Welcome to Practical Nursing! The Practical Nursing program is designed to prepare students to write the NCLEX-PN for licensure as practical nurses. The program prepares graduates to give competent nursing care. This is done through a selected number of academic and occupational courses providing a variety of techniques and materials necessary to assist the student in acquiring the needed knowledge and skills to give competent care. A variety of clinical experiences are planned so that theory and practice are integrated under the guidance of the clinical instructor. Program graduates receive a Practical Nursing diploma and have the qualifications of an entry-level practical nurse.
Healthcare Program Admission
Students interested in any of the Health Sciences programs offered at our college are admitted into either the Healthcare Assistant certificate or Healthcare Science certificate. Because each of our Health Science majors can only accommodate a limited number of students, additional steps must be followed by the student to secure admission into a particular Health Care Sciences program.
Our college does not utilize wait lists for any Health Science program; instead, a competitive admissions process is used to admit students into each program. This impacts students interested in Health Information Technology, EMS, Medical Assisting, Paramedicine, Practical Nursing, Radiography, Registered Nursing, and Surgical Technology.
Students can review the additional requirements and information about their desired Health Science program by visiting our Programs of Study. They should also meet with a Health Sciences advisor during the advisement period of their first term of enrollment.
The Practical Nursing Program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College at Walker campus located in Rock Spring, Georgia is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Practical Nursing Program is Initial Accreditation.
Programs of Study
Assistant Dean of Nursing
- Kimberly Jones, MSN-Ed, RN
- Brandi Thompson, MSN, RN
- Blakely Burgess, ASN, RN
- Melinda Chapman, ASN, RN
- Greg Hughes, MSN, RN
- Julie Pledger, BSN, RN
- Lauren Vosika, BSN
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