Accreditation & Statistics

Approval and Accreditation

Albany State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) as a Level IV institution.

The associate and baccalaureate nursing programs at Albany State University are approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing.

The associate, baccalaureate, master's, and post-master's certificate nursing programs at Albany State University at the West Campus located in Albany, Georgia, and the associate nursing program at Albany State University at the Cordele Campus located in Cordele, Georgia, are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the baccalaureate, master's, and post-master's certificate nursing programs is Continuing Accreditation. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate nursing programs is Continuing Accreditation with Conditions.

Accreditation Commission for
Education in Nursing (ACEN)
Georgia Board of Nursing
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217
(404) 975-5000 (912) 207-1640
https://www.acenursing.org/ https://sos.ga.gov/georgia-board-nursing

 

Nursing Program Outcomes & Statistics

Please click on the tabs below to review the relevant programs' outcomes and statistics.

ASN NCLEX-RN Pass Rates

Aggregate ASN NCLEX-RN Performance

Metric 2019 2020 2021 2022 4-Yr Avg
ASU NCLEX Pass Rate: 
ASU ASN Programs
86.52%
(154/178)
77.13%
(145/188)
71.97%
(113/157)
72.53%
(132/182)
77.04%
Natl NCLEX Pass Rate: 
All ASN Programs
85.17% 82.80% 78.78% 78.92% N/A
Natl NCLEX Pass Rate: 
All Nursing Programs
88.18% 86.57% 82.48% 80.87% N/A

 

NCLEX-RN Performance Disaggregated by ASN Program Option

Year Traditional ASN
(Pass/Taken)
Evening ASN
(Pass/Taken)
Hybrid ASN
(Pass/Taken)
Albany Bridge
(Pass/Taken)
Cordele Bridge
(Pass/Taken)
Aggregate Performance
(Pass/Taken)
2019 80.39%
(82/102)
50.00%
(1/2)
N/A 93.10%
(27/29)
100%
(44/44)
86.52%
(154/178)
2020 50.72%
(43/72)
78.57%
(33/42)
100%
(8/8)
91.49%
(43/47)
94.74%
(18/19)
77.13%
(145/188)
2021 64.44%
(58/90)
N/A N/A 83.33%
(30/36)
80.65%
(25/31)
71.97%
(113/157)
2022 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 72.53%
(132/182)

 

ASN End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the program, the ASN graduate will:

  1. Patient-Centered Care
    • Integrate nursing that is patient-centered, caring, and culturally sensitive and based on the physiological, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of patients.
      Teamwork and Collaboration
    • Collaborate with members of the inter-professional healthcare team to promote continuity of patient care and achievement of optional outcomes.
      Evidence-Based Practice
    • Use best current evidence, expert opinion, and clinical expertise as a basis for nursing practice and clinical judgment.
  2. Quality Improvement
    • Promote the development and implementation of quality improvement strategies to advance health care services.
  3. Safety
    • Provide a safe environment for patients, self, and others.
  4. Informatics
    • Integrate information technology resources into the provision of patient care.
  5. Professionalism
    • Practice nursing in a professional, ethical, and legal manner.
  6. Leadership
    • Use leadership skills in the management of safe, quality patient care.

ASN Program Completion Rates

Completion Rate Defined

Per the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), program completion rates are calculated as the "number of students who complete the program of study on-time," or within the published program length. As such, this statistic does NOT include those students who graduated after this point, which typically constitutes a program's graduation/retention rate. Consequently, the ASN Program Completion Rate considers the following:

  • ASN Program: Number of students who completed the program in...
    • Traditional Format: 5 consecutive semesters.
    • Evening Format: 5 consecutive semesters.
    • Hybrid Format: 5 consecutive semesters.
  • HCP-to-RN Bridge Program: Number of students who completed the program in 4 consecutive semesters.
On-Time Grad Yr Admit Sem Track Campus On-Time Completion Rate
Disaggregated
(Grad/Admit)
Aggregated
(Grad/Admit)
2019 Fall 2017 Trad ASN Albany 59.46% (22/37) 62.12%
(123/198)
Spring 2018 Trad ASN Albany 62.07% (36/58)
Summer 2018 HCP-RN Bridge Cordele 67.65% (46/68)
Summer 2018  Trad ASN Albany 54.29% (19/35)
2020 Fall 2018 Trad ASN Albany 51.22% (21/41) 72.02%
(175/243)
Spring 2019  HCP-RN Bridge Albany 88.68% (47/53)
Spring 2019 Eve ASN Albany 72.73% (32/44)
Spring 2019 Hyb ASN Albany 50.00% (9/18)
Summer 2019 Trad ASN Albany 58.06% (18/31)
Fall 2019 HCP-RN Bridge Cordele 85.71% (48/56)
2021 Fall 2019 Trad ASN Albany 44.68% (21/47) 61.81%
(123/199)
Spring 2020 Trad ASN Albany 62.86% (22/35)
Summer 2020 HCP-RN Bridge Albany 64.15% (34/53)
Summer 2020 Trad ASN Albany 68.97% (20/29)
Fall 2020 HCP-RN Bridge Cordele 74.29% (26/35)

BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rates

Aggregate BSN NCLEX-RN Performance

Metric 2019 2020 2021 2022 4-Yr Avg
ASU NCLEX Pass Rate: 
ASU BSN Programs
93.33%
(14/15)
100%
(11/11)
100%
(15/15)
78.57%
(11/14)
92.98%
Natl NCLEX Pass Rate: 
All BSN Programs
91.22% 90.29% 86.06% 82.95% N/A
Natl NCLEX Pass Rate: 
All Nursing Programs
88.18% 86.57% 82.48% 80.87% N/A

 

NCLEX-RN Performance Disaggregated by BSN Program Option

Year Generic BSN (Old)
(Pass/Taken)
Generic BSN (2+2)
(Pass/Taken)
Accelerated BSN
(Pass/Taken)
Aggregate Performance
(Pass/Taken)
2019 90.00%
(9/10)
N/A 100%
(5/5)
93.33%
(14/15)
2020 100%
(4/4)
N/A 100%
(7/7)
100%
(11/11)
2021 100%
(4/4)
100%
(7/7) 
100%
(4/4)
100%
(15/15)
2022 N/A 72.73%
(8/11)
100%
(3/3)
78.57%
(11/14)

 

BSN End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the program, the BSN graduate will:

  1. Professionalism
    • Utilize knowledge and skills in leadership, quality improvement, and patient safety to provide high quality healthcare by assuming responsibility and accountability for personal actions and professional development ensuring human dignity, integrity, and social justice (AACN, Essential II & VIII).
  2. Nursing Process and Critical Thinking
    • Think critically using the nursing process and synthesized knowledge from a liberal education incorporating humanities, sciences, information management, and patient care technology in providing holistic, safe, effective care to individuals, families, groups, and communities across the lifespan to facilitate health promotion and disease prevention (AACN, Essential I, IV, VII, & IX).
  3. Therapeutic Communication and Intervention
    • Utilize therapeutic communication and intervention to provide professional nursing care for health promotion and maintenance, illness care, and rehabilitation of the client. (AACN, Essential VIII)
  4. Leadership, Collaboration and Advocacy
    • Assume beginning leadership roles, communicating and collaborating with healthcare professionals of interdisciplinary teams, in providing quality care, advocating for care based on ethical, legal, political, and spiritual variables, and developing and implementing financial and regulatory healthcare policies(AACN, Essential V &VI).
  5. Evidence-Based Practice
    • Utilize evidenced based practice to advance professional nursing practice, research, and delivery of health care (AACN, Essential III).

BSN Program Completion Rates

Completion Rate Defined

Per the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), program completion rates are calculated as the "number of students who complete the program of study on-time," or within the published program length. As such, this statistic does NOT include those students who graduated after this point, which typically constitutes a program's graduation/retention rate. Consequently, the ASN Program Completion Rate considers the following:

On-Time Grad Yr Admit Sem Track Campus On-Time Completion Rate
Disaggregated
(Grad/Admit)
Aggregated
(Grad/Admit)
2020 Fall 2017 Generic BSN (Old) Albany 12.50% (4/32) 45.83%
(66/144)
Fall 2018 Accelerated BSN Albany 87.50% (7/8)
Spring 2019 RN-to-BSN (PT) Albany 47.37% (18/38)
Summer 2019 RN-to-BSN (PT) Albany 71.43% (5/7)
Fall 2019 RN-to-BSN (FT) Albany 100% (9/9)
Fall 2019 RN-to-BSN (PT) Albany 40.00% (18/45)
Spring 2020 RN-to-BSN (FT) Albany 100% (5/5)
Summer 2020 RN-to-BSN (FT) Albany N/A
2021 Fall 2018 Generic BSN (Old) Albany 33.33% (4/12) 55.80%
(77/138)
Fall 2019 Generic BSN (2+2) Albany 38.89% (7/18)
Fall 2019 Accelerated BSN Albany 80.00% (4/5)
Spring 2020 RN-to-BSN (PT) Albany 48.15% (13/27)
Summer 2020 RN-to-BSN (PT) Albany 100% (1/1)
Fall 2020 RN-to-BSN (FT) Albany 100% (19/19)
Fall 2020 RN-to-BSN (PT) Albany 51.79% (29/56)
Spring 2021  RN-to-BSN (FT) Albany N/A
Summer 2021 RN-to-BSN (FT) Albany N/A
2022 Fall 2022 Generic BSN (2+2) Albany 31.25% (10/32) 55.48%
(81/146)
Fall 2022 Accelerated BSN Albany 60.00% (3/5)
Spring 2021 RN-to-BSN (PT) Albany 57.14% (20/35)
Summer 2021 RN-to-BSN (PT) Albany 33.33% (2/6)
Fall 2021 RN-to-BSN (FT) Albany 100% (10/10)
Fall 2021 RN-to-BSN (PT) Albany 38.89% (14/36)
Spring 2022 RN-to-BSN (FT) Albany 100% (22/22)

mSN Certification Exam Pass Rates

MSN Certification Exam Performance

Year Annual Pass Rate
ASU FNP
3-year Average
ASU FNP
National Average National 3-year Average
2020 83.33%
10/12
89.44% 85 85.3
2021 80%
12/15
82.78% 84% 85%
2022 81.48%
22/27
81.6% TBD TBD

 

MSN End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the program, the MSN graduate will:

  1. Professionalism and Evidence-Based Practice
    • Engage in professional and scholarly activities that promote the profession of nursing and individual development in advance practice nursing through implementation of evidence-based practice for both direct and indirect patient care
    • Apply knowledge from science, research, and related disciplines and incorporate principles of evidence-based practice to improve care delivery and health outcomes.
  2. Nursing Process and Critical Thinking
    • Apply clinical reasoning and relevant behavioral and natural sciences to provide patient-centered care and evaluate preventative interventions for diverse community population across the lifespan
  3. Leadership, Collaboration and Advocacy
    • Demonstrate technological literacy, interprofessional collaboration, and advance practice to improve clinical practice outcomes
  4. Quality and Safety
    • Contribute to decision-making and healthcare policy development at the individual, local, regional, or national healthcare system levels to ensure quality and safety of individuals

MSN Program Completion Rates

Completion Rate Defined

Per the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), program completion rates are calculated as the "number of students who complete the program of study on-time," or within the published program length. As such, this statistic does NOT include those students who graduated after this point, which typically constitutes a program's graduation/retention rate. Consequently, the MSN Program Completion Rate considers the following:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) Program: Number of students who completed the program in...
    • Pre-Fall 2023 Cohorts:
      • Full-Time: 6 semesters
      • Part-Time: 9 semesters
      • Post-Master's Certification: 6 (FT) or 9 (PT) semesters
    • Fall 2023 Cohorts & After:
      • Full-Time (Fall Entry): 5 semesters
      • Part-Time (Fall Entry): 8 semesters
      • Part-Time (Spring Entry): 7 semesters
      • Part-Time (Summer Entry): 6 semesters
      • Post-Master's Certification (Spring Entry): 4 semesters
  • Nurse Educator (MSN-NE) Program: Number of students who completed the program in...
    • Pre-Fall 2023 Cohorts: 5 semesters
      • Post-Master's Certification: 6 (FT) or 9 (PT) semesters
    • Fall 2023 Cohorts & After:
      • Full-Time (Fall Entry): 4 semesters
      • Part-Time (Fall Entry): 7 semesters
      • Part-Time (Spring Entry): 6 semesters
      • Part-Time (Summer Entry): 5 semesters
      • Post-Master's Certification (Spring Entry): 3 semesters
  • Nursing Informatics (MSN-NI) Program: Number of students who completed the program in...
    • Pre-Fall 2023 Cohorts:
      • Full-Time: 4 semesters
      • Post-Master's Certification: 3 semesters
    • Fall 2023 Cohorts & After:
      • Full-Time (Fall Entry): 4 semesters
      • Part-Time (Fall Entry): 7 semesters
      • Part-Time (Spring Entry): 6 semesters
      • Part-Time (Summer Entry): 5 semesters
      • Post-Master's Certification (Spring Entry): 3 semesters
On-Time Grad Yr Admit Sem Track Campus On-Time Completion Rate
Disaggregated
(Grad/Admit)
Aggregated
(Grad/Admit)
2020 Summer 2017 MSN-FNP (PT) Albany 100% (2/2) 68.00%
(17/25)
Summer 2017 MSN-NE (PT) Albany 100% (1/1)
Summer 2017 PMC-NE (PT) Albany 100% (2/2)
Fall 2017 MSN-FNP (PT) Albany 0.00% (0/1)
Fall 2017 PMC-FNP (PT) Albany 100% (1/1)
Fall 2017 PMC-NE (PT) Albany 0.00% (0/1)
Spring 2018 MSN-FNP (PT) Albany 33.33% (2/6)
Spring 2018 MSN-NE (PT) Albany 0.00% (0/1)
Summer 2015 MSN-FNP (FT) Albany 100% (6/6)
Summer 2015 PMC-FNP (FT) Albany 100% (1/1)
Summer 2015 MSN-NE (FT) Albany 100% (1/1)
Fall 2018 MSN-NE (FT) Albany 50.00% (1/2)
2021 Summer 2018 MSN-FNP (PT) Albany 50.00% (2/4) 60.71%
(17/28)
Summer 2018 PMC-FNP (PT) Albany 0.00% (0/1)
Summer 2018 MSN-NE (PT) Albany 0.00% (0/1)
Fall 2018 MSN-FNP (PT) Albany 88.89% (8/9)
Fall 2018 PMC-FNP (PT) Albany 0.00% (0/1)
Fall 2018 PMC-NE (PT) Albany 0.00% (0/2)
Spring 2019 MSN-FNP (PT) Albany 38.46% (5/8)
Summer 2019 MSN-FNP (FT) Albany 100% (2/2)
2022 Summer 2019 MSN-FNP (PT) Albany 66.67% (8/12) 72.73%
(24/33)
Summer 2019 PMC-FNP (PT) Albany 0.00% (0/1)
Fall 2019 MSN-FNP (PT) Albany 50.00% (2/4)
Spring 2020 MSN-FNP (PT) Albany 60.00% (3/5)
Summer 2020 MSN-FNP (FT) Albany 100% (11/11)