Mission Statement of the ABAC at Bainbridge Nursing Program

In conjunction with the College’s mission, the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program serves the needs of the community by alleviating the shortage of registered nurses in the Southwest Georgia region.  The program supports excellence in teaching and learning, fosters an environment that welcomes innovation, embraces change, and aspires for continual improvement.  The ABAC at Bainbridge ADN program will be recognized for excellence in educating responsible, competent, highly qualified, knowledgeable, and caring Registered Nurses by utilizing a comprehensive, dynamic curriculum as well as varied educational delivery systems. The program promotes critical thinking and professionalism while preparing students to function as competent entry-level graduates who can pass the NCLEX-RN examination and function in a variety of health settings.  Students will comprehend the core values of the nursing profession, including caring, communication, critical thinking, nursing process, client-centeredness and professionalism.

Vision Statement of the ABAC at Bainbridge Nursing Program

The ABAC at Bainbridge Associate Degree Nursing program is designed to prepare students to practice professional nursing in a variety of settings.  Graduates will understand the nursing process, learn to think critically, make appropriate clinical decisions, and use current evidence-based practice as a scientific rationale for making clinical decisions.  Based on their understanding of the significance of ongoing developments in nursing and medical science and technology, they will express a commitment to lifelong learning and further career development.   

ABAC at Bainbridge Associate Degree Program Description

The ADN program of study consists of 74 credit hours and can be completed in six semesters. We offer a traditional track and an advanced placement track for qualifying Licensed Practical Nurses. The program and curriculum are arranged to provide essential, sequenced learning experiences which enable a student to develop nursing competence in an organized pattern of instruction consistent with principles of learning and educational practice.  We have full approval of the Georgia Board of Nursing.  We are also fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). Graduating from our program will result in an Associate Degree in Nursing and eligibility to apply to the Georgia Board of Nursing to sit for the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).  Contact information for the approval bodies is listed below.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: 404.975.5000
Fax: 404.975.5020
Web: www.acennursing.org

Georgia Board of Nursing
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217
Phone: 478.207.244
Fax: 877.371.57120
Web: http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/45/contact_the_georgia_board_of_nursing


ADN Faculty Philosophy about Education

The ABAC at Bainbridge Associate Degree Nursing Program believes that in today’s world of nursing, education for adult learners should be centered on caring behaviors, communication, critical thinking, nursing process, client-centeredness, and professionalism.  Nursing educators at ABAC at Bainbridge strive to teach concepts which enable students to develop safe, competent, ethical, professional and personally responsible nursing practice.

The faculty believes that the ABAC at Bainbridge Nursing Program contributes to communities by preparing nurses who are safe and competent for entry-level positions.  The faculty believes that learning is a partnership between the faculty, the student, and the client.  The instructor’s role is to assist the student in clarifying concepts, problem-solving, and developing individual strengths necessary for competent practice.  This process creates a social, cultural, and scientific awareness that manifests itself in responsible nursing practice within our communities.

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is an integral part of ABAC at Bainbridge.  The nursing faculty accepts the vision and core values of the institution and functions within its framework.  The faculty regards the College’s mission statement as a unifying element of the institution and has developed the Philosophy and Conceptual Framework consistent with the stated Missions.

Nursing Program Outcomes

  1. Performance on State Licensure Exam
    • The ADN program will meet or exceed the national average for first-time writers of the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
  2. Program Completion
    • The ADN program will have at least sixty-five percent (65%) of students admitted to the program graduate within three years from admission.
  3. Program Satisfaction
    • Alumni Survey-Eighty percent (80%) of the surveys returned by the graduates will indicate that they are satisfied with the education provided at ABAC at Bainbridge.
    • Current Student-Seventy five percent (75%) of students will express program satisfaction.
    • Graduating Students- Eighty percent (80%) of students will express program satisfaction (administered to students in the last week of the final semester of the nursing program)
    • Employment-Eighty percent (80%) of graduates actively seeking employment will be employed as Registered Nurses within six months of graduation.
    • Employer Survey- Seventy-five percent (75%) of the surveys returned by employers will indicate they are satisfied with the performance of ABAC at Bainbridge Nursing program graduates
  4. Program Exit Exam (Assessment Technology Institute-ATI)
    • Eighty percent (80%) of students will score a ninety-six (96%) chance of passing NCLEX within 2 attempts.

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