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Nursing RN to BSN Completion Program

RN to BSN Admission for Spring 2015
Applications being accepted July 15th October 15th
Full-time & Part-time options now available

The RN to BSN Completion program in nursing at Darton State College has obtained initial approval by the Georgia Board of Nursing. This ongoing approval process will continue until full Georgia Board of nursing approval is obtained. The Associate degree nursing program is currently accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). Information regarding nursing programs may be obtained by contacting the ACEN at Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 Phone (404) 975-5000 FAX (404) 975-5020. Darton College is currently seeking accreditation candidacy by the NLNAC for the RN to BSN Completion program.

The RN to BSN Completion program is a three semester online/hybrid program planned to expand on the Associate degree curriculum preparing the BSN graduate for roles across the life continuum to include leadership, health promotion, disease prevention, community health, and research. Student attendance will be required for testing and clinical requirements. Graduates of the RN to BSN Completion program will have already successfully completed the NCLEX and obtained state licensure within the first semester of BSN coursework.

In addition to the application forms submitted for admission to the College in general, students applying for the first time and those returning to nursing courses after a break in nursing enrollment are required to submit a separate application for admission to the RN to BSN Completion program. Application forms should be completed and returned to the Nursing Office. To comply with the requirements of cooperating clinical facilities, the Nursing Division requires students to submit a completed health form, to complete a criminal background check, and a drug screen. These requirements and forms will be completed and submitted prior to enrollment in first semester.

The RN to BSN Completion program has limited enrollment and students are selected on the basis of the following: GPA of 3.0 or higher, completion of required nursing related coursework (with priority given to those with completed core classes), completion of Area D Science requirements, completion of requirements for Georgia articulation plan for associate or diploma level nursing course work, proof of state licensure prior to beginning second semester of RN to BSN course work, and possible interview with RN to BSN Coordinator.

Students who wish to be considered for admission to the RN to BSN Completion program must submit an application to the Nursing Office prior to the desired date of admission and date of deadline. Consideration for initial admission or re-admission to the program will be given after it has been determined that all admission requirements have been fulfilled. Readmissions are based on available space.

*GBON Approved, ACEN Accredited

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