The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at Augusta State University has been awarded full accreditation by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, ASU announced in a news release.
The commission is responsible for the specialized accreditation of nursing education programs throughout the nation, of which more than 250 are bachelor's programs. According to Charlotte Price, the chairwoman of ASU's nursing department, this accreditation is essential to the nursing program's continued viability and validates the program quality.
The BSN degree, authorized in 2008 by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, graduated its first students this past May. Forty-five students took the Nightingale Oath during the department's pinning ceremony.Previously, the university offered an associate of science in nursing degree, which ended with the graduation of the last class in spring 2010.