Albany Technical College announced via press release Friday morning they have a new program for nursing students.
Albany Tech officials say they have been given provisional approval by the Georgia Board of Nurses to accept students into its new Associate of Science Nursing program.
Officials say the program is designed to meet the needs of the community by complimenting Albany Tech's existing nursing program. Students will be able to complete their nursing career choice by one of two tracks â" the traditional path and the LPN-RN bridge path.
"There has been a tremendous response from the community wanting to get information on the admission/entrance requirements," said Dean of the Health Care Technology Mattie Buchannon in the release. "Our program is designed to assist those interested persons to pursue their goals of becoming a Registered Nurse. We built our program based on some of the successful models that we have seen, while not destroying the goals of any entity in our region."
Albany Tech say they have submitted a prospectus by its accrediting board, to the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), on this program and anticipates approval within the next few months.