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 associate, baccalaureate, master's, and post-master's certificate nursing programs is Continuing Accreditation.

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 program's outcomes and statistics.

ASN NCLEX-RN Pass Rates

Aggregate ASN NCLEX Performance

Metric 2018 2019 2020 2021 4 Yr. Mean
NCLEX Pass Rate:
ASU ASN Programs
78.10%
87.08% 77.13% 71.97% 78.57%
Ntl. NCLEX Pass Rate:
All ASN Programs
85.11% 85.17% 82.80% 78.78% N/A
Ntl. NCLEX Pass Rate:
All Nursing Programs
88.29% 88.18% 86.57% 82.48% N/A

 

ASN NCLEX Performance Disaggregated by 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)

 

asn End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes (EPSLO)

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

  • 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.
  • Quality Improvement
    • Promote the development and implementation of quality improvement strategies to advance health care services.
  • Safety
    • Provide a safe environment for patients, self, and others.
  • Informatics
    • Integrate information technology resources into the provision of patient care.
  • Professionalism
    • Practice nursing in a professional, ethical, and legal manner.
  • Leadership
    • Use leadership skills in the management of safe, quality patient care.

 

asn pROGRAM cOMPLETion Rates

NOTE: 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 students who (1) graduated after this point or (2) did not complete the program, which are typically factored into a program's graduation and retention rates. 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. Year Admit Sem. Program Option Campus Program Completion Rate (On-Time)
Disaggregate
(OT Grad/Admit)
Aggregate
(OT Grad/Admit)
2019 Fall 2017 Traditional ASN Albany 59.46% (22/37) 62.12%
(123/198)
Spring 2018 Traditional ASN Albany 62.07% (36/58)
Summer 2018 HCP-to-RN Bridge Cordele 67.65% (46/68)
Summer 2018  Traditional ASN Albany 54.29% (19/35)
2020

Fall 2018 Traditional ASN Albany 51.22% (21/41) 72.02%
(175/243)
Spring 2019  HCP-to-RN Bridge Albany 88.68% (47/53)
Spring 2019 Evening ASN Albany 72.73% (32/44)
Spring 2019 Hybrid ASN Albany 50.00% (9/18)
Summer 2019 Traditional ASN Albany 58.06% (18/31)
Fall 2019 HCP-to-RN Bridge Cordele 85.71% (48/56)
2021
Fall 2019 Traditional ASN Albany 44.68% (21/47) 61.81%
(123/199)
Spring 2020 Traditional ASN Albany 62.86% (22/35)
Summer 2020 HCP-to-RN Bridge Albany 64.15% (34/53)
Summer 2020 Traditional ASN Albany 68.97 (20/29)
Fall 2020 HCP-to-RN Bridge Cordele 74.29% (26/35)

BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rates

Aggregate BSN NCLEX Performance 

Metric 2018 2019 2020 2021 4 Yr. Mean
NCLEX Pass Rate:
ASU BSN Programs
85.71% 93.33% 100.00% 100.00% 94.76%
Ntl. NCLEX Pass Rate:
All BSN Programs
91.57% 91.22% 90.29% 86.06% N/A
Ntl. NCLEX Pass Rate:
All Nursing Programs
88.29% 88.18% 86.57% 82.48% N/A

 

BSN NCLEX Performance Disaggregated by 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)

 

Bsn End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes (EPSLO)

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

  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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)
  • 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).
  • 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

NOTE: 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 students who (1) graduated after this point or (2) did not complete the program, which are typically factored into a program's graduation and retention rates. Consequently, the BSN Program Completion Rate considers the following:

  • Generic BSN Program: Number of students who completed the program in...
    • Old Format: 6 non-consecutive semesters (i.e., alternating Fall and Spring semesters).
    • 2+2 Format: 5 consecutive semesters.
  • Accelerated BSN Program: Number of students who completed the program in 5 consecutive semesters.
  • RN-to-BSN Program: Number of students who completed the program in...
    • Fall 2017 through Summer 2018: 3 (full-time) or 5 (part-time) consecutive semesters.
    • Fall 2018 through Fall 2021: 2 (full-time) or 4 (part-time) consecutive semesters.
    • Spring 2022 and Onwards: 2 (full-time, Fall admission), 3 (full-time, Spring/Summer admission), or 4 (part-time, all cohorts) consecutive semesters.

On-Time Grad. Year Admit Sem. Program Option Campus Program Completion Rate (On-Time)
Disaggregate
(OT Grad/Admit)
Aggregate
(OT Grad/Admit)
2019 Fall 2016 Generic BSN (Old) Albany 63.64% (7/11) 40.74%
(33/81)
Fall 2017 Accelerated BSN Albany 100% (5/5)
Fall 2017 RN-to-BSN (Part-Time) Albany 12.50% (2/16)
Spring 2018 RN-to-BSN (Part-Time) Albany 10.53% (2/19)
Fall 2018 RN-to-BSN (Full-Time) Albany 100% (6/6)
Fall 2018 RN-to-BSN (Part-Time) Albany 45.83% (11/24)
Spring 2019 RN-to-BSN (Full-Time) Albany N/A
Summer 2019 RN-to-BSN (Full-Time) Albany N/A
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 (Part-Time) Albany 47.37% (18/38)
Summer 2019 RN-to-BSN (Part-Time) Albany 71.43% (5/7)
Fall 2019 RN-to-BSN (Full-Time) Albany 100% (9/9)
Fall 2019 RN-to-BSN (Part-Time) Albany 40.00% (18/45)
Spring 2020 RN-to-BSN (Full-Time) Albany 100% (5/5)
Summer 2020 RN-to-BSN (Full-Time) 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 (Part-Time) Albany 48.15% (13/27)
Summer 2020 RN-to-BSN (Part-Time) Albany 100% (1/1)
Fall 2020 RN-to-BSN (Full-Time) Albany 100% (19/19)
Fall 2020 RN-to-BSN (Part-Time) Albany 51.79% (29/56)
Spring 2021  RN-to-BSN (Full-Time) Albany N/A
Summer 2021 RN-to-BSN (Full-Time) Albany N/A

MSN Certification Exam Pass Rates

Metric 2018 2019 2020 3 Yr. Mean
Certification Pass Rate:
MSN-FNP
100.00% 85.00% 83.33% 89.44%

 

Msn End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes (EPSLO)

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

  • Professionalism
    • Engage in professional and scholarly activities that promote the profession of nursing and individual development in advanced practice nursing through implementation of evidence- based practice for both direct and indirect patient care. (IOM 4; AACN Essential I)
  • Nursing Process and Critical Thinking
    • Integrate synthesized knowledge of behavioral and natural sciences, humanities, technology, and nursing science to perform advanced practice nursing roles to improve patient care and decrease healthcare cos.t (IOM 1, 5; AACN Essential III, IX)
  • Therapeutic Communication and Interventions
    • Exhibit expertise in the advanced practice nursing role of clinical nurse specialist, family nurse practitioner, nurse administrator, or nurse educator while incorporating scientific and ethical principles to improve healthcare outcomes for a diverse population. (IOM 9; AACN Essential IV)
  • Leadership, Collaboration and Advocacy
    • Assume advanced leadership roles, including collaborating with members of interdisciplinary teams, and influencing policy-making that impacts positively on healthcare delivery. (IOM 2, 6, 7; AACN Essential II, VI)
  • Evidence-Based Practice
    • Participate as a researcher and a consumer of research in advancing nursing science and practice in disease prevention and promotion and maintenance of optimal health across the lifespan. (IOM 8; ACCN Essential I, IV)
    • Critically analyze healthcare data in order to promote optimal health. (IOM 3; AACN Essential I)

 

MSN Program Completion Rates

NOTE: 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 students who (1) graduated after this point or (2) did not complete the program, which are typically factored into a program's graduation and retention rates. Consequently, the MSN Program Completion Rate considers the following:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) Program: Number of students who completed the program in 6 (full-time) or 9 (part-time) consecutive semesters.
  • Nurse Educator (MSN-NE) Program: Number of students who completed the program in 5 semesters.
  • Post-Master's Certification (PMC) Program: Number of students who completed the program in...
    • Family Nurse Practitioner: 6 (full-time) or 9 (part-time) consecutive semesters.
    • Nurse Educator: 5 semesters.

On-Time Grad. Year Admit Sem. Program Option Campus Program Completion Rate (On-Time)
Disaggregate
(OT Grad/Admit)
Aggregate
(OT Grad/Admit)
2019 Summer 2016 MSN-FNP (Part-Time) Albany 100% (1/1) 50.00%
(6/12)
Fall 2016 MSN-FNP (Part-Time) Albany 100% (1/1)
Spring 2017 MSN-FNP (Part-Time) Albany 0.00% (0/1)
Summer 2017 PMC-FNP (Full-Time) Albany 100% (2/2)
Summer 2017 MSN-NE Albany 50.00% (1/2)
Summer 2017 PMC-NE Albany 0.00% (0/2)
Fall 2017 PMC-FNP (Full-Time) Albany 100% (1/1)
Fall 2017 MSN-NE Albany 0.00% (0/1)
Spring 2018 MSN-NE Albany 0.00% (0/1)
2020 Summer 2017 MSN-FNP (Part-Time) Albany 100% (2/2) 60.87%
(14/23)
Fall 2017 MSN-FNP (Part-Time) Albany 0.00% (0/1)
Fall 2017 PMC-FNP (Part-Time) Albany 100% (1/1)
Spring 2018 MSN-FNP (Part-Time) Albany 33.33% (2/6)
Summer 2018 MSN-FNP (Full-Time) Albany 100% (6/6)
Summer 2018 PMC-FNP (Full-Time) Albany 100% (1/1)
Summer 2018 MSN-NE Albany 50.00% (1/2)
Fall 2018 MSN-NE Albany 50.00% (1/2)
Fall 2018 PMC-NE Albany 0.00% (0/2)
2021
Summer 2018 MSN-FNP (Part-Time) Albany 50.00% (2/4) 66.67%
(16/24)
Summer 2018 PMC-FNP (Part-Time) Albany 0.00% (0/1)
Fall 2018 MSN-FNP (Part-Time) Albany 87.50% (7/8)
Fall 2018 PMC-FNP (Part-Time) Albany 0.00% (0/1)
Spring 2019 MSN-FNP (Part-Time) Albany 62.50% (5/8)
Summer 2019 MSN-FNP (Full-Time) Albany 100% (2/2)