Embarking on a nursing career as a transfer student can be both exciting and intimidating. As an upper-division university that understands the challenges transfer students often face, Athens State University aims to create a seamless transition for students like you who are aspiring to advance their nursing careers with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
The Demand for BSN Nurses
Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing is not only a step towards a fulfilling career, but also a chance to contribute to your community. The current nurse shortage is a global concern, and areas all across the country are in need of qualified healthcare professionals.
One way Athens State is addressing this shortage is by partnering with Huntsville Hospital to create a dynamic learning environment and additional experience opportunities for nursing students. Learning partnerships like this one at Athens State ensure that you receive a high-quality education and are empowered to support your community as a skilled BSN nurse.
Why transfer to Athens State for your BSN?
That’s a great question, and one we’re happy to answer. As we mentioned above, our commitment to providing a comprehensive and enriching education is coupled with unique learning partnerships that allow you to grow your skills and confidence while pursuing your degree. Here are some of the other ways Athens State supports you in pursuing your BSN.
1. Learning Partnerships
At the heart of our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program lies our exceptional learning partnerships, like the one with Huntsville Hospital, as well as other esteemed healthcare institutions and colleges such as Calhoun Community College, Drake State Community College, and Crestwood Medical Center.
These partnerships offer transfer students like you an exclusive opportunity for hands-on learning experiences that go far beyond a traditional classroom setting, allowing you to immerse yourself in real-world healthcare environments.
2. Supportive Learning Environment
Athens State also recognizes the diverse needs of our students, and we strive to create a learning environment that meets them. With flexible schedules and remote class options, transfer students have the ability to integrate their education with their existing commitments.
We also offer an extensive list of student resources to support you on every step of your academic journey, including our:
- Student Success Center: A central hub for academic advisement and guidance from your personal success coach
- Academic Resources: Tools and services to help you track classes and enhance your learning experience
- Student Services: Additional resources to promote personal and academic development while enhancing your quality of life at Athens State
Graduating from an accredited program provides evidence that you received the education and experience you need to meet the requirements of the roles you wish to fill in your field.
Athens State holds accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSOC), and our BSN program is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). These accreditations reflect our goal to ensure that you receive a high-quality education that meets national standards, increasing your credibility and opportunities in the workforce.
4. Simplifying the Transfer Process
Supporting transfer students in making the most of their previous education is kind of our thing. We specialize in ensuring that you maximize the credits you’ve already earned to help streamline your education and get you to graduation faster. We also provide services to help you navigate the transfer process, ensuring that you have what you need to apply and that you are on the right course to meet and exceed your goals.
The BSN program at Athens State is designed to empower transfer students to not only earn their degree, but to thrive as highly skilled nursing professionals in the dynamic world of healthcare. As you start this journey, we stand ready to support and guide you toward a meaningful and impactful nursing career.
Ready to take the first step? Explore our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program to learn more about getting started.