Southwest Georgia Technical College
15689 U.S. Highway 19 North
Thomasville, Georgia 31792
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
ADN Program Details
Program Description: The Associate Degree Nursing program supports Southwest Georgia Technical College’s commitment to serve the citizens of Grady, Mitchell, and Thomas counties, the state of Georgia, and the southeast region. The ADN nursing program accepts the challenge to respond to societal health care needs by offering two options leading to the associate degree in nursing: the Generic Option and an LPN-ADN Bridge Option.The ADN program is designed to prepare students as entry-level practitioners to provide safe, effective nursing care and promote healthy transitions for culturally diverse clients in a variety of settings. This program develops critical thinking, integrates accumulated knowledge from nursing, the sciences and humanities, and emphasizes the values of caring, accountability, responsibility and professional ethics. The ADN program has been granted approval by the Georgia Board of Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
Length of Program: Generic Option: 2 quarter of prerequisite courses, 6 quarters of general education and nursing courses.
Age: 18 years of age or older
Additional Requirements: All students, both Generic and Bridge option, will be required to take and achieve minimum required scores on standardized and program-generated achievement tests. Physical Exam, dental exam, Immunization record, drug toxicology screening tests, and Criminal Background Check are required upon start of the program. The student must also hold a current American Heart Association BLS Healthcare provider CPR card upon entry into and throughout the program.
LPN Program Details
Southwest Georgia Technical College offers Practical Nursing programs at the main campus in Thomasville and at SWGTC of Grady County in Cairo. All programs are approved by the Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nurses.Program Description: Practical Nursing is a six (6) quarter diploma program that trains students to care for sub acute, convalescent, and chronic patients under the direction of a physician or professional nurse. Basic theory is coordinated with clinical practice under the direction of Southwest Georgia Technical College’s instructors and nursing staffs of cooperating hospitals and agencies. Students will give direct patient care and perform certain tasks, including assessment, administration of treatments and medications, maintenance of health and prevention of illness under the direction of a registered nurse or physician.
Length of Program: 2 quarters prerequisites, 4 quarters occupational courses
Program Admission: Fall (Main Campus); Spring (SWGTC of Grady County). All materials to be considered for main campus admission must be completed by the end of Spring quarter. All materials to be considered for Grady Campus admission must be completed by the end of Fall quarter.
Age: 17 years of age or older. (Proof of age required)
Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.