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Healthcare Professional to RN Bridge - Sandersville

Darton State College Sandersville Class of 2013
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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 earned 16 or more credit hours of general education courses in the nursing curriculum including BIOL 2111 (Human Anatomy & Physiology 1) - achieving a GPA of 2.7 or higher.

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.

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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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COURSE SEM
HRS
COURSE NAME LECTURE
HOURS
LAB
HOURS
CONTACT
HOURS
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)

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