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Gwinnett Tech bridge requirements

  1. 0 Hi,
    I'm looking for some information on the LPN to RN bridge program at Gwinnett Tech.
    Do they require a certain number of hours worked as an LPN? Or just an active LPN license?
    I became an LPN in 2011 but have stayed home the past couple of years with my children.
    What do they require for the bridge program?

    Thanks!
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  3. Visit  Atl-Murse profile page
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    Have you checked with the school ? Go to the website
  4. Visit  Sazdorn profile page
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    There's nothing on the website and I've contacted the school a couple of times and haven't heard back.
  5. Visit  Cardiacluv profile page
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    Quote from Sazdorn
    Hi,
    I'm looking for some information on the LPN to RN bridge program at Gwinnett Tech.
    Do they require a certain number of hours worked as an LPN? Or just an active LPN license?
    I became an LPN in 2011 but have stayed home the past couple of years with my children.
    What do they require for the bridge program?

    Thanks!
    Thanks for asking this question, I am considering Gwinnett Tech myself, and wanted to know the same thing, because the website does not specify.
  6. Visit  Sazdorn profile page
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    I heard back from the school this morning. They said the following :

    Students applying for our Nursing Bridge program must have an active LPN or Paramedic License. Also, all prerequisites and Kaplan must be completed on or before March 15th of the year they want to apply.

    They attached an application and there's no talk of needing any number of hours worked
  7. Visit  Cardiacluv profile page
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    Quote from Sazdorn
    I heard back from the school this morning. They said the following :

    Students applying for our Nursing Bridge program must have an active LPN or Paramedic License. Also, all prerequisites and Kaplan must be completed on or before March 15th of the year they want to apply.

    They attached an application and there's no talk of needing any number of hours worked
    Ok, so I guess, whats on the website is it! Good to know, I have a few friends who have not started working as a LPN yet, so I was curious.

    Thanks for posting their response
  8. Visit  karenlys profile page
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    One thing that I leaned from dealing with Geinnett tech is you get more answers in person then over the phone.
  9. Visit  Cardiacluv profile page
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    Quote from karenlys
    One thing that I leaned from dealing with Geinnett tech is you get more answers in person then over the phone.
    I agree
  10. Visit  kat29 profile page
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    I know this post is getting old but I haven't been on in awhile. I may be able to help you. I am one of the nursing instructors at GTC. We would LOVE for you to apply to the Bridge program. Yes, you have to be licensed as an LPN or Paramedic. No, you don't have to be practicing or have a certain amount of experience but you do have several prerequisites to take. You may apply before your prerequisites are done but you must have them completed before the start of the program in May. So if you are in progress of completing your last prerequisite class when you apply to the program in the spring, we will still consider you.

    Here is some info about the prereqs and the courses you would take. Feel free to PM me if you'd like more info.

    Associate Degree Nursing Paramedic Bridge Option (ADN)

    AD33

    Program Description
    The associate degree nursing paramedic bridge option at Gwinnett Technical College is designed to provide nursing courses for students who have completed their education and obtained licensure as a paramedic. At successful completion of the program of study, the nursing student is awarded an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). Graduates are then eligible to apply and take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Upon successful completion of the NCLEX-RN and licensure by the Georgia Board of Nursing, graduates are employed as registered nurses in a variety of settings. (Program Length: 3 Semesters plus required core prerequisites)
    The Gwinnett Technical College registered nursing associate degree program has full approval by the Georgia Board of Nursing.
    Georgia Board of Nursing
    237 Coliseum Drive
    Macon, GA 31217
    478-207-1640
    The program is accredited by:
    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
    3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
    Atlanta, GA 30326
    www.acenursing.org
    Prerequisites
    Length of time to complete prerequisites varies depending on applicants’ transfer credit and/or testing results. The time to complete prerequisites is not included in the total program length listed. File completion does not guarantee acceptance. In order to begin the program, students must complete a physical exam, tuberculosis skin test, supply proof of immunization, undergo a background check, and submit to a drug screen test. Prerequisites must be completed by the deadline. These include BIOL 2113 and BIOL 2113L, BIOL 2114 and BIOL 2114L, BIOL 2117 and BIOL 2117L, ENGL 1101, FYES 1000, MATH 1111 or MATH 1101, and PSYC 1101. The following core courses must be completed prior to starting the nursing transition courses. ENGL 1102, PSYC 2103, and a humanities/fine arts elective. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on all prerequisites. Please see the competitive health application at www.gwinnetttech.edu/forms for additional information.
    *Note that these courses must be completed prior to the application deadline in order to be considered for program admission. Additionally, BIOL 2113, BIOL 2114, and BIOL 2117 cannot be older than 5 years at file completion deadline.
    Employment Opportunities
    Graduates will find opportunities in a wide variety of settings, including, but not limited to acute care in hospitals, long term care facilities, ambulatory clinics (inpatient/outpatient), physicians’ offices, home health care, private or governmental industries, school and hospice facilities.

    COURSE TITLE NUMBER CREDITS
    Essential General Education Core Courses
    15
    Area I – Language Arts/Communication
    Composition and Rhetoric ENGL 1101
    3
    Literature and Composition ENGL 1102
    3
    Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences
    Introductory Psychology PSYC 1101
    3
    Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics
    (Successful completion of MATH 1111 or MATH 1101 is required)
    College Algebra MATH 1111
    3
    Math Modeling MATH 1101
    3
    Area IV – Humanities/Fine Arts (Choose ONE of the following)
    Art Appreciation ARTS 1101
    3
    American Literature ENGL 2130
    3
    Introduction to Humanities HUMN1101
    3
    Music Appreciation MUSC 1101
    3
    Essential Technical Courses
    46
    First Year Experience FYES 1000
    2
    Anatomy and Physiology I* BIOL 2113/L
    3/1
    Anatomy and Physiology II* BIOL 2114/L
    3/1
    Introductory Microbiology* BIOL 2117/L
    3/1
    Human Development PSYC 2103
    3
    Pharmacological Concepts and Drug Calculation RNSG 1102
    2
    Bridge to Professional Nursing Practice RNSG 1500
    5
    Bridge to Professional Nursing for Paramedics RNSG 1520
    5
    Concepts of Maternal Nursing RNSG 2101
    4
    Concepts Pediatric Nursing RNSG 2102
    4
    Concepts of Adult Health III RNSG 2103
    10
    Transition into the Profession of Nursing RNSG 2105
    2
    Total Hours
    61
    **Suggested First Semester classes: FYES 1000, ENGL 1101, PSYC 1101, and BIOL 2113/L
    Last edit by kat29 on Oct 14, '16 : Reason: duplicate cut/paste
  11. Visit  babiedawleyez profile page
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    Hi kat29. I plan to apply to the bridge program in March 2017. I am taking A&P II & Micro next semester.
    Could you tell me about the typical class days. How many days a week? For the summer classes, how many will we have? I am moving there from another country so I need all the info I can get. Thank you!
  12. Visit  Sazdorn profile page
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    Thank you so much for your response and information! It was really helpful. I do have questions about the schedule once accepted to the program. I haven't utilized allnurses much and so wasn't sure how to pm. I did however, send a friend request. If you could pm me that would be great! I would love to apply for the bridge program, and my sister is interested in the RN program also. I have 3 pre requisites left to take, but I also have two small children at home, which is why I'd love to know what the schedule looks like once in the program!

    Thanks
  13. Visit  Gruntlife profile page
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    I'm new to this site and I'm trying to do the 15 topics so I can send a pm. Is there anyway you could pm me with some contact info? I would like to get some info about applying for the upcoming semester for the paramedic to nursing bridge. Hope to hear from you soon.

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