2017-2018 Course Catalog & Student Handbook 
    May 11, 2021  
2017-2018 Course Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Registered Nursing ADN Program Fact Sheet

What is Registered Nursing? The ADN program is designed to provide nursing courses over seven semesters. In addition to the nursing courses there are core course requirements. 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.
  • Registered Nursing Program, ADN
  • Associate Degree Nursing Bridge Option, ADN
  • Associate Degree Paramedicine Bridge Option, ADN
Length of Program 4 Semesters (plus a minimum of 3 semesters of required general education core courses); Program courses must be taken in sequence within the prescribed time frame.
Minimum Age Requirement 18 years of age at the start of program.
Semester Program Begins Fall semester, Full time; Day classes only.
71 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 January 15 application deadline and must be taken at Gwinnett Technical College. The cost of the Kaplan exam is $50.00.
  2. All applicants are required to submit a program packet. Forms are available online at http://www.gwinnetttech.edu/enrollment/forms-documents/.
  3. For fall semester admission, the program application, Kaplan exam, and all prerequisites must be completed by January 15.
  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 2130  **
*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 must be completed prior to the start date in the Nursing program.
**PSYC 2103 and HUMN 1101 or ARTS 1101 or MUSC 1101 or ENGL 2130 must be completed before enrolling in RNSG 2101 and RNSG 2102. See enrollment advisor for more information.
Competitive Admissions Students who have completed the prerequisite courses and have maintained a GPA of at least a 3.0 (3.5 or higher is recommended in the prerequisite courses) you can make application to the program.
Program Costs and Requirements  
For more information, contact: Angela Williams, program support specialist, AWilliams@GwinnettTech.edu, 678-226-6729.
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.