2021-2022 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 12, 2024  
2021-2022 Course Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate Degree Nursing Surgical Technologist Bridge Option, ADN

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Program Description

The associate degree Nursing Surgical Technologist Bridge option at Gwinnett Technical College is designed to provide nursing courses for students who have completed an Associate Degree in Surgical Technology and obtained the Certified Surgical Technologist credential through NBSTSA as a Surgical Technologist. 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.

View the Registered Nursing Surgical Bridge ADN Program Fact Sheet  for additional information.

The Gwinnett Technical College Registered Nursing associate degree program has full approval by the Georgia Board of Nursing.

Georgia Board of Nursing
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217
(478) 207-1640

The program is accredited by:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326


Length of time to complete prerequisites varies depending on applicants’ transfer credit and/or testing results. The time to complete prerequisites is not included in the total program length listed. Prerequisites must be completed by the deadline. *These include BIOL 2113  and BIOL 2113L , BIOL 2114  and BIOL 2114L , BIOL 2117  and BIOL 2117L , ENGL 1101 , MATH 1111  and PSYC 1101 . The following core courses must be completed prior to starting the nursing transition courses. FYES 1000 , ENGL 1102 , PSYC 2103 , and a humanities/fine arts elective. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on all prerequisites. Please see the competitive health application at http://www.gwinnetttech.edu/enrollment/forms-documents/ for additional information. File completion does not guarantee acceptance.

*Note that these courses must be completed prior to the application deadline in order to be considered for program admission. Additionally, BIOL 2113 , BIOL 2114 , and BIOL 2117  cannot be older than 5 years at file completion deadline.

In order to begin the program, students must complete a physical exam, tuberculosis skin test, supply proof of immunization, undergo a background check, and submit to a drug screen test.

For programs of study that have a clinical/lab component, the minimum age for admission must be at least 18 years of age.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates will find opportunities in a wide variety of settings, including, but not limited to acute care in hospitals, long term care facilities, ambulatory clinics (inpatient/outpatient), physicians’ offices, home health care, private or governmental industries, school and hospice facilities.


Essential General Education Core Courses (15 Credits)

Area I - Language Arts/Communication

Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences

Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics

Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts

Total Hours: 61

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