Change of Major Requirement
Upon receipt of your acceptance letter into the nursing program, you must first fill out the "Major Request Form" form online via the Office of the Registrar, indicating that you want to change your current major to one of the following majors:
- ASN and Bridge Applicants: From "Health Science - AS" to "AS - Nursing (ASN)"
- BSN Applicants: From "Health & Human Performance - BS" to "BS - Nursing"
- RN-to-BSN Applicants: From "Health Science - AS," "Health & Human Performance - BS," or "Nursing - AS" to "BSN - Nursing, RN to BSN"
Please be aware that we are unable to register students whose major is not one of the "Nursing" majors indicated above.
RN-to-BSN eMajor Courses
As a part of the University System of Georgia's (USG) Common Course Consortium, five (5) nursing courses will be completed via USG's eMajor utilizing GoVIEW (Georgia Online Virtual Instruction Enterprise Wide system). GoVIEW is a different Learning Management System (LMS) than Albany State University's GeorgiaVIEW. In addition to students from your home institution, some courses may also include students from other USG institutions.
These eMajor courses will include the following:
- NURS 3197: Professional Nursing Practice (3.00 credit hours)
- NURS 3297: Nursing Research Application (3.00 credit hours)
- NURS 3397: Health Assessment (3.00 credit hours)
- NURS 4497: Community Health Nursing (3.00 credit hours)
- NURS 4597: Leadership and Management (3.00 credit hours)
eMajor Course Orientation
In order to be registered for any of the aforementioned eMajor courses, students must first complete the eMajor New Student Introduction Quiz, which will provide the student with a brief overview of eCampus-supported courses, including course access, content delivery, and troubleshooting assistance. Following completion of this quiz, students will receive a confirmation email, which must be provided to their academic advisor in order to initiate the registration process for these courses. Advisors cannot assist students with their registration without this documentation.
NOTE: It is imperative that student's review the start and end dates for each term, as eMajor courses will not necessarily follow Albany State University's academic calendar.
As noted previously, USG eCampus-supported courses are hosted in GoVIEW, powered by Desire 2 Learn (D2L).
Approximately 2 weeks prior to the start of classes, students registered for courses hosted by this learning management system will receive a welcome email from eCampus containing their login information and a link to GoVIEW. Although course access does not open until the first day of the term, at this point, students will have access to the eConnection course, a self-paced student tutorial. This tutorial provides success tips, navigational practice, and an introduction to the learning environment.
Students requiring technical assistance or login support should contact the eMajor Helpdesk by calling 678-839-6400 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASN Fundamentals Orientation
Module Learning Outcomes
At the end of this module, the student will be able to:
- Discuss important highlights of historical perspective in nursing.
- Discuss health, illness, and wellness prevention activities.
- Discuss Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs in relation to health and wellness.
- Identify developing activities that promote health and decrease risk factors
- Discuss physical, cognitive, and psychosocial changes in each stage of development.
- Explain Erikson’s stages of life for growth and development.
- Define acute and chronic care.
- Describe the role of state and federal government in legal implications for nursing practice.
- Describe client-centered care and holistic care
- Describe the care of the middle-age and older adult.
- Describe the normal and abnormal assessment findings for the middle-age and older adult
- Identify developmental tasks specific to older adults.
- Discuss what an ethical dilemma is and the nurse’s role in this situation.
- Describe what QSEN measures are and how they are employed in the care of patients.
- Identify the minimum educational requirements to become a registered nurse.
- Identify the various educational preparation for the registered nurse.
- Describe the licensure and certification process in nursing practice.
- Identify professional nursing organizations that deal issues of nursing.
- Describe the purpose of nurse practice act and code of ethics in nursing.
- Describe the responsibilities and roles of the professional nurse.
- Compare and contrast the scope of practice of licensed and unlicensed personnel that make up the health care team.
Safety and Infection Control:
- Discuss health, illness, and wellness prevention activities.
- Identify developing activities in all life stages that promote health and decrease risk factors (e.g. developmental state, age, and lifestyle).
- Describe the disease prevention measures: smoking cessation, prevention of osteoporosis, and recommended immunization.
- Define evidence-based practice and research related to nursing.
Teamwork & Communication:
- Identify various types of health care services, examples of these services, and health
promotion activities that would be encouraged for:
- Secondary/Tertiary care
- Restorative Care
- Continuing Care
- Rehabilitation care
- Palliative care
- Hospice care
- Define the term informatics.
- Identify the term quality improvement.
At the end of this lesson, the student will be able to:
- Round numbers less than 1 to the hundredths place.
- Round numbers greater than 1 to the tenths place.
- Identify why it is not acceptable to leave “naked numbers” or “trailing zeros”
- Perform math calculations using the ratio and proportion method.
- Identify important metric, apothecary, and household measurements and convert these measurements within and between systems.
SUGGESTED READING: Henke's Med Math CHAPTERS 1, 2, 3, 9, 10
- Oxygen administration
- Hygiene: am care, oral hygiene
At the end of this module the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate correct handwashing technique using soap & water and hand sanitizer.
- Demonstrate oral care and hygiene (bed bath, toileting, perineal care, use of bedpan and/or urinal)
- Demonstrate correct administration of oxygen by mask and by cannula following guidelines.
- Demonstrate proper position for comfort: for airway, for feeding, for abdominal exam, Sim’s, lateral, dorsal, and prone.
- Demonstrate bed-making
- Demonstrate feeding/assisting patient with feeding
- Taylor Fundamentals of Nursing: Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 22, 23, 24
- ATI Fundamentals for Nursing: Chapters 1-4, 7, 8, 16, 23-25
- Evolve Website: (http://evolve.elsevier.com) with Evolve case studies
- Written examination which may include questions of the following types: multiple choice, true/false, short answer, essay, completion, multiple-multiple, matching, and computations
Revised Fall 2022 (VI)
LEARN, MEMORIZE, LEARN, MEMORIZE, LEARN
- 1 L (liter) = 1000 ml(milliliters) = 1 qt (quart) = 2 pts (pints)
- 1 kg (kilogram) = 1000g (grams) = 2.2 lbs. (pounds)
- 1lb (pound) = 16 oz (ounces)
- 1g (gram) = 1000 mg(milligrams)
- 1 mg (milligram) = 1000 mcg (microgram)
- 1oz (ounce) = 30 ml (milliliters)
- 1 tsp (teaspoon) = 5 ml (milliliters)
- 1 T (tablespoon) = 15 ml (milliliters) = 3 t (teaspoons)= ½ ounce
- 1 cup = 240 ml (milliliters) = 8 ounces
- 1 unit = 0.01 ml (milliliter)
- Multiply by 1.8
- Add 32
- Subtract 32
- Divide by 1.8
- Use formula #1 when converting from one system of measurement to another system of
measurement (i.e., mg=mcg)
Desire to Change x Other Half of Conversion = Desired Conversion
- Use formula #2 when calculating the volume (i.e., tablets, capsules, caplets, ml,
etc.) of a medication to be given to a patient.
Doctor’s Order x Volume = Volume To Be Given
- Use formula #3 when calculating the rate of an IV pump and you have available a volume
(ml) and time in hours.
Volume (ml) = ml/hr
- Use formula #4 when calculating the rate of an IV pump and you have available a volume
(ml) and time in minutes.
60 x Volume (ml)= ml/hr
- Use formula #5 when calculating the rate of an IV order to be infused by gravity (No
Volume (ml) x drop factor (gtts/ml) = gtts/min
- Use formula #2 tweaked version when calculating strength/time (i.e., mg/hr, mcg/min,
mg/kg/hr) of medication to be given to a patient. This will be given on an IV pump.
Strength/time x Volume = ml\hr
- When converting pounds to kilograms, round to hundredths.
- When a volume is less than 1 ml, round to hundredths (use a tuberculin syringe which measures in hundredths).
- When a volume is greater than 1 ml, round to tenths (use a standard ml syringe which measures in tenths).
- Standard IV pump measures whole ml’s….round to a whole number (i.e., 25 ml/hr).
- Micro IV pump measures tenths of ml’s….round to tenths (i.e., 25.3ml/hr)
|Items||Uniform Style # / Specifications|
|Clinical Tops||Meridy's Traditional with Navy Trim and Patch|
|Females||1 req MER-9002PT-104-NWHT Female Fitted Zipper Top w/Trim/Patch|
|Males||1 req MER-M9005PT-104-NWHT Men's Zip Front Top w/Trim/Patch|
|Females/Males||or MER-9300PT-104-NWHT Unisex V-Neck w/Trim/Patch|
|Classroom Tops||White Cherokee Revolution with Patch|
|Males||1 req CHE-WW670P-104-WHT Male V-Neck Top with Patch|
|Females||1 req CHE-WW620P-104-WHT Female V-Neck Top with Patch|
|Pants||Cherokee Workwear Navy Pants|
|Females||1 req CHE-4200-NAVW -Female Elastic Waist Pant
or CHE-4100-NAVW Unisex D-String Pant
or CHE-WW110- NAV Female Pull On Cargo Pant
or CHE-WW120-NAV Female D-String Cargo Pant
|Males||1 req CHE-4100-NAVW Unisex D-String Pant
or CHE-WW020-NAV Unisex D-string cargo pant
or CHE-WW190-NAVW Drawstring Elastic Waist Pant
|Lab Coats||White Lab Coat with Patch|
|Females||1 opt WHS-15000P-104-011 Female 33" length Coat with Patch
or WHS-15104P-104-011 Female 28" length Consultation Coat with Patch
|Males||1 opt WHS-15112P-104-011 Male 38" length Coat with Patch
or WHS-15103P-104-011 Male 30" length Consultation Coat with Patch
|Patch Lab Coats||Yes|
|Shoes||opt All White Leather
See website for options and pricing
|Accessories||opt Program Stethoscope, penlight, scissors, BP Cuff
|Skills Pack||1 REQ: SP426 ships to student's home with uniforms|
|Skills Pack Description||Skills Packs are non returnable once shipped.|
Clinical Requirements Checklist for Uniform Check-Off
- Name tag
- Stethoscope, penlight, bandage scissors
- Pocket calculator, pocket notepad
- Wrist watch with sweep second (not digital) and well-defined numbers between minutes
- (2) black ink, non-erasable pens, fine point marker pen
- Professional attire and decorum
- complete uniform, appropriate pants length
- clean white leather shoes (not canvas)
- white undergarment
- short clean fingernails, no nail polish
- no necklace, bracelet, hoop earrings
- hair pulled away from face, not touching the collar
- hair ornament same as hair color
- no body piercing, no false eyelashes
- tattoes covered
- no rings with stones
|2022-23 Annual Influenza Vaccination (when available)||
Proof of 2022- 23 vaccination
|Name must show, must be 2022-23 vaccine|
|Drug screen report (results)|
|Health Insurance||Insurance card or email from ASU accepting waiver or if student insurance - ASU email showing coverage or insurance card.||Tuition bill|
|Immunization Record||Immunization Record||Any other form other than listed requirement|
|Background Check report (results)|
|BLS||Current BLS (American Heart Association Healthcare Provider)||Expired document or Heartsaver|
|Professional Liability Insurance with exp.||If this is showing on your account - Disregard – (Leave Blank) will be downloaded by school|
|TB||Current TB results (TB is repeated annually||Any other form other than listed requirement or expired TB results|
Once you are assigned a rotation by ASU at the end of the semester requirements for Phoebe will populate into your ACEMAPP account.
|Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR)||Immunization Record, School Form, or Physician Report||Any other form other than listed requirement|
|Hepatitis B||Immunization Record, School Form, or Physician Report||Any other form other than listed requirement|
|Varicella||Immunization Record or Physician Report||School form (does not reflect Varicella)|
|Background Check RESULTS+||Background Check Results Report (see instructions below +)||Receipt (ASU requires receipt only but Phoebe requires report)|
|Drug Screen RESULTS+||Drug Screen Results Report (see instructions below +)||Receipt (ASU requires receipt only but Phoebe requires report)|
|Phoebe Health Confidentiality Agreement||Complete in ACEMAPP|
|Phoebe Promise Pledge||Complete in ACEMAPP|
|Phoebe Health Student Job Description Agreement||Complete in ACEMAPP|
|Phoebe Health Orientation Test||Must score 100% - 4 attempts allowed|
|Phoebe Code of Conduct||Complete in ACEMAPP|
|COVID-19 Vaccination – Phoebe Health||Vaccination Card|
|COVID-19 Symptom Tracking Attestation|
+To gain access to Background check report – log in to Pre-Check and print report.
+To gain access to Drug Screen – email Pre-Check and request a copy of your drug screen.
- Check the comment section for reason for denied document
- Uploading a denied document multiple times will not get it approved
- Save Time!! Check that the uploaded document is legible, if it is not legible to you, it is not legible to the approver and will be denied.
- If the uploaded document is upside down or sideways, it will be denied
- The student name must appear on uploads or they will be denied
*Any further questions? Contact Sherry Koster 229-500-2336 or email@example.com
|Expiration||Valid for the program’s duration unless the student is not enrolled for a semester|
Students will coordinate both their background check and drug screening through PreCheck (https://www.precheck.com). You can order your background check by selecting “Students” in the upper right-hand corner. On the next page, under the “Order My Background Check or Drug Screen” header, select the “click here” link that appears in the description. On the page that follows, select “Albany State University – Nursing Background and Drug Testing” (NOT “Albany State University – Darton College of Health Professions”) for the School and “Nursing BG and Drug Screen” for the Program. After checking both the “Background Check” and “Drug Test” options and clicking “Start Application,” follow the on-screen prompts to order your background check and drug screening.NOTE: If you are requested to input payment information, you have selected the incorrect option.
PDF/JPG of the automated e-mail received from PreCheck verifying the purchase of the background check. In addition to the subject and sender’s information, this documentation must also show the student’s name, the date the order was placed, and the confirmation number.DO NOT UPLOAD THE RESULTS OF YOUR BACKGROUND CHECK INTO ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY’S BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENT SECTION.
|Description||Documentation of successful completion of a Basic Life Support (BLS) course for Healthcare Professionals, which MUST be certified by the American Heart Association (AHA). Heartsaver® courses, Automated External Defibrillators (AED) courses, and courses that are consistent/comply with AHA standards but do not explicitly specify AHA certification will NOT satisfy this requirement.|
|Documentation||PDF/JPG of the BLS card, which must clearly display the course type (BLS), the certification provider (AHA), the student’s name, the completion and expiration dates of the card, and some statement denoting successful completion of the course. BLS course rosters may also be utilized for temporary, short-term clearance if all information above (excluding the expiration data) is addressed.|
|Description||Students will coordinate both their background check and drug screening through PreCheck (https://www.precheck.com). Please refer to the information included in the “Background Check” section for instructions as to how to initiate this process. Students will also utilize “Albany State University – Nursing-Drug Screen Only – Subsequent” as the School following the expiration of their initial screening; this is a self-pay option and is not included in course fees. A 10-panel drug screening ordered through PreCheck will typically test for the following: Marijuana, Cocaine, Amphetamines, Opiates, Propoxyphene, Phencyclidine (PCP), Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Methaqualone, and Methadone.|
PDF/JPG of the automated e-mail received from PreCheck verifying the purchase of the drug screening. In addition to the subject and sender’s information, this documentation must also show the student’s name, the date the order was placed, and the confirmation number.
DO NOT UPLOAD THE RESULTS OF YOUR DRUG SCREENING INTO ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY’S DRUG SCREENING REQUIREMENT SECTION.NOTE: A positive screening result due to a prescribed medication must be indicated on the screening results, and the student may also be required to obtain a written statement from a qualified physician stating that the result is within prescribed limits, does not indicate abuse, and will not interfere with safe clinical practice. Failure or refusal to provide this supplemental documentation will automatically result in program dismissal.
|Expiration||Annually, on October 1|
|Description||Documentation of flu vaccination for the current flu season. Sites typically begin offering flu vaccinations in August/September.|
|Documentation||PDF/JPG of flu vaccination documentation. Vaccination documents from the administering facility must include their location/contact information, the student’s name, the vaccination date, the manufacturer/brand, and (preferably, but optionally) the applicable flu season. If uploaded as part of the immunization record, please refer to the documentation requirements listed in the “Immunizations” section of this document.|
|Health Insurance Waiver|
|Expiration||Each year, at the end of the Fall (12/31) and Summer (7/31) semesters|
|Description||Per the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, nursing students are required to show proof of active medical insurance coverage; this insurance must be maintained through a student’s matriculation. A health insurance fee will be charged to all nursing students’ accounts at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters (the Summer semester is covered by the Spring payment), and students may either enroll in the student health insurance plan (SHIP) or waive this fee prior to the end of the enrollment period by selecting the desired option and providing the requested information at https://studentcenter.uhcsr.com/asurams. Students will be automatically enrolled in the SHIP if either (1) no action is taken prior to the enrollment/waiver deadline or (2) the waiver (and any potential resulting appeals) is denied.|
PDF/JPG documentation verifying either the approval of the insurance waiver or enrollment in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).
|Expiration||Varies (tetanus-dependent, see below)|
Documentation of current immunizations, which must include the following:
|Documentation||PDF/JPG documentation of immunization record that denotes the student’s name and provides the above information with vaccination/historical diagnosis dates. The immunization record must be officially verified by the issuing facility/institution and include the site’s contact information. If the Hepatitis B series is declined, the student must also upload the signed Hepatitis B Waiver as an addendum to the record.|
|Description||Documentation of current malpractice insurance, a fee for which will automatically be attached to certain nursing courses throughout the program to ensure maintenance throughout your program matriculation.|
|Documentation||PDF/JPG certificate of liability/malpractice insurance via Albany State University, which will be uploaded into students’ account by the Undergraduate Clinical Coordinator, the Clinical Coordinator Assistant, or a designee thereof. The student is NOT responsible for uploading this information.|
|Expiration||Varies (see below)|
Documentation of a current tuberculosis screening. The following are the most common screenings given for tuberculosis, all of which are acceptable:
PDF/JPG of screening documentation, which may be uploaded as a separate document (containing, at a minimum, the student’s name, the date of administration and—if applicable—the reading date, and the screening results) or as part of the immunization record (with the requirements listed in the “Immunizations” section).NOTE: Students with positive screening results and/or evidence of active tuberculosis must include documentation and evidence of follow-up treatment procedures, as dictated by your medical provider and/or the Georgia Department of Public Health.
Nursing Student Organization (NSO)
The Nursing Student Organization (NSO) is the local chapter of GANS (Georgia Association
of Nursing Students) and is composed of students who are enrolled in ANY of Albany State University's nursing programs (both graduate and undergraduate) and
hold membership in the State by paying annual dues. Nursing students participate in
local, state, and national activities and conventions where they have an opportunity
to observe and participate in their professional organizations. Students join NSO
to enhance professional development.
Club Advisors: Lyla Taft, Andrea Dozier
Mandatory Student Health Insurance
Beginning the Fall 2014 Semester, all new students accepted into ANY of the programs under the Darton College of Health Professions at ASU will be required to show proof of active Medical Insurance coverage. This is a new Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia mandate and not an ASU mandate. Proof of coverage must be submitted between:
- Fall 2023: July 1, 2023 – September 29, 2023
Submissions CANNOT be done BEFORE July 1, 2023, or AFTER September 29, 2023.
Steps to waive/enroll:
- Go to www.asurams.edu
- Click the "Students" tab
- Under "Money Matters" click "Mandatory Insurance Waiver/Enroll"
Proof of coverage must be provided in one of the following ways:
- Through a currently active parent plan.
- Through a currently active individual or family plan.
- Through a currently active Employer-Sponsored plan.
- Through a currently active Darton College of Health Professions Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).
- Through a currently active Government-Sponsored Plan.
If a student fails to provide appropriate proof of coverage during the dates stated above, the student will be automatically enrolled (via the Office of Financial Operations) into plan #4 above.
As of July 3, 2023, the rate for Plan #4 is as follows:
- Fall 2023 Rate: $1,194.00*
* These rates are subject to change without notice.
Additionally, Health Insurance coverage must be maintained by the student throughout the entire time that he/she remains enrolled and is actively progressing through his/her respective Health Sciences or Nursing Program. If a student fails to maintain Health Insurance coverage, then he/she will be immediately dismissed from his/her respective Health Sciences or Nursing Program for failure to maintain the mandatory coverage as required by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. If you have any questions regarding this requirement, please contact your respective Program Director, the Nursing Division Office, or the Health Sciences Division Office.
If a student does not take any action, they will still be charged.
Health Insurance Waiver FAQ
Chain of Command
Students seeking an appeal of any nature should always utilize the following chain of command:
- Course Faculty/Instructor. If unresolved, the student may appeal to the
- Program Director/Coordinator. If unresolved, the student may appeal to the
- Department Committee. If unresolved, the student may appeal to the
- Department Chairperson. If unresolved, the student may appeal to the
- Dean of the College. If unresolved, the student may appeal to the
- Provost for Academic Affairs/Vice President for Student Affairs. If unresolved, the student may appeal to the
- President of the University. If unresolved, the student may appeal to the
- Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.
Student are expected to adhere to the published chain of command. Rare exceptions to this chain of command can be made but must be determined on a case-by-case basis. It is the responsibility of both the student and the members within each level to ensure compliance with the chain of command.