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Aderhold Division of Nursing
Associate Degree Nursing Program


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. Click the links below to learn more about our nursing program.


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


The 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:

  • 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.
  • Analyze data and the relationships of the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences to improve the quality and safety of patient care.
  • Demonstrate effective use of technology to navigate the electronic health record and to communicate with multi-professional teams
  • Communicate effectively with patients, families, and communities for planning and delivery of quality patient care.
  • Provide leadership in a variety of health care settings to promote excellence in caring for diverse patient populations.

The Associate Degree in Nursing prepares the student to enter the nursing field after successful completion of the NCLEX exam.  Standardized testing is used throughout the program as a means of assessment.

Applications for the Nursing Program will be accepted until we have reached the capacity for the program.


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

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.

Update to accreditation status (June 2024). The National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) Board of Commissioners met on June 12-13, 2024 and granted an extension to the program’s probationary status until June 30, 2025. Full information regarding the probationary status is provided on the NLN CNEA website, under the June 2024 Board of Commissioners actions:

The Andrew College Associate Degree in Nursing Program is pursuing accreditation from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA), located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20037; phone 202-909-2487. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA, attention Dr. Teresa Shellenbarger, NLN CNEA Executive Director, no later than September 11, 2024 to

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