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Healthcare Professional to RN Bridge - Albany

Applications Accepted:
January 5th - July 1st

Darton Healthcare Bridge - Albany 2010

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The Healthcare Professional to RN Bridge program is an accelerated Associate Degree Nursing program for paramedics and LPNs. Applicants must:

  1. Be eligible for admission to Darton State College and the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
  2. Hold a valid Paramedic certification or LPN license with a minimum of one year of experience.
  3. Have completed all nursing core classes - achieving a GPA of 2.8 or higher.
  4. Students must have a grade of C or better in all nursing core courses.
  5. Earn a TEAS score of 65 or greater.

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. 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.

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This accelerated program begins B-Term (Oct) of Fall semester each year and meets one day a week to incorporate classroom lecture, online activities, and clinical rotations.

60 Semester Hours Total
29 Semester Hours Nursing Education Coursework



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NURS 1105 1 Pharmacology 1 0 1
NURS 1301 3 Fundamentals of Nursing 2 3 5
NURS 1311 8 Adult Health I / II 5 9 14
NURS 2311 6 Maternal Child Nursing 4 6 10
NURS 2313 2 Psychiatric Nursing (Hybrid) 1 3 4
NURS 2115 8 Adult Health III 4 12 16
NURS 2117 1 Leadership (Hybrid) 1 0 1
TOTALS 29   18 33 51

1BIOL 2111 (Human Anatomy & Physiology I) is a pre-requisite for NURS 1301 (Fundamentals of Nursing)
2BIOL 2112 (Human Anatomy & Physiology II) is a pre-requisite for NURS 1311 (Adult Health I / II)

The Nursing department is responsible for the information on this page.
For questions regarding content, or for further information, please contact Email: Bonnie Hardegree or Email: Sherry Koster
Department Chair: Larecia Gilll, MSN, RN.

Last Update: October 6, 2016 4:17 PM

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