Armstrong Atlantic State University Nursing School Review

Armstrong Atlantic State University (AASU) was founded in 1935 and currently serves over 7,000 students. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The campus is near the Savannah Downtown historic area, which is home to Civil War era buildings and homes. Armstrong Atlantic State University is part of the Georgia University System. The school has over 80 students organizations in which students can be involved.

Nursing Degree Programs

Nursing programs at Armstrong Atlantic State University are approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Armstrong Atlantic State University Undergraduate Nursing Programs

BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)

The BSN program is ideal for students with no previous nursing education who would like to become an RN (Registered Nurse). Admission requirements to the program include a grade of “C” or better in all science pre-requisites and a 2.7 GPA overall in nursing pre-requisite courses. The BSN degree program requires 127 credit hours. Upon completion of the program, students will earn a BSN are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN, National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses.

RN To BSN/MSN (Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Master of Science in Nursing)

Registered Nurses have the option of completing a BSN or a BSN and MSN at Armstrong Atlantic University. The program can be completed full or part time. The BSN option is 127 hours, while the MSN option is approximately 156 hours.

Advanced Track LPN to BSN (Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing)

The advantage of the advanced track in nursing is that LPNs can use their formal education and knowledge to receive up to 22 credits for their previous nursing education and knowledge gained through work experience. The program requires 128 credit hours to earn the BSN qualification.

Armstrong Atlantic State University Graduate Nursing Programs

MSN (Master of Science in Nursing)

The MSN program is the first step in nurses becoming an advanced practice nurse and increasing their education opportunities. Areas of specialization in the MSN program include:

Adult Health CNS (Clinical Nurse Specialist)
Nursing Administration
ANP (Adult Nurse Practitioner)
Advanced Practice Nursing

Upon completion of the program, students can take the relevant certification exam in their area of specialty in addition to earning the MSN qualification.

Armstrong Atlantic State University Nursing Certificate Programs

Post-Master’s Certificates

Post master’s certificates are available in several disciplines. The post-master’s certificate in Nursing Administration is for nurses holding a masters degree seeking further training to work in a nursing leadership role. The program is 21 semester hours. Nurses seeking to remain in practice may complete the Adult Health Nurse Practitioner which is 30 semester hours. The Adult Health CNS certificate prepares nurses to become specialists in adult care and advanced practice nurses; the program is 22 semester hours. A Gerontology certificate is also available in the health sciences department and is for nurses or any health professional working with aging populations. The program is 18 semester hours.

Armstrong Atlantic State University
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419

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