Associate of Science in Nursing

The Associate of Science in Nursing Degree at the North Georgia Technical College received approval from the Georgia Board of Nursing to begin fall semester 2013 on the Clarkesville Campus.  On March 30, 2015, the Georgia Board of Nursing unanimously approved the expansion of the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ASN) program to the Blairsville Campus.  NGTC’s Health Science faculty and staff are working to update the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing Program Intent Form to include the Blairsville Campus.  For now, the following may be helpful in assisting students.

Students interested in the Fall Clarkesville ASN program must be admitted to North Georgia Technical College (NGTC Admissions Page). Students will be required to complete the ASN Intent Form.  This form will be available on the college website and will be accepted from January 1 through April 1.

To be eligible to participate in the competitive admissions process for the Fall Clarkesville ASN cohort, certain courses must be completed with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or better by the end of Spring semester. Please contact Ms. Farilyn Rearden at for more information.

The ASN program offers graduates a direct path to becoming a Registered Nurse, projected to be one of the two occupations with the highest growth rate in Georgia and among occupations with the most annual openings in North Georgia.

The addition of this program allows students to complete a first-rate registered nurse program within their own community.  Student enrollment in health-related programs offered by NGTC indicated a strong interest in nursing careers. The need for additional health care professionals has increased significantly with the influx of retirees and aging population in the communities served by the college. 

NGTC has received overwhelming support from key healthcare providers within the 8-county service area.  Nine of the eleven workforce partners indicated that they anticipated hiring within the next three years.

NGTC’s desire to implement the degree program is a direct result of growing student demand for allied health training, job availability and projected job growth. Currently NGTC attracts more “prenursing” students than can be accommodated by its Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program.  The ASN program provides a strong foundation in the practice of nursing and prepares students to function within the framework of the registered nurse role.

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ASN HESI Exam Information

HESI test dates and sites are listed in "Available Courses" under Continuing Education.

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  • Exams cost $65
  • All exams will start at 9:00 AM and finish at 1:00 PM

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Associate of Science in Nursing

The two-year associate level nursing program prepares students for positions in the nursing profession. The curriculum is designed to produce highly-trained, technically-advanced, competent, and caring individuals who are prepared to practice professional nursing in a variety of healthcare settings. The purpose of the program is to provide the learner with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitude to practice competently and safely as a beginning nurse generalist, in a variety of acute and long-term care settings. The nurse is viewed as a caring, holistic person who possesses critical-thinking/problem-solving skills, integrity, accountability, a theoretical knowledge base, refined psychomotor skills, and a commitment to life-long learning. Program graduates receive an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree. Graduates are then eligible to apply and take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Upon successful completion of the NCLEX-RN and licensure by the Georgia Board of Nursing, graduates are employable as registered nurses in a variety of settings.

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