College of Health Professions
Department of Nursing
Ashmore Hall, Room 216
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
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 Armstrong'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 Armstrong; (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) an overall GPA of 3.0. Following admission to Armstrong, a department of nursing admission application must be submitted. Contact the Nursing department for more details.
Professional nurses holding bachelor's degrees are prepared to function in hospitals, schools, industry, clinics, community and home health. Professional nurses are well prepared for advancement in clinical and management settings.
Graduates are employed in Southeast Georgia as well as nationally and internationally.
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.
Course of Study
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.