Jul 25, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Nursing, A.S.N.

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Nursing is an art and a science. It is the art of knowing how to balance knowledge and compassion to give holistic care to individuals, families, groups and communities. As a science, nursing requires a wealth of knowledge and critical-thinking skills necessary to provide safe, effective, culturally competent medical care.

Effective July 1, 2016, the Perimeter College Department of Nursing became an administrative unit of the Georgia State University School of Nursing. The new name for the associate degree path to nursing is The Georgia State University School of Nursing Associate Degree Program, Perimeter College. The associate degree courses continue to be housed at the current campus locations, and admissions standards and program costs remain the same

The career Nursing program leads to an Associate of Science degree in Nursing. The program is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Graduates of this program are eligible to take the NCLEX examination for registered nurses. The curriculum is designed as a career program. Students who desire to continue their education may transfer credits to a number of institutions of higher learning.

For information concerning admission to the Nursing program go to the Nursing Department website: https://perimeter.gsu.edu/associate-of-science-in-nursing/

Degree Requirements

General Education Required Courses (36 Hours)

Career programs are specifically designed for students who wish to prepare for a career through a short, intensive program of specialized study and general education. While the emphasis in career education is on specialized offerings, each degree program includes a selection of courses from an approved core of general education.

Required General Education Courses:

Professional Curriculum

Required Courses (35 Hours)

Second-Year Courses


  1. BIOL 2251  has a pre-requisite of a prior biology, chemistry, or physics course. CHEM 1151  is strongly recommended.
  2. All nursing students are expected to have access to a standardized nursing assessment application. Visit the nursing website for more information regarding additional fees for the program.
  3. Advanced placement students (for example, Licensed Practical Nurses who meet specific requirements and who complete NURS 1926 , a special accelerated course, with a “C” or better) may exempt NURS 1921  and NURS 1930 . Call the Office of Enrollment and Registration Services; Advising, Counseling, and Retention Services; or the Nursing Department for further information.