Armstrong Atlantic State University
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, Georgia 31419
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Nursing Programs OfferedBSN Programs
RN to BSN Programs
RN to MSN Programs
BSN Program Details
The Armstrong Atlantic State University baccalaureate nursing program has an excellent reputation for preparing successful graduates. Our nursing program is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and is nationally accredited. The American Nurses Association, the National League for Nursing and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing have adopted a position statement calling for the baccalaureate degree in nursing as the academic preparation for professional nursing practice, making the B.S. in nursing more must have for anyone desiring to be a nurse. Graduates of AASU's program are prepared to provide comprehensive nursing care for people in a variety of settings. The BSN also provides the foundation for graduate education in nursing.
Admission is competitive and criteria include the following: (1) admission to AASU; (2) a grade of C or better in each required science course, Area A course (English 1101, 1102, Algebra), Area D (Statistics) and Area F course (Psych 1101 and Human Growth and Development); (3) completion of all Areas A, D, and F courses; and (4) a minimum adjusted GPA of 2.7 on all prerequisite courses. Following admission to AASU, a department of nursing admission application must be submitted.
Savannah serves as a regional medical hub and, as such, offers varied clinical opportunities to Armstrong nursing students. Students have faculty-supervised practice experiences in a variety of clinical settings including hospitals, industries, schools, clinics and other community agencies.
The 127-semester hour bachelor's degree program includes courses to meet core curriculum requirements as well as professional courses. Students working toward the baccalaureate degree in nursing participate in many different learning experiences to prepare for professional nursing now and in the future. The upper level nursing curriculum is built on two years of pre-professional courses. Nursing courses include adult, children's, women's and mental health. In addition, courses in nursing research, leadership and community health are included.
MSN Program Details
The mission of the graduate program in nursing at AASU is to educate master's-prepared nurses who are able to meet the evolving health needs of populations. This mission is accomplished through a multi-faceted approach which incorporates education, research, and service. AASU's master's degree programs allow specialization in a particular area. The areas of specialization offered are:
- Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Nursing Administration
- Adult Nurse Practitioner
- Advanced Practice Nursing
The graduate program is committed to educational preparation of master's-prepared nurses to address the nursing needs of southeast Georgia. Toward this end, students are actively recruited from this region. It is the faculty's belief that students who live, work, and are educated in the region will be more likely to remain after graduation, thereby filling vital healthcare needs.
Savannah serves as a regional medical hub and, as such, offers varied clinical opportunities to Armstrong Atlantic State University nursing students. Students have faculty-supervised practice experiences in a variety of clinical settings, including hospitals, industries, schools, clinics and other community agencies. The faculty believes that positive faculty/student interactions are imperative for the development of caring and knowledgeable nurses, and research activities sponsored or guided by the graduate program in nursing are directly responsive to regional needs.