Darton State College Catalog 2013 - 2014 - page 254

NURSING (0353)
The Associate Degree Program in Nursing at Darton State College is approved by the
Georgia Board of Nursing. The Nursing Program is also accredited by the Accreditation
Commission for Educatin in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). Information regarding nursing programs
may be obtained by contacting the ACEN at Accreditation Commission for Educatin in
Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 Phone
(404) 975-5000 FAX (404)-975-5020.
It is a five semester program planned to prepare the graduate to function as a nurse in
first-level staff positions in hospitals and comparable agencies. After successful completion
of the Associate of Science in Nursing degree, graduates will be academically eligible to
write the state licensing examination to practice as a registered nurse. The state Board of
Nursing has the right to refuse to grant a registered nurse license to any individual who has
been convicted of moral and/or legal violations specified in Georgia law.
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
Associate Degree Nursing Program. Application forms are available at
and 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 drug screen. These forms will be provided upon enrollment in NURS 1101.
The Associate Degree Nursing Program has limited enrollment, and students are
selected on the basis of college course grades, completion of required nursing related
coursework, pre-admission test score, and other qualifications related to academic and
professional potential.
Students who wish to be considered for admission to the nursing program must submit a
nursing program application to the Nursing Office prior to the desired date of admission.
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.
Applicants accepted for a designated beginning nursing class who do not enroll in that
class must re-submit an application to the Nursing Office to be considered for a subsequent
class. Accepted applicants who fail to maintain admission standards will be dropped before
beginning the nursing program.
Additional Admissions Requirements
1. Applicants must have completed required Learning Support courses.
2. Applicants must complete the pre-admission test. Pre-admission cut-off scores for
admission vary each semester of testing based on candidates who test.
3. Applicants must have a minimum overall college GPA of 2.7 with a minimum of 3-5 of
the core classes. The 3-5 core classes may include Human Anatomy and
Physiology I and II, English 1101. Priority will be given to candidates who have
completed BIOL 2111K and BIOL 2112K.
a. Only core courses required for the associate degree nursing program will be
used to calculate the grade point average. Grades achieved in
each attempt
will be
used in the calculation of this grade point average.
b. Grade of “D”, “F”, and /or “WF” in core courses applicable to the nursing program
older than ten years may not be calculated in the admission GPA.
4. When faculty/student ratio limits the acceptance of all qualified students, preference
may be given to students with the highest GPA and nursing pre-admission test
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