Associate of Science in Nursing - Bridge Pathway Option (AF13) Degree
The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program is designed to produce technically-advanced, competent, and caring individuals who are prepared to practice professional nursing in a variety of healthcare settings. The curriculum will provide the student with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to practice competently and safely as an entry-level nurse in acute, long-term, and community healthcare settings. The ASN Program consists of courses in humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences as preparation for the nursing program. The curriculum combines general and nursing education courses to provide the student with a foundation for scientific knowledge, interpersonal skills, cultural competence, critical thinking training, and ethical nursing care.
Upon entrance into the program, the student will receive didactic and clinical components necessary for successful completion of the Program. Clinical experiences are selected to provide the student with a broad range of learning opportunities.
The program graduate will receive an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing. After completion of all core classes and the competitive admission process, students will be eligible to begin the Nursing (RNSG) courses. One class will be accepted into the ASN Bridge Option each year, beginning Fall semester. The Bridge Option is offered on the Swainsboro campus. The Bridge Option courses consist of 34 credit hours and will span over three semesters. Fundamental nursing concepts and skills will be taught before moving into more advanced classes. Students will receive classroom instruction and coordinated clinical experiences in the nursing care of clients at local hospitals and community agencies under the supervision and guidance of the nursing faculty.
Prior to program completion, students will successfully complete a practicum experience and must pass an end-of-program comprehensive nursing exit examination.
The ASN Bridge Pathway option allows qualified individuals who possess current, Georgia unrestricted licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Paramedic (EMT-P) to bridge his or her education and training into the Associate of Science in Nursing Degree (ASN).
The traditional option course work (RNSG courses) is completed within four (4) semesters. The ASN Bridge Pathway option allows qualified applicants to complete nursing program course work (RNSG-B courses) within three (3) semesters.
Students meeting the Bridge Pathway option admission requirements and successfully completing the RNSG-B 1019B: Transition to Professional Nursing course will receive credit for the Traditional option courses RNSG 1005: Foundations of Nursing and RNSG 1020: Medical Surgical Nursing I. Students will attend class/clinical one (1) to two (2) days per week. Class meetings will be held on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. Clinical assignments will vary depending upon the assigned clinical sites. During RNSG 2020B, students complete their practicum experience, consisting of 150 hours, with an assigned preceptor. This will generally require more than one clinical shift a week in addition to the scheduled class meeting. It is the student’s responsibility to coordinate his/her personal/work schedule in order to meet the required number of clinical hours (150) by the deadline as noted on the RNSG 2020B syllabus.
*For more detailed program information, please refer to the Catalog & Handbook at catalog.southeasterntech.edu.
- Prospective students seeking admission into the Associate of Science in Nursing Program will initially enroll in the Healthcare Management (HCM) Degree or Healthcare Professional Certificate - Associate of Science in Nursing option. Students will submit an application for the nursing program, before the appropriate deadline as noted on the checklist below. The Program specific application can be obtained from the admissions office.
- Please be aware that some clinical sites mandate the COVID-19 vaccination in accordance with CMS guidelines.
- Submit a completed application & application fee;
- Be at least 18 years of age (at the time the student begins the program (RNSG courses);
- Submit an official copy of your high school transcript or high school equivalent scores;
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable; • All prerequisite courses (courses without an RNSG prefix) must be successfully completed with a grade of “C” or better.
- The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) score is utilized in the nursing entry process. An adjusted individual total score of 66% or greater on the TEAS is required to be considered for admission into the ASN Program. It is recommended students complete MATH 1111, BIOL 2113/2113L, BIOL2114/2114L and ENGL 1011 prior to taking the TEAS exam. Study materials for the TEAS exam are available through Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) at www.ATItesting.com. It is the student's responsibility to contact the admissions office to schedule a time for testing. The TEAS testing dates and instructions for scheduling can be found at https://www.southeasterntech.edu/events/.
- The student will be allowed three (3) attempts to score the required adjusted individual score of 66% or greater on the TEAS exam. The student is responsible for securing appropriate TEAS exam study resources. It is recommended the student wait a minimum of 30 days between each attempt. In the event that there is one seat available and students possess the same grade point average (GPA), then the TEAS score will be used as the tiebreaker.
- The attempts will apply to the admission criteria of both the practical nursing diploma and associate degree nursing programs. Therefore, the student is allowed three (3) total exam attempts regardless of program choice.
- TEAS scores will be valid for three (3) calendar years and must not be expired by the deadline for admission for Fall cohorts.
- The student’s GPA will be calculated based on the grade earned in all pre-requisite courses required for the nursing curriculum (ENGL 1101, MATH 1111, PSYC 1101, ENGL 2130, GEN ED ELECTIVE, BIOL 2113/2113L and BIOL 2114/2114L); this will include transfer and repeated classes (taken within the last five (5) years/60 months). COLL 1040 and ALMA 1000 are not used in the calculation for competitive admission; however, these courses must be completed with at least a “C” before the student can begin RNSG courses; failure to do so will result in the student forfeiting their seat. Students should take COLL 1040 the first semester enrolled at the college.
- The higher a student’s GPA, the higher the student will rank in the competitive portion of the admission process. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to qualify.
- BIOL 2113/2113L, BIOL 2114/2114L should be completed within the last five years.
- An ASN Program cohort is accepted each Fall semester. Up to 10% of the total admission cohort may include readmit applicants. If a cohort is not full, additional readmission students may be accepted. 31
- Application Deadline for Fall cohorts is the 1st Thursday of March. All other supporting documentation deadline for admission of Fall cohorts is the 1st Thursday of May. Transfer students should reach out to the Admissions office to ensure that all documentation is received by the deadline. Late submissions will not be accepted. Transfer students should also ensure they are registered for COLL 1040 and ALMA 1000 prior to the start of Summer semester.
Additional Requirements for the ASN Program Bridge Pathway Option:
- Throughout the duration of the ASN Bridge Pathway Option, students must submit and maintain proof of unencumbered licensure as a Practical Nurse (LPN) or a Paramedic (EMT-P) to practice in the State of Georgia.
- Complete a minimum of 1,000 employer-verified practice-based hours within the past 12 months and/or have at least three (3) years of full-time experience as an LPN or Paramedic in the last five (5) years - Proof of Employment Form found here: Proof of Employment.
- Students will be eligible for admission into the program after achieving an admission score of 70% or higher on the ASN Bridge Pathway Competency Exam and prior to enrollment in program (RNSG-B) courses.
- Students are required to attend the scheduled educational session(s) prior to sitting for the ASN Bridge Pathway Competency Exam.
- During each application cycle, students are allowed two attempts to achieve an admission score of 70% or higher on the ASN Bridge Pathway Competency Exam.
- If an alternate is not selected for admission, he or she must reapply and compete for future admission. ASN Bridge Pathway Competency Exam scores are valid for two admission cycles.
- Students are allowed four (4) attempts within two (2) years to achieve an admission score of 70% or higher on the ASN Bridge Pathway Competency Exam. Students will be eligible to reapply for admission after five (5) years from the first attempt on the ASN Bridge Pathway Competency Exam.
SOUTHEASTERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN NURSING PROGRAM ADMISSION CHECKLIST
Admission into the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) (Traditional and Bridge Pathway Options) Program requires a multistep application process. Complete each of the following steps:
- Apply for admission to STC. Apply online at www.southeasterntech.edu and select ASN or ASN Bridge as your program of study. Once Admissions processes your app the program of study will be changed to Healthcare Management (HCM) Degree or Healthcare Professional so you can be assigned a program advisor.
- Submit official, high school or GED transcripts indicating completion of standard high school diploma or equivalency. We do not accept unofficial copies or official copies that have been opened.
- Submit official, transcripts from all regionally accredited college(s) and/or universities currently attending or previously attended. We do not accept unofficial copies or official copies that have been opened.
- Meet required 3.0 GPA for prerequisite competitive admission courses.
- All prerequisite courses (courses without an RNSG prefix) must be successfully completed with a grade of “C” or better.
- ASN Program prerequisite courses:
- ENGL 1101, MATH 1111, PSYC 1101, ENGL 2130, GEN ED ELECTIVE, BIOL 2113/2113L and BIOL 2114/2114L); this will include transfer and repeated classes (taken within the last five (5) years/60 months).
- BIOL 2113/2113L, BIOL 2114/2114L must be in progress or completed within the last five years and not expire prior to the application deadline-first Thursday in March.
Example: For Applicants Fall 2024 Cohort – Courses taken in Spring 2019 or more recent will be calculated in your competitive GPA and will be considered valid and NOT expired. Any courses taken prior to Spring 2019 will not be considered in the multiple attempts calculation.
- Complete COLL 1040 and ALMA 1000 with at least a “C” prior to beginning RNSG courses.
- Take the TEAS test: Register for TEAS test at https://www.southeasterntech.edu/events/.
- ASN total TEAS score of 66% or higher is required.
- TEAS scores will be valid for three (3) calendar years. Students are allowed three (3) total exam attempts to include both the PN and ASN Programs.
- It is recommended students complete MATH, BIOL, and ENGL courses prior to taking the TEAS exam. Study materials for the TEAS exam are available through Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) at www.ATItesting.com.
- Submit a Nursing Program Application. An application can be found on the ASN Program Option webpage.
- Be at least 18 years of age (at the time the student begins the program; RNSG courses).
- Ensure application is properly completed and you have met all requirements;
- Keep a copy for records.
- Meet fall semester admissions deadlines. (Traditional and Bridge Pathway Option)
- Nursing Application deadline, first Thursday in March.
- Supporting documentation and verification of course completion deadline, first Thursday in May.
Additional Requirements for the ASN Bridge Pathway Option:
- Submit and maintain proof of unencumbered licensure as a Practical Nurse (LPN) or a Paramedic (EMT-P) to practice in the State of Georgia.
- Complete a minimum of 1,000 employer-verified practice-based hours within the past 12 months and/or have at least three (3) years of full-time experience as an LPN or Paramedic in the last five (5) years - Proof of Employment form found on www.southeasterntech.edu.
- Score of 70% or higher on the ASN Bridge Pathway Competency Exam (within two attempts) after achieving Program admission and prior to enrollment in program (RNSG-B) courses.
- Attend the scheduled educational session(s) prior to sitting for the ASN Bridge Pathway Competency Exam. Details will be provided online.
The Nursing Department regularly evaluates the admissions procedures and reserves the right to make changes as the need arises. Speak with a Program Advisor or College Admissions Representative to verify the requirements for submitting a program application by the established deadline. Students are responsible for meeting the current program requirements.
Click here to download the Nursing Application.
Program Progression and Readmission
In order to continue in the nursing Program, the student must:
- Maintain a grade of C or better in all RNSG courses.
- Achieve a passing score (100%) on the required calculation exams (may take the calculation exam a maximum of three (3) attempts).
- Be accepted by clinical agencies for clinical experiences.
- Demonstrate safe practice in care of clients and exercise appropriate judgment as beginning-level practitioners.
- Maintain compliance with technical standards, clinical site acceptance and American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification.
- Satisfy drug screen, background check, and immunization requirements. A student who has an unsuccessful attempt in an ASN course (W, D, or F) cannot progress. Withdrawal and/or a D or F in one or more nursing courses (RNSG) is considered one unsuccessful attempt, including attempts at outside colleges.
Readmission to the Nursing Program
Based on space availability, readmission may be considered for the following:
- Students who withdraw.
- Students who fail to complete a course with a grade of C or better.
- Students can only be readmitted ONCE.
Any student requesting readmission must reapply to the Office of Admissions by the deadline noted on the website.
The student must submit the program’s required documents to verify proof of a current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification, immunizations, criminal background check, and drug screen. Criminal background check and drug screen must be up to date and meet clinical site requirements.
Students applying for re-entry beyond the first semester of RNSG courses must take:
- Course challenge exam(s) on all course content prior to the course of readmission
- Calculation exam, and
- Clinical competency evaluation (Student will complete Department of Nursing Skills Checklist)
Students applying beyond the first semester must request reinstatement within one year from the term of withdrawal or failure.
Students must score 80 or better on the challenge exams and score 100 on the calculation exam. Students will progress through the challenge exams in the same order as the program. For instance (and depending on pathway), students who wish to enroll beyond the second semester will take challenge exams for RNSG 1019B, 1018/1018B, 1005, first semester calculation exam and clinical competency before progressing to second semester exams. Students are allowed one attempt for course challenge exam(s), calculation exam and clinical 35 competency evaluation skills. The challenge exam(s), calculation exam and clinical competency evaluation will be completed the semester prior to the semester the student is seeking readmission.
Readmission to the nursing program is not guaranteed. Selection for reinstatement is based on the student’s GPA at the current institution and space availability. Reinstatement may be denied due to, but not limited to, any of the following circumstances:
- Grade point average is less than 2.0 from RNSG courses completed at the current institution,
- Refusal by clinical agencies to accept the student for clinical experiences,
- Twelve months have elapsed since the student was enrolled in a nursing course, and
- Students dismissed from the previous program for disciplinary reasons and/or unsafe/unsatisfactory client care in the clinical area will not be allowed readmission to the nursing program.
In the event more than one student meets the requirements for re-admission beyond the first semester of RNSG courses, the following criteria will be utilized to determine the best candidate for re-admission:
- TEAS test scores will count 20%
- Course challenge exams(s) scores will be averaged and count 45%, and
- Health Care Management Degree core course GPA will count 35%.
A student who earns a D or F in any two nursing semesters will be dismissed from the ASN Program and will not be eligible for readmission, including attempts at outside colleges.
The ASN Program does not accept transfers directly into RNSG courses.
The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) requires all colleges to notify students and prospective students of all program costs for which they will be responsible. Students will be responsible for the following expenses. Most of these requirements must be completed prior to the beginning of clinical or laboratory activities.
Costs are estimates and are subject to change.
- Tuition/Fees: Traditional: $9,000.00 and Bridge Pathway: $7,000.00 (tuition $100 per credit hour; fees $319 each semester)
- Textbooks (approximately $1,000.00 for entire program)
- Assessment Technology Institute fee ranges between $550.00-$700.00 each semester. There may be additional costs assessed by ATI if students are unsuccessful on comprehensive predictor
- Skills laboratory fee (RNSG 1005/1019B): $100.00
- Bandage Scissors $5-$20
- Penlight $7-$15
- Full Face Goggles $5-$15
- Stethoscope $20-$150
- Aneroid Sphygmomanometer $15-$50
- Graduation Application Fee $40 (if student participates); Print diploma fee $10 and cover is $10.
- STC Nursing Pin for pinning ceremony ($10)
- Uniform Costs (up to $300) detailed information regarding uniforms will be given at program-specific mandatory orientation
- Castlebranch ($50 annually) (vendor subject to change due to clinical facility requirements)
- Background check, drug screen and immunization tracker (approximately $127.95; paid to PreCheck)
- American Heart Association BLS Provider certification (must cover 1-person, 2-person, infant, child and adult CPR and AED. $50 (Credential must remain current throughout the program.)
- Respiratory N95 /Fittest Mask $25.00 (Includes initial masks and masks for duration of program)
- Liability Insurance ($12 per year)
- Immunizations/Laboratory Tests
- MMR vaccination: $64
- Measles titer: $20
- Mumps titer: $20
- Rubella titer: $20
- Varicella titer: $20
- Hepatitis B titer: $20
- Varicella vaccination: $117
- Tuberculin Skin Test (TST)/PPD- Two-step: $25 per step
- Tdap: $40
- Tetanus vaccination: $20
- Hepatitis B Series: $264
- Hepatitis A and B: $163 for 3 shot series (this option may be chosen instead of the Hepatitis B series)
- Seasonal Influenza vaccination ($25)
- COVID-19 Vaccination-Vaccine may be a requirement for some clinical sites
• There are additional charges upon graduation to sit for Professional Licensure. These prices can be found on the Georgia Board of Nursing Website: https://sos.ga.gov/how-to-guide/how-guide-registered-nurse
- Special Note: A single charge may apply to more than one titer being drawn at the same time.
• Please note expenses related to Program courses will NOT be refunded if the student is unable, unwilling, or ineligible to complete the clinical component of any course. Fees are due as noted on syllabus. Failure to pay the fees by the deadline may result in the student not being allowed to return to class and being issued an occurrence.
Some clinical sites require a current (within 6 months) physical exam and/or proof of unexpired health insurance. Failure to supply all required (unexpired) documentation may prohibit the student from attending clinical, resulting in an occurrence. A student who cannot complete program clinical requirements may not continue in the program.
Fees are to be paid on or before the deadline established by the Program Faculty.
Laptops will be required. Specifications should include:
- Processor i5 or i7
- Memory 8GB or higher
- Hard drive 250GB or larger
- DVD Drive, either internal or external
- Webcam with microphone
- Reliable Internet Connection required (Mobile Hotspots are not allowed)
- ATI Internet Requirements: A minimum internet speed of 5 Mbps is required (10 Mbps or more is recommended).
- Test your internet speed using www.speedtest.net.
For more detailed program information, click here to view the Department of Nursing Student Handbook
Click here to view EOPSLO and Program Outcomes
Southeastern Technical College Associate of Science in Nursing has been granted full approval by the:
Georgia Board of Nursing
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217-2858
(478) 207-2440 / (844) 753-7825
The Associate of Science in Nursing program was granted full approval through May 31, 2025 by The Georgia Board of Nursing (GBON), 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217, (478) 207-2440.
The associate nursing program at Southeastern Technical College at the Vidalia and Swainsboro campus located in Vidalia and Swainsboro, Georgia is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm.
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