|Catherine Gilbert, Director
|Trina Embrey, Undergraduate Program Coordinator
|Linda Tuck, Accelerated BSN Program Coordinator
The baccalaureate degree in nursing/master’s degree in nursing and/or post-graduate APRN certificate at Armstrong State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.
The School of Nursing offers an Associate of Science degree with a track emphasizing nursing and a four year program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The nursing program of study is designed to prepare graduates with entry level nursing practice knowledge and skills upon which professional careers and additional study can be built. The baccalaureate nursing program emphasizes professional nursing practice and leadership skills. Graduates are prepared to provide comprehensive nursing care for people in a variety of settings. The baccalaureate degree also provides the foundation for graduate education in nursing. Graduates must meet all legal requirements for licensure as established by the State Board of Nursing in order to be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a registered nurse (RN). Full and part-time study is available.
The Armstrong Advantage Program is designed to guarantee conditional admission to the pre-licensure baccalaureate nursing program for enrolled Armstrong students who meet the following criteria:
- In-coming freshman who has not and will not attend another secondary educational institution. *Exception: Dual-enrolled high school students with official proof documented on transcript.
- Holds no prior degree.
- Completion of all core courses at Armstrong State University with no failures and no repeats.* Grade lower than a “C” in AREAS A, D or F courses is considered a failure. *If a student fails or repeats a course at any time prior to beginning the nursing program they lose eligibility for Armstrong Advantage.
- Overall GPA of at least 3.0 on all core courses required for nursing majors beginning with the first semester enrolled at Armstrong State and maintained until the first semester in nursing. *If a student falls below an overall GPA of 3.0 at any time prior to beginning the nursing program they lose eligibility for Armstrong Advantage.
- Achieve a cumulative score of at least 75% on the HESI Admission Assessment (A2) Exam required content areas to include: Anatomy & Physiology, Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary and General Knowledge.
- Read and sign the Core Performance Standards.
Apply for the School of Nursing Armstrong Advantage Program after completing areas A and D, and meeting the criteria listed above. Armstrong Advantage applications must be received no later than two semesters before beginning the nursing major. Applications will be reviewed and students will be notified by mail if they have been accepted for conditional admission. This conditional admission guarantees a seat in the pre-licensure baccalaureate nursing program, provided that the student maintains a GPA of at least 3.0 with no course failures or repeats (Below a “C” in Area A, D, or F courses is considered a failure).
Continue academic progression to complete at least 54 hours of core, including all Area F courses with no repeats and no failures and maintain a GPA of at least 3.0. Students are to report to the nursing department for advisement each semester where their progress will be monitored for compliance. If a student is in the Honors program they are to report to the Honors advisor and nursing department. (Please notify the SON if in the Honors program).
All Armstrong Advantage students must apply for regular admission to the baccalaureate nursing program.
Advanced Placement Option for Licensed Practical Nurses. Students admitted with current licensure as a practical nurse may be eligible for advanced placement in the baccalaureate nursing program. Eligibility is based on faculty review of individual records and documentation, including transcripts, verification and proof of licensure/certification, and validation of clinical practice skills. Licensed Practical Nurses may CLEP out of up to 25 semester credit hours of nursing course work. The Licensed Practical Nurse must be currently employed to exempt NURS 3344 . Qualified students interested in this option should contact the School of Nursing for advisement and additional information. Students must meet all admission and progression requirements for the baccalaureate nursing program. See also “Special Requirements”.
Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The School of Nursing offers a three semester accelerated program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree for students with a bachelor’s degree in another field. The nursing program of study is designed to prepare graduates with entry level nursing practice knowledge and skills upon which professional careers and additional study can be built. The baccalaureate nursing program emphasizes professional nursing practice and leadership skills.
ProgramsBachelor of Science in Nursing