2024-2025 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Course Catalog and Student Handbook

Registered Nursing Program, ADN

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Program Description

The ADN program at Gwinnett Technical College 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.

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

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

Georgia Board of Nursing
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217-3858

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


Length of time to complete prerequisites varies depending on applicants’ transfer credit and/or testing results. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the admissions office once pre-requisites have been completed. Prerequisites must be completed by deadline. (BIOL 2113  and BIOL 2113L , BIOL 2114  and BIOL 2114L , BIOL 2117  and BIOL 2117L , ENGL 1101 , MATH 1111 , PSYC 1101 ) minimum 3.1 GPA. 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.

FYES 1000  , ENGL 1102 , General Education Area IV and PSYC 2103  must be completed before enrolling into RNSG 2101  and RNSG 2102 .

In order to begin the clinical requirements, 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

(Choose ONE of the following)

Total Hours: 71

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