Georgia Highlands College
3175 Cedartown Hwy., SE
Rome, Georgia 30161
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
ADN Program Details
The nursing program opened in 1971 at the six-mile campus of Floyd College. The first class of 28 graduated in June, 1973. Since then, more than 1050 students have graduated from the Nursing Program. Graduates have consistently performed above the state and national average on the licensure examination for Registered Nurses and are currently practicing in a variety of health care settings.
In 1993, an additional class was admitted in the Cartersville campus in response to a community need for additional RN's in the Bartow County and surrounding areas. This program was subsequently discontinued in 1996 when the job market for RNs in the area declined.
A reorganization of the College in 1993 placed the Nursing Department under a newly created Division of Health Sciences along with the Dental Hygiene Program. The Department of Nursing was relocated to Heritage Hall in downtown Rome, Georgia in 1985. Changes in the nursing curriculum are on-going to keep pace with the current changes in health care and to insure a reality-based education for the graduates.
-Graduates will assess the physical, developmental, emotional, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and functional needs of clients and provide caring interventions to meet the identified needs.
-Graduates will demonstrate effective oral and written communication.
-Graduates will utilize therapeutic communication and caring interventions to provide client-centered nursing care.
-Graduates will demonstrate critical thinking when making clinical decisions while providing direct care to clients, implementing a comprehensive plan of care and managing care for a group of clients.
-Graduates will demonstrate therapeutic interventions when providing direct care to clients to maintain wellness as well as to care for clients with commonly recurring, predictable problems and common complicated medical-surgical and mental health (psychiatric) conditions utilizing a variety of health care delivery systems.
-Graduates will demonstrate professional behaviors by practicing accountability while practicing within the legal, ethical and regulatory framework of nursing practice as well as incorporating an awareness of current trends and issues.
-Graduates will collaborate with other members of the health care team and access community resources to act as a client advocate to facilitate achievement of optimal health.
-Graduates will function in beginning RN positions in their employment, providing health care for clients of all ages.