The Associate Degree Nursing training program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College teaches the learner to implement the behaviors, knowledge, and competencies needed for a self-directed, critical thinking, beginning nurse generalist. Upon successful completion of the training program, the graduate will have the capacity to function as a manager of care, provider of care and member of the discipline of nursing. The training program has obtained authorization from the Georgia Board of Nursing and also accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
Graduates of the ADN training program will be qualified to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. Once the graduate passes this national exam, the graduate might be certified by the board of nursing of the state to which application has been made. When the graduate has been certified, the graduate may practice as a registered nurse (RN) in the state in which the license is awarded. The state board of nursing may not issue a license to a graduate who has been convicted of a felony.
About the school
Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is an associate of Georgia’s system of technical colleges that function under the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). It is an establishment of higher learning which offers, skills training, occupational education and workforce development to assist the educational, economic and community development of nine counties (Catoosa, Chattanooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield) across northwestern Georgia, USA. Its 5 campuses in Polk County Campus, Whitfield-Murray Campus, Gordon County Campus, Walker County Campus and Floyd County Campus were formerly part of Coosa Valley Technical College, started in 1962. It was named after the Coosa River, which flows through Rome, where its primary campus is situated. Northwestern Technical College is now the Walker County campus, located in Rock Spring in extreme northwest Georgia, USA. This happened after a 2009 merger which also affected some other TCSG schools.
Total program cost is USD $14,500
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
Selection for entrance into the nursing program is highly competitive. A point system is used based on grades, entrance exam scores, state of residence, and number of core courses completed. Students must have a calculated GPA of 3.0 on the core courses attempted and a score of 75% or higher on each required component of the HESI Admission Assessment Exam.
- Minimum of 16 years of age
- High school diploma or GED, or approved high school equivalency assessment is required
- Applicants must achieve minimum scores in reading, writing, and numerical skills on the placement test.
- Submit SAT, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, or ACCUPLACER scores, or transfer college credit from an accredited college or postsecondary institution.
- Submit an application for admission and pay a $25 application fee to Georgia Northwestern Technical College. For transfer students it is non-refundable.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Address: 265 Bicentennial Trail, Rock Spring, GA 30739