January 5th - May 1st
Students are admitted into the Cordele track every fall. Classes are held at the Darton Cordele Campus. Clinicals are held at Magnolia Manor, Phoebe Sumter, and Crisp Regional, along with other facilities within the area as needed. The first 3 semesters of nursing courses are taken in Cordele. Students are required to travel to Albany for the last two semesters.
All students in the Darton State College nursing program must have health insurance. Students who do not have health insurance must purchase a USG student health insurance policy (SHIP). Fees for the USG SHIP will be added to student tuition each semester. Students who are already covered by an insurance policy (i.e., through parent plans, family plans, or employer-sponsored plans) can easily opt out of the plan by applying for a waiver though a secure online process. Once the information has been verified and approved, a waiver will be processed and posted to the student’s Darton State College student account. The waiver is only available for a specific time frame; therefore, students must apply in a timely fashion or they will be billed for the USG SHIP. Waivers are valid for 12 months; students must reapply each year to avoid being charged for the USG SHIP. Students who fail to submit credible health insurance and opt out online will automatically be enrolled in and billed for the system-wide student health insurance plan. This charge will post to the Darton State College student account. Professional liability insurance is also required and is included in student fees.
At Phoebe Sumter