Nursing

Nature of Work

Registered nurses (RNs), regardless of specialty or work setting, assess patients; provide treatments and care to patients; educate patients, families, and the public about various medical conditions; and provide information and emotional support to patients and family members. RNs record patients' medical histories and symptoms, help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, operate medical machinery, administer treatment and medications, and help with patient follow-up and rehabilitation. RNs teach patients and their families how to manage their illnesses or injuries; explain post-treatment home care needs and diet, nutrition, and exercise programs; and teach the self-administration of medication and physical therapy.

Career Outlook

As the largest healthcare occupation, registered nurses held about 2.7 million jobs in 2012. The industries that employed the most registered nurses in 2012 were as follows:

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Credentials You Can Earn

Associate Degree
Nursing


Associate Degree
Nurse Bridge Program



Program Expenses

The Higher Education Act requires all colleges and universities to notify students and prospective students of the all program costs for which they will be responsible. Students will be responsible for the following expenses:

 

Admissions Fees

  • Nonrefundable application fee ($25)
  • Program Placement Examination ($75)

Outside Vendor Fees Prior to Beginning RNSG Courses

  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (Approximately $75)
  • Immunizations (From approximately $40 to $400)
  • Cogent ID ($52.50)
  • Physical Examination (Approximately $100)
  • Uniforms (Approximately $250)

Semester Fees

  • Tuition ($89 per credit hour)
  • Accident Insurance Fee ($4 per term)  
  • Campus Supply Fee ($40 per term)
  • Instructional Fee ($55 per term)
  • Parking Fee ($20 per term)
  • Campus Safety Fee ($25 per term)
  • Registration Fee ($50 per term)
  • Student Activity Fee ($30 per term)
  • Technology Fee ($105 per term)

Throughout the Program

  •  ACEMAPP Clinical Placement Fee ($50 annually)
  • Background Checks and Drug Screenings (Approximately $100 per required check/screening)
  • Malpractice Insurance ($11 per year)
  • Textbooks (Approximately $1,500)
  • Supply Fee (Varies — See course descriptions for exact amount)

Outside Vendor Fees at Program Completion

  • Georgia Board of Nursing Application Fee ($40)
  • National Council of State Boards of Nursing Application Fee ($200)
  • Nursing Pin (Approximately $125)

These expenses are based on costs in effect at the time this catalog was published. Prices are subject to change.

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Faculty

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Lori Callahan, Program Chair
Lori Amason Callahan, MS, RN Nursing Program Chair Associate of Science in Nursing Life Sciences & Public Safety Department Lori Callahan obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing Degree from the Medical College of Georgia-Athens. She completed her graduate degree from Georgia State University, specializing in Women’s Health and Nursing Education. She has worked as a RN and nurse educator for nearly thirty years and in 2012 she returned to Athens Technical College to serve as the Nursing Program Chair. Her area of interest is in program evaluation and nursing education. She has served as a program evaluator for ACICS and ACEN. In February 2015, Ms. Callahan received the honor of an appointment on the Georgia Board of Nursing Education Committee.
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