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Darton State College Announces First RN to BSN Graduation

July 18, 2013

The first Darton State College students to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing will graduate Thursday, July 25, 2013, at 6 p.m. in the Cavalier Arena. Seventeen students will graduate, being the first class to receive four-year degrees from Darton.

Darton State College received approval from the Board of Regents to start offering four-year degrees in May 2011. The first cohort class of the RN to BSN completion program began fall semester 2012.

The RN to BSN completion program prepares graduates with an associate degree in nursing with additional skills in management, leadership, health promotion, community health, and research. The program is three semesters and courses are taught online to accommodate working students, with some hybrid courses that require additional time spent in lab or clinical settings. Darton has received initial approval from the Georgia Board of Nursing and is currently a candidate for Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

To learn more about Darton’s BSN and the other degree programs it offers, please visit www.darton.edu/programs.

Since 1966, Darton State College has been a leader in providing quality educational opportunities and services to Southwest Georgia. During fiscal year 2012, Darton had a total economic impact of more than $135 million. Darton offers a variety of programs, including a bachelor’s degree in nursing, 82 associate degrees, 19 certificate programs, and 40+ online programs. Darton State College, a public institution, is part of the University System of Georgia and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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