Department of Nursing

Welcome to Albany State University's Department of Nursing

The Department of Nursing is committed to the overall mission of Albany State University. In addition to graduating a diverse student body in nursing, we are proud to offer the Associate, Bachelor, and Master of Science in Nursing degree programs. The associate and baccalaureate programs prepare the nurse generalist for entry into professional nursing practice. The master’s degree prepares the graduate for advanced practice as a nurse practitioner or a leader in nursing education. The goal of our programs in general is to increase the number of nursing graduates who are adequately prepared to enter the healthcare workforce and provide holistic, culturally-competent care, thereby decreasing the shortage that the nation, in general, and the South, in particular, currently face.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Nursing is to provide nursing education to a diverse student population consistent with the mission of the Albany State University (ASU). The ASU Department of Nursing offers ASN, BSN, and MSN degrees as well as Post-Master’s Certifications. The Department of Nursing seeks to foster the growth and development of the region, state, and nation through teaching, research, quality health care delivery, and public service. In collaboration with academic institutions, health care institutions, and state agencies, the Department of Nursing is committed to developing and enhancing programs and services to improve the health and quality of life of the citizens of southwest Georgia. 

The Department of Nursing prepares safe, competent, effective, and efficient nurses to provide or facilitate health care to diverse populations and underserved communities. Integral to this mission is a supportive and diverse faculty delivering comprehensive and technologically enhanced didactic and experiential learning activities. These learning activities support the holistic development of students as learners, leaders, and contributing members of society who embody the ideals of professional nursing in a global society. The completion of these learning activities will prepare the students for success on the national licensing (NCLEX-RN) or certification examination(s), demonstrating competency in the delivery of evidence based nursing care.

For more information about our nursing programs, contact us at (229) 500-2329