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Associate of Science in Nursing

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.

Here are some qualities and skills exhibited by successful Registered Nurses:

  • Empathy
  • Patience and dedication
  • 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 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.


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

Program Outcome Data


Salary Information

Nursing occupational courses will be completed in four (4) 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 occupational courses are offered at the Paulding Campus.


Program Director

Interim Program Director Dr. Quetina Pittman Howell Ph.D, RN


Nursing Associate of Science Degree