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Nursing, Generic Track, A.S.N.

36 hrs. Nursing Core + 35 Program hrs = 71 hrs.

Generic Program Requirements

• A minimum grade of C is required in all courses counting toward degree completion.

• Minimum overall and nursing GPA of 2.5 required

• HESI-A2 entrance exam is required for admission and must be taken at either ABAC or ABAC Bainbridge. Scores are valid for one calendar year. Only two attempts per year are allowed. The minimum cumulative accepted score is 75.

• Please visit the Competitive Admissions Handbook at https://www.abac.edu/department/nursing/nursing-asn/#Associate-of-Science-in-Nursing-A-S-N- for admissions information, including testing information.

• Students are encouraged to take as many require core classes as possible before attending the nursing program. All course work must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” prior to being able to register for NURS 2207.

First Year

Fall

Hrs

 

Spring

Hrs

 

Summer

Hrs

course 

3

course 

3

Humanities/Area C Elective (Appreciation course) 

 3

course OR course 

3

course 

3

 PSYC1101 OR PSYC2103 

3

course/course

4

course/course

4

 

 

course *

2

course/course

4

 

 

course OR course 

3

Activity PE

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

15

TOTAL

15

TOTAL 

6

course/course and course/course must have been taken within the last five years.

**PNUR1104 must be taken through ABAC and is valid for two years.

***PHED 1100 does not count towards the PE requirement for this degree.

****Admission to the generic program is fall and spring in Tifton and fall in Bainbridge. ALL required pre-requisite course work (including PNUR 1104) must be completed the semester prior to admission. When more students meet requirements for admission than can be accepted, students are prioritized by the HESI Admission Exam Score and the most recent grades on the courses in the prioritization GPA section above.

Milestones

  • Students must complete the following courses prior to acceptance into the program: ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, POLS 1101, BIOL 2011, BIOL 2011L, BIOL 2012, BIOL 2012L, PNUR 1104.  These courses are used to calculate a prioritization GPA for ranking students when more students meet minimum requirements than can be accepted into the program.

  • Pre-licensure ASN/BSN nursing (NURS) courses completed by students at other institutions do not transfer to ABAC.

    • Application Deadlines

    Tifton Campus ASN application deadlines:

    o July 1: Fall admission

    • October 1: Spring admission

      ABAC-Bainbridge ASN application deadlines:

      o July 1: Fall admission

  • A student is required to complete certain requirements to attend clinical in health care agencies while enrolled in the program. These requirements are due upon acceptance and include cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification via the American Heart Association, various immunizations/vaccines, a criminal background check, and drug screening. Students will receive details related to these requirements upon application to the program.

  • A student must successfully complete the Pharmacology Validation Examination each semester following successful completion of the first semester of the nursing program.

Second Year

Fall Semester

Hrs

 

Spring Semester

Hrs

course   

6

course 

6

course 

3

course 

2

Total

9

Total

8

Third Year

Fall Semester

Hrs

 

Spring Semester

Hrs

course 

6

course 

3

course 

3

course 

6

Total

9

Total

9

 Milestones

  • Students are required to pass a comprehensive competency exam at the end of the program.

  • Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College’s Associate of Science in Nursing program is approved by the Georgia State Board of Nursing and meets the necessary requirements for taking the NCLEX-RN exam and obtaining licensure in the state of Georgia as a Professional Registered Nurse. The following link will assist you in knowing the requirements for licensure in each state: National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN).