPN Bridge Option occupational courses are offered at the Austell Campus.
Quetina Pittman Howell, MSN, RN