Athens Technical College
800 US Hwy 29 North
Athens, Georgia 30601
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
ADN Program Details
The graduating class of Nursing (ADN) students at Athens Technical College achieved a first-time pass rate of 100 percent on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), a licensure examination designed to measure the competencies needed to perform safely and effectively as a newly licensed, entry-level registered nurse.
Athens Technical College was the first technical college in Georgia to receive approval from the Georgia Board of Nursing to develop an associate degree program designed to prepare students for licensure as registered nurses. The first class of students entered this program in 1991.
LPN Program Details
Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) help care for sick, injured, and disabled people. They administer medications; monitor equipment; change dressings; prepare food trays; feed, bathe, massage, and dress patients; maintain patients’ charts; and take vital signs and pulse rates. Private-duty LPNs care for a single patient in the home or hospital.
The Practical Nursing program prepares students to give competent nursing care and to take the state board examination for licensure as practical nurses. The program accomplishes this preparation through a selected number of academic and occupational courses providing a variety of techniques and materials necessary to assist students in acquiring the needed knowledge and skills to give competent
care. Program faculty plan extensive supervised clinical experiences at area hospitals and extended care facilities to integrate theory and practice under the guidance of clinical instructors. The Practical Nursing program is offered only on the Elbert County Campus.