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Nursing, One-Year Registered Nurse (Bridge) track, A.S.N.-Summer Start

35 hrs. Nursing Core + 26 Program hrs. + 9 hrs. articulation credit = 70 hrs.

 Bridge Program Requirements

  • Open to qualified individuals who hold and maintain a degree and current licensure as a Practical Nurse, Paramedic, or Respiratory Therapist.

  • 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.

  • Must pass the Program Specific Competency Exam with a 75 to be eligible for the program within two attempts.

  • 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.

Core Courses Required Before Admission

course 

3

 

course 

3

course OR course 

3

 

course 

3

course/'course

4

 

course/course

4

Humanities/Area C Elective (Appreciation course) 

3

 

course**

2

course OR course

 

3

 

course OR course 

 

3

course/course

4

 

Activity PE***

1

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

**course 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 bridge program is summer semester; thus, ALL pre-requisite course work (including PNUR 1104) must be completed the spring 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:

  • 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: 

    • March 1:  Bridge Program admission

    ABAC-Bainbridge ASN application deadlines:

    • March 1:  Bridge Program admission

  • Once accepted into the bridge track, nursing classes meet Wednesdays from 7:30 AM to 11:00 PM. Classroom, skills laboratory, and clinical activities are conducted during this time. A minimum of 3 - 6 extra days are required per semester outside of the scheduled Wednesdays. Extra days may include testing, skills laboratory, and clinical activities as necessary.

 

First Year

Summer Semester

Hrs

    

Fall Semester

Hrs

    

Spring Semester

Hrs

course  

3

 

course  

2

 

course  

3

course*  

3

 

course  

6

 

course  

6

 

 

 

course  

3

 

 

 

Total

6

 

Total

11

 

Total

9

 

Milestones

  • *Articulation credit for NURS 1108 is awarded to the student upon successful completion of NURS 1115B.

  • 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).