Registered Nursing (ADN)

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Registered Nursing (ADN)

As one of the oldest professions in healthcare, nursing is a critical component of patient care. In the ever changing field of healthcare, the role of nurses has never been more crucial, challenging and rewarding. Gwinnett Tech nursing students receive diverse, high-quality educational experiences that prepare them for the exciting challenges of nursing in today's healthcare environment. Gwinnett Tech's curriculum combines classroom and laboratory training with clinical experience. Students learn techniques needed to provide exceptional patient care, at the highest level of quality.

Gwinnett Tech offers several options for the Associate Degree in Nursing: Traditional Option, LPN Bridge Option and the Paramedic Bridge Option.

The Associate Degree Nursing (Traditional Option) is designed to provide a course of study that prepares the graduate to practice as a nurse generalist. The curriculum provides a strong foundation in the practice of nursing and prepares the student to function safely within the framework of the Registered Nurse's role.

The Associate Degree Nursing LPN Bridge Option is designed to provide a pathway for students who have completed their education as Licensed Practical Nurses. In addition, the Paramedic Bridge Option is available for students who have completed their education as Licensed Paramedics.

LPNs and Paramedics may apply for the traditional associate degree nursing program or they may apply for the accelerated option and bridge into the second year of the nursing curriculum after completion of a LPN to RN OR Paramedic to RN Bridge course.

All Associate Degree Nursing program graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Successful completion of the NCLEX-RN examination grants state licensure and allows the graduate to assume responsibilities of a registered nurse (RN), caring for a diverse population in a variety of healthcare settings. Graduates of Gwinnett Tech's nursing program go on to work in hospitals, physicians' offices, home healthcare services, nursing care facilities, and various other settings.

In addition to working in healthcare, many nursing program graduates transfer to four-year colleges to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) degree. Gwinnett Technical College has established transfer agreements to facilitate a student's transition from RN to the BSN degree.

Gwinnett Tech's Nursing program has approval by the Georgia Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 (www.acenursing.org). View Student Achievement Data here.

Take the first step toward a career in Nursing and apply for next semester! Important dates and deadlines are listed to get you started and if you're looking for ways to pay for your education, explore our scholarships for this program. You can also learn about our faculty and clubs and organizations to join!

Gwinnett Tech builds relationships with local subject-matter experts to develop advisory boards who provide feedback that ensures we deliver relevant industry-specific curriculum for today's high-demand careers. See who serves on our and our Registered Nursing advisory board.

For more information on our Registered Nursing program, please view the course catalog for Registered Nursing (ADN).