GGC nursing program gets green light from Board of Nursing

The Georgia Board of Nursing has approved the development of Georgia Gwinnett College’s baccalaureate program in nursing.

The Georgia Board of Nursing has approved the development of Georgia Gwinnett College’s baccalaureate program in nursing.

“This vote enables us to move forward in developing GGC’s nursing program and recruiting students,” said Diane White, dean of the School of Health Sciences. “This was a required, official step in the process of creating this degree program, which had previously been approved by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.”

The college plans to accept its first students into the program in the fall of 2014.

“There is an increased need for baccalaureate-prepared nurses and GGC is poised to meet this need," White said. "I am excited to have the opportunity to design a bachelor’s degree nursing program from the beginning, and work with the Georgia Board of Nursing and the University System of Georgia Board of Regents in providing a rigorous program coupled with student engagement and excellent outcomes. I know that the Gwinnett community is very supportive of GGC’s plans.”

The college started receiving inquiries about the program since White’s hire in late 2012. More details will be made available over coming months as White leads her team in organizing the program. Prospective students are invited to visit the GGC Web site at www.ggc.edu for updates.

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