Nursing at Andrew College
Applications for Fall 2020 Nursing Cohort will be accepted January
through April 15th (or until capacity is reached).

*New admissions criteria for fall 2020

Welcome to the Andrew College Division of Nursing! Nursing is a rewarding profession with many opportunities. Our program is a two-year Associate Degree in Nursing with students entering Fall Semester. See below for admission requirements and application forms. We look forward to hearing from you! 
 

Mission
 

The mission of the nursing program is unique to the nursing profession providing a nurturing academic setting wherein caring, diversity, integrity, and excellence are core values (NLN Core Values, 2007). To achieve its mission the Andrew College Nursing Division educates associate degree graduates who will safely practice nursing in evolving health care environments and apply professional and ethical principles sensitive to the diverse needs of individuals, families, and communities.

NLN Core Values:

CARING: promoting health, healing, and hope in response to the human condition

INTEGRITY: respecting the dignity and moral wholeness of every person without conditions or limitation

DIVERSITY: affirming the uniqueness of and differences among persons, ideas, values, and ethnicities

EXCELLENCE: co-creating and implementing transformative strategies with daring ingenuity

 

 

Philosophy

 

Nursing at Andrew CollegeThe philosophy of the nursing program is consistent with the mission and philosophy of Andrew College. The faculty believes that individuals are multidimensional physiologic, psychosocial and spiritual beings. Individuals are autonomous and have the right to make decisions.

Health is a state of optimal wellness that is defined by individual perceptions, values, and preferences. Health includes the ability to adapt to change in order to meet needs. Health is a partnership between the individual and the health care system.

Nursing is a caring profession which is an art and an applied science that integrates concepts of the humanities, natural and social sciences. Utilizing the nursing process and evidence-based practice as a foundation for clinical decision-making, nurses provide care that addresses the needs of diverse populations with varying lifestyles across the life span. Nurses practice collaboratively within a multidisciplinary health care team. Nurses advocate for and empower patients and families to make informed health care decisions. Nurses have a critical role in promoting health care delivery to insure patient safety and provide quality care.

Education is a lifelong, dynamic process of intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual development building upon culture, self-image and value system. Learning is the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and understanding which results in changed behavior. The educational process assists the learner to think critically, to reason, and to make ethical decisions. The faculty as facilitators of learning are themselves, participant learners. Faculty and students are mutually responsible for learning.  Nursing education is a process though which nurses are educated for practice by the acquisition and application of new knowledge and skills. The faculty believes that the associate degree is the foundation for baccalaureate and higher nursing education.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:

1.       Practice with integrity within the role of the associate degree nurse, incorporating legal and ethical principles, to insure collaborative, safe, culturally competent patient-centered care. 

2.       Analyze data and the relationships of the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences to improve the quality and safety of patient care.    

3.       Demonstrate effective use of technology to navigate the electronic health record and to communicate with multi-professional teams        

4.       Communicate effectively with patients, families, and communities for planning and delivery of quality patient care.

5.       Provide leadership in a variety of health care settings to promote excellence in caring for diverse patient populations.   

 

Specifics and Admission Criteria to the Nursing Program

The Nursing Program adheres to the Policies and Procedures of Andrew Nursing at Andrew CollegeCollege except in instances where specific nursing program policies are required by regulatory and/or accrediting agencies and in cases where nursing standards are higher than those of the college.    

Admission Requirements:

Interested students must complete an application for admission and be accepted by Andrew College, in addition to meeting all nursing admission criteria, to be considered for the nursing program.
 
If you plan to submit your nursing application packet by mail, you will be notified by email of the receipt of your documents. Be sure to provide us with a current email that you actively check.
 
After April 15th, nursing department will conduct a review of applications and potential students will be notified of their acceptance by email. Please allow appropriate time for the review process. Do not call the Nursing Department for admission status. Be sure to provide us with a CURRENT EMAIL that you actively check. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
 
Acceptance to the nursing program is competitive, and the number of students is limited. Meeting the minimal admission criteria of nursing does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to students with the highest GPAs, highest entrance exam scores, and to those who have completed or will complete all prerequisite classes prior to Fall semester, in addition to a meaningful candidate essay.

Admission Criteria for the ADN Program


Minimum admission standards include:
 
1.       Unconditional admission to Andrew College (No outstanding documentation).
2.       Application packet to the Nursing Program submitted by April 15th, including supplemental documents (See checklist on page 5 of nursing application form for what to include in application packet).
3.       Completion of all prerequisite classes prior to Fall semester (A total of 17 credit hours with a grade of C or better): {ENG111, MAT111, PSY121, BIO 123 & 124 (BIO 123 & 124 must be within 5 years)} Note: If you have completed all required prerequisite classes, you may see curriculum plan (listed online under nursing tab) for other core classes you may take prior to Fall Semester, if you wish.
4.       GPA of 2.8 or above based on prerequisite courses in addition to overall attempts of all completed courses.
5.       Kaplan entrance exam. (Sign-up by email at nursing@andrewcollege.edu)
6.       Students may repeat a general education course only once to obtain a “C” or higher.
7.       Applicants who have earned less than a grade of “C” in two or more nursing courses while enrolled in a previous nursing program are not eligible for admission to the Andrew College Nursing Program.
8.       Students must have transportation to and from assigned clinical sites and must be able to attend all clinical sites as assigned.
 
Additional requirements once accepted:
(information will be distributed at orientation)
 
1.       Completion of Health Screening Form which includes physical, immunization, and PPD
2.       Criminal Background Check (through PreCheck)
3.       Drug Screen (through PreCheck)
4.       Liability Insurance (Group rate through AC Nursing Program/Fee assessed by business office)
5.       It is strongly recommended that all students have health insurance. You will be responsible for all health related costs that you incur in class or at clinical.
6.       Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers certification (BLS CPR)

 

*Our clinical partners have the right to deny placement to any student.

*Students denied clinical placement for any reason may not be able to complete the program requirements; therefore, they may be withdrawn from the program.

*Andrew College Nursing may NOT seek additional areas for clinical placement should a student be denied placement.

*Students with criminal findings on the background check and/or a positive drug screen who are denied clinical placement may not be able to complete the program, therefore, they may be withdrawn from the program.

*Clinical sites include (but not limited to): Southwest GA Regional Medical Center, Hospital Authority of Miller County, Donalsonville Hospital, Southeast AL Medical Center, Medical Center Barbour, Aspire Behavioral Health & DD Services, Dialysis Clinic Inc., Joe-Ann Burgin Nursing Home, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, West Central Health District.

 

Andrew College Nursing application

Andrew College Curriculum Plan

ANDREW COLLEGE Nsg Student HB

Kaplan Instructions

 

Nursing Division Faculty

Susan AskewSusan Askew, MSN, RN, FNP-C, CNE; Nursing Program Director
susanaskew@andrewcollege.edu
229-732-5960

 

 

Joan DardenJoan Darden, Ph.D., RN, ANEF; Professor of Nursing
joandarden@andrewcollege.edu
229-732-5974

 

 

Dallerie JamisonDallarie Jamison, MSN, RN, FNP-C, PMHNP; Nursing Faculty
dallariejamison@andrewcollege.edu
229-732-5965

 

 

Sherri CartwrightSherri Cartwright, BSN, RN; Nursing Lab Coordinator
sherricartwright@andrewcollege.edu
229-732-5964

 

 

Nursing Division Staff

Rose HuertaRose Huerta, Administrative Assistant
rosehuerta@andrewcollege.edu
229-732-5986

 

 

The Andrew College associate degree nursing program is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing.
Georgia Board of Nursing
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
Telephone: (478) 207-2440
Fax: (877) 588-0446
Website: www.sos.georgia.gov/plb/nursing

The Andrew College Associate Degree in Nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037.


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