Associate Degree Program Costs and Fees
All applicants must pay the application fee for nursing and the pre-admission test fee.
Professional liability insurance is required prior to clinical assignment.
The student must assume responsibility for his/her own health in the event of illness, accident, or exposure to communicable disease.
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. Professional liability insurance is also required and will be included in student fees.
All nursing students are required to meet the requirements of the facilities utilized for clinical experience which may include laboratory screenings, immunizations, and background checks. All students are required to have a repeat tuberculin skin test at the end of the first year and liability insurance may need to be renewed prior to the last semester. Health and other forms will be provided as needed.
All students will be expected to pay a testing / resource fee each semester.
All nursing students are required purchase a uniform, white hose or socks, shoes, bandages scissors, and a watch with a sweep second hand.