North Georgia College & State University
82 College Circle
Dahlonega, Georgia 30597
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner - Master's degree
RN to BSN Programs
ADN Program Details
The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree is a two-year program that prepares students to be registered nurses (RNs). North Georgia College & State University’s ASN program is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and is fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
The ASN program opens enrollment for new students in the fall semester of each year. North Georgia offers ASN classes in three convenient locations – the university’s main campus in Dahlonega, the University Center at Gainesville State College, and the campus of Lanier Technical College in Forsyth County.
Classes meet during the day only and meet at all sites at the same time. The classes interact with each other and share lectures via live videoconferences, and professors are located at each site to provide additional instruction and answer questions.
The ASN curriculum emphasizes high motivation and self-direction, with the assistance of a faculty that cares about students and individual learning. After successful completion of the required courses, students may sit for Nursing Boards to be a Registered Nurse (RN). The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is available for those who are Registered Nurses.
ASN students may take core curriculum courses prior to or during the nursing sequence. Core courses may be taken at North Georgia or credits may be transferred from other academic institutions.
RN to BSN Program Details
BSN students seeking an Army commission must meet the requirements of the military science courses of the Army’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program and complete the ROTC basic course, advanced course and advanced camp.Students should refer to the Department of Military Science for courses and requirements.
North Georgia’s BSN program, approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, is designed to coordinate upper division general academic and nursing courses. A variety of clinical experiences are available in primary, secondary and tertiary health care settings.
The degree requires 57 semester hours beyond the associate's degree, and classes are sequenced so that students can complete the nursing courses in three or four semesters, depending upon previous course credits, student preference, and availability of faculty. All nursing courses are available on-line. Students must have basic computer skills before enrolling in these courses.
MSN Program Details
Welcome to the home page of the Master of Science Rural Primary Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program. The FNP major is a 46 hour program of study that prepares experienced registered nurses to sit for national certification as a family nurse practitioner and to qualify for advanced practice authorization in the State of Georgia. This National League for Nursing Accrediting Commision (NLNAC) program builds on the foundation of professional nursing practice to prepare nurse practitioners to function in collaborative practice roles in primary care settings.
The curriculum is designed so that a student may progress full time through two years of study, or at an individualized part time pace to complete the program. All classes are scheduled one day per week. During the clinical nursing sequence, students complete a minimum of 780 clinical contact hours with primary care preceptors. Preceptors include nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, physicians and physician's assistants in various family care settings.