2024-2025 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Course Catalog and Student Handbook

Registered Nursing LPN/Paramedic/Surgical Bridge ADN Program Fact Sheet

What is Registered Nursing? The LPN/Paramedic/Surgical Technologist ADN program is designed to provide nursing courses over seven semesters. LPN’s must be a Licensed Practical Nurse and have worked as an LPN for at least one year prior to the admission deadline. Paramedics must be licensed and have worked at least one year prior to admission deadline. Surgical Technologist must be certified and have worked as a surgical technologist for at least one year prior to admission deadline. At successful completion of the program of study the nursing student is awarded an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). Graduates are then eligible to apply and take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Upon successful completion of the NCLEX-RN and licensure by the Georgia Board of Nursing graduates are employed as registered nurses in a variety of settings. Nursing is a critical component of patient care. Gwinnett Tech nursing students receive diverse, high-quality educational experiences that prepare them for the challenges of nursing in today’s healthcare environment. Gwinnett Tech’s curriculum combines classroom and laboratory training with clinical experience.
  • Associate Degree Paramedic Bridge Option, ADN
  • Associate Degree Nursing (LPN) Bridge Option, ADN
  • Associate Degree Surgical Technologist Bridge Option, ADN
Minimum Age Requirement 18 years of age at the start of program.
Semester Program Begins Bridge: Spring semester, Part time; then summer/fall/spring, Full time; Day classes only.
61 Credit hours.
General Admission Application Process
  1. Apply to Gwinnett Technical College at GwinnettTech.edu, submit all transcripts from high school and previous college work, and take the ACCUPLACER test, if required.
    Students must be accepted into Gwinnett Technical College prior to applying to a program of study.
  2. Applicants are initially accepted into the Interdisciplinary Studies degree program with a concentration of Healthcare Management while completing the required prerequisite courses.
Program Application Process


  1. All applicants are required to sit for the Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exam. The Kaplan exam must be completed prior to the October 10th application deadline and must be taken at Gwinnett Technical College. The cost of the Kaplan exam is $53.50.
  2. All applicants are required to submit a program packet. Forms are available online at: http://www.gwinnetttech.edu/enrollment/forms-documents/.
  3. For spring semester admission, the program application, Kaplan exam, and all prerequisites must be completed by October 10th.
  4. Applicants are required to complete six prerequisite courses.
Prerequisite Courses All of the following:
BIOL 2113  * and BIOL 2113L  *
BIOL 2114  * and BIOL 2114L  *
BIOL 2117  * and BIOL 2117L  
MATH 1111  
ENGL 1101 
PSYC 1101  
Additional Required Courses* FYES 1000  **
ENGL 1102  **
PSYC 2103  **
One of the following:
HUMN 1101  **
ARTS 1101  **
MUSC 1101  **
ENGL 2110  **
ENGL 2130  **
RELG 1101  **
*Biology courses cannot be older than 5 years at the time of program application.
** Transfer students with 30+ transferable credit hours will be exempt from taking FYES 1000.
**ENGL 1102, PSYC 2103 and HUMN 1101 or ARTS 1101 or MUSC 1101 or or ENGL 2110 or ENGL 2130 or RELG 1101 must be completed before enrolling in RNSG 2101 and RNSG 2102. See enrollment advisor for more information.
Competitive Admissions Bridge: Students who have completed the prerequisite courses and have maintained a GPA of at least a 3.0; and scored a 70% or better on the Kaplan can submit an application to the Bridge Nursing program.
Program Costs and Requirements All costs are approximated and are subject to change and will be at the students’ own expense. This does not include tuition and registration related fees charged by Gwinnett Technical College. Tuition cost can be calculated at Fees and Expenses .
  • Liability Insurance - $10
  • Clinical site badges  - $10
  • Uniform/ lab coat - est. $200
  • Shoes - est. $50 - $200
  • Immunizations - est. $200
  • Background/ drug screen - $90
  • CPR Training - est. $57
For more information, contact: Saadia Jackson-Collins, Program Support Specialist, sjcollins@gwinnetttech.edu or 678.226.6729, Building 900 Room 1303C.
For admission and enrollment, contact: Enrollment Support Center in Building 100 at the Lawrenceville campus, or Building A at the Alpharetta-North Fulton campus, or email HealthTeam@GwinnettTech.edu.

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Gwinnett Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Lisa Richardson, Title IX, and Section 504 Coordinator, 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 100, Room 407, Lawrenceville, GA 30043, 678-226-6691, LRichardson@GwinnettTech.edu.