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What Is Nursing?

Nursing is an art and a science. It is the art of knowing how to balance knowledge and compassion to give holistic care to individuals, families, groups and communities. As a science, nursing requires a wealth of knowledge and critical-thinking skills necessary to provide safe, effective, culturally competent medical care.

Effective July 1, 2016, the Perimeter College Department of Nursing became an administrative unit of the Georgia State University School of Nursing.

The new name for the associate degree path to nursing is The Georgia State University School of Nursing Associate Degree Program, Perimeter College.

The associate degree courses continue to be housed at the current campus locations, and admissions standards and program costs remain the same.

For more information on the change, visit the School of Nursing website .

 

One of the oldest and largest health professions, nursing is a critical component of patient care. As primary caregivers, nurses serve individuals, families and communities in medical practices, doctor’s offices, schools, long-term care, assisted living, rehabilitation, hospice and more. RNs are in high demand throughout the United States, and the need for nurses is projected to continue to grow.** ** Note: RNs without bachelor’s degrees may not hold supervisory positions.
Nurses practice in a variety of health settings, among them; medical, surgical, obstetrics, pediatrics, women’s health, psychiatry and community nursing. Settings include:
  • Classroom instruction
  • Community centers
  • Doctor’s offices
  • Educational facilities
  • Government/military settings
  • Home health care
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance companies
  • Medical equipment facilities
  • Nursing homes
  • Outpatient care facilities
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Career Template
For additional potential salary and job information, Bureau of Labor Statistics - For potential job and salary information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Associate of Science in Nursing

The career Nursing program leads to an Associate of Science degree in Nursing. The program is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Graduates of this program are eligible to take the NCLEX examination for registered nurses. The curriculum is designed as a career program. Students who desire to continue their education may transfer credits to a bachelor's program.
We offer two degree tracks to serve students new to nursing as well as those who want to advance existing nursing careers. GENERIC TRACK
  • For students with no nursing background.
  • Become a RN after graduating from high school or working in another industry.
  • 36 credit hours professional curriculum + 35 hours general education*
  • Fall semester deadline: JANUARY 31
  • Spring semester deadline: MAY 31
LPN-RN BRIDGE TRACK
  • For licensed practical nurses (LPNs) who want to boost their careers.
  • Give yourself a promotion and become a RN so you can diagnose patients, coordinate care, perform tests, analyze results, and more.
  • 28 credit hours professional curriculum + 35 hours general education*
  • Summer semester deadline: SEPTEMBER 30
GENERIC TRACK
General Education Credit Hours
BIOL 2110/2110L Human Anatomy & Physiology I/Lab 4
BIOL 2120/2120L Human Anatomy & Physiology II/Lab 4
BIOL 2300/2310 Microbiology/Lab 4
SCOM 1500 Introduction to Public Speaking* 3
ENGL 1101 Composition & Rhetoric * 3
HIST 2110 U.S. HIstory* 3
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS (Choose one from Area C)* 3
MATH 1001 Quantitative Skills & Reasoning 3
PHED 1101 Choices for Life 1
POLS 1101 American Government* 3
PSYC 1101 Principles of Psychology* 3
RSCH 1203 Word Processing and Research Skills 1
Total Credit Hours 35
* or honors version

Professional Curriculum for Generic Track

You must be admitted to the Nursing Program to start the Professional Curriculum.
First Semester Credit Hours
NURS 1921 Fundamental Concepts of Nursing 8
Second Semester
NURS 1930 Intermediate Concepts of Nursing 9
Third Semester
NURS 2922 Childbearing Concepts of Nursing 3
NURS 2924 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Concepts 3
NURS 2927 Childrearing Concepts of Nursing 4
Fourth Semester
NURS 2928 Advanced Concepts of Nursing 9
Total Credit Hours 36
  • Any college level math course at the 1001 level or above will meet requirements.
  • Each biology course and lab must have a minimum grade of “C.” (Admissions requirement is a cumulative GPA of 2.7 in the biology courses required for nursing.) All biology courses, listed under Nursing General Education, older than six years must be repeated.
Students must earn an overall grade point average of 2.0 or better on courses presented for graduation.
LPN-RN BRIDGE TRACK
General Education Credit Hours
BIOL 2110/2110L Human Anatomy & Physiology I/Lab 4
BIOL 2120/2120L Human Anatomy & Physiology II/Lab 4
BIOL 2300/2310 Microbiology/Lab 4
SCOM 1500 Introduction to Public Speaking* 3
ENGL 1101 Composition & Rhetoric * 3
HIST 2110 U.S. HIstory* 3
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS (Choose one from Area C)* 3
MATH 1001 Quantitative Skills & Reasoning 3
PHED 1101 Choices for Life 1
POLS 1101 American Government* 3
PSYC 1101 Principles of Psychology* 3
RSCH 1203 Word Processing and Research Skills 1
Total Credit Hours 35

* or honors version

Professional Curriculum for LPN-RN BRIDGE Track

You must be admitted to the Nursing Program to start the Professional Curriculum.

First Semester Credit Hours
NURS 1926 Bridge to Professional Nursing 9
Second Semester
NURS 2922 Childbearing Concepts of Nursing 3
NURS 2924 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Concepts 3
NURS 2927 Childrearing Concepts of Nursing 4
Third Semester
NURS 2928 Advanced Concepts of Nursing 9
Total Credit Hours 28
  • Any college level math course at the 1001 level or above will meet requirements.
  • Each biology course and lab must have a minimum grade of “C.” (Admissions requirement is a cumulative GPA of 2.7 in the biology courses required for nursing.) All biology courses, listed under Nursing General Education, older than six years must be repeated.
Students must earn an overall grade point average of 2.0 or better on courses presented for graduation.

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