Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)
We would like to welcome you as a potential associate degree nursing student! We appreciate your interest in the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program and wish you the best as you pursue your career goals.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The Associate Degree Nursing Program is fully approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLN-AC). (Address: 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, Georgia 30326 Phone number: 404.975.5000. Fax 404.975.5020. Website: www.nlnac.org)
Graduates of the ADN program will be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. Once the graduate passes this national exam, he or she may be licensed by the board of nursing of the state to which application has been made. When the graduate has been licensed, he or she may practice as a registered nurse (RN) in the state in which the license is granted. The state board of nursing may not issue a license to a graduate who has been convicted of a felony. (Please see specific board of nursing websites for these rules).
The class that graduated in spring of 2008 achieved a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX-RN licensing exam.
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. (See College Catalog on the Georgia Northwestern Technical College website and FAQ below).
Ose Martinez, RN, MSN, Program Director
Judy Baker, RN, MSN, Instructor
Diane Peters, RN, MSN, Instructor
Vicky Shankles, RN, MSN, Instructor
Karen Spivey, RN, MSN, Instructor
Doris Wheeler, RN, MSN, Instructor
ADN Course Sequence
- NLN-AC http://www.nlnac.org
- Georgia Board of Nursing http://sos.georgia.gov/plb/rn/
- Tennessee Board of Nursing http://health.state.tn.us/boards/nursing/
- American Nurses Association http://www.nursingworld.org/
- Sigma Theta Tau http://www.nursingsociety.org/default.aspx
- Pearson Vue http://www.pearsonvue.com/nclex/
- The Joint Commission http://www.jointcommission.org/