Rewarding Nursing Career

The GGC bachelor of science in nursing is a dynamic, competitive program dedicated to preparing students for the wide variety of nursing opportunities in the health care field. New, modern facilities and partnerships with community health care organizations provide real-world clinical experiences that enhance learning.

GGC’s hallmark of faculty/student mentorship infuse the college’s nursing program with a unique level of engagement and interaction.

Access

Access to bachelor's degrees for more people, where potential trumps privilege, and tenacity and commitment matter more than one’s academic past. Honors Program? We’ve got you covered there, too.

Attentive

Attentive education that focuses on your success with faculty mentorships that linger after graduation. Standards are high, but you’ve got this with access to tutoring and professors who are engaged in your success.

Affordable

GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture and affordable tuition educate today's careers, and change the future for students at all levels, of all ages, from all walks of life.

Ready. Set. Become a Grizzly.

A Georgia Premier Program Choice

Earn your bachelor of science in nursing from one of Georgia's premier program choices created to develop health care leaders who succeed in today's dynamic health care system. The nursing program's integrated educational experience, with innovative use of technology, offers students the opportunity to work within inter-professional teams and further develop their intellectual, physical, emotional, spiritual and social dimensions.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Accreditation and Recognition

  • GGC's Bachelor of Science in Nursing is fully approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing.
  • The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Georgia Gwinnett College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
  • NSNA Stellar School Chapter Recognition, 2020-2021

Modern Facilities

  • State-of-the-art simulation laboratory equipped with wireless audio-visual technology
  • 15-bed nursing skills laboratory complete with functioning wall units, patient simulators and monitors
  • Health care setting laboratory equipment, including electronic health records and automated medication dispensing systems
  • High-tech classroom design that facilitates interactive learning
Nursing Application

Nursing Program Philosophy, Mission, Vision

Philosophy

As an integral part of Georgia Gwinnett College, the School of Health Sciences Nursing Program is also dedicated to a holistic nursing education based on a strong foundation in liberal arts, math, science and technology. The following list highlights aspects from the Nursing Program Philosophy (PDF).

Georgia Gwinnett College’s Nursing Program

  • Prepares leaders to manage care and promote positive transformations for the health of individuals, families, groups, communities, populations, systems and for nursing practices;
  • Nurtures an emphasis of caring that guides and transforms the practice of nursing toward improved health;
  • Encourages nurses who assist individuals in achieving a positive state of being that includes all dimensions of life and employs patient-centered focus of care;
  • Develops nurses who function collaboratively and autonomously within professional standards and engage in self-reflection, self-regulation and commitment to professional development;
  • Emphasizes concepts, creativity and critical thinking as tools to create new knowledge and solve problems – both intraprofessionally and interdisciplinarily; and
  • Invites faculty who view themselves as collaborators, directors of learning and role models for the evolving nurse and support students’ self-development as nursing professionals prepared for 21st century global health care needs.

Mission

The Baccalaureate Nursing Program at Georgia Gwinnett College is dedicated to preparing caring and competent nurses who lead with compassion and collaborate to provide evidenced based care to diverse individuals, families, groups, and populations. Faculty in the program inspire deeper learning through invitational and engaged educational strategies to foster holistic development.

Vision

The nursing program at Georgia Gwinnett College will be a premier leader in preparing the baccalaureate registered nurse for the 21st century. The innovative conceptual curriculum will foster an integrated learning experience using state‐of‐the‐art technology to engage the whole person in and beyond the classroom. With faculty support, and mentoring, students will develop critical thinking and problem solving skills to courageously lead and transform health care and serve people in a diverse, dynamic, global healthcare community.

Minors, Certificates, Certifications

Minors, certificates and certifications add value and enhance degrees for enrolled degree-seeking students. Learn more about available professional certificate programs for non-degree seeking students.

    African American studies minor

    Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an African American studies minor.

    Anthropology minor

    Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an anthropology minor.

    Biology minor

    Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a biology minor.

    Biomedical sciences for academic enhancers certificate

    Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a biomedical sciences for academic enhancers certificate.

    Biomedical sciences for career changers certificate

    Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a biomedical sciences for career changers certificate.

    Business administration minor

    Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a business administration minor (non-business majors).

    Business intelligence certificate

    Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a business intelligence certificate.

    Chemistry minor

    Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a chemistry minor.

    Creative writing minor

    Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a creative writing minor.

    Criminal justice / criminology minor

    Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a criminal justice / criminology minor.

    Cybersecurity certificate

    Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a cybersecurity certificate.

    English minor

    Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an English minor.

    Film minor

    Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a film minor.

    Gender studies minor

    Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a gender studies minor.

    Geography minor

    Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a geography minor.

    Gerontology certificate

    Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a gerontology certificate.

    Global studies certification

    Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a global studies certification.

    History minor

    Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a history minor.

    Information technology minor

    Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an information technology minor.

    Integrative arts minor

    Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a integrative arts minor.

    Latin American studies certificate

    Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a Latin American studies certificate.

    Mathematics minor

    Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a mathematics minor.

    Musical studies minor

    Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a musical studies minor.

    Paralegal certification

    Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a paralegal certification.

    Physics minor

    Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a physics minor.

    Political science minor

    Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a political science minor.

    Professional studies minor

    Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a professional studies minor.

    Religious studies minor

    Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a religious studies minor.

    Sociology minor

    Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a sociology minor.

    Spanish for professionals certificate

    Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a Spanish for professionals certificate.

    Spanish minor

    Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a Spanish minor.

    TESOL certification

    Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a TESOL certification.

    Articulation Agreements

      Business Administration: 2+2 Agreement with Gwinnett Technical College

      Any students who successfully complete all requirements for the Associate of Science (AS) in General Business degree program at Gwinnett Technical College (GTC), and who is otherwise eligible for admission will, upon application, be accepted at Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) and may transfer the credits from the AS in General Business to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program at GGC’s School of Business. Note: only the AS in General Business degree program at GTC is acceptable for this articulation program. No other degree program, diploma or certificate from GTC, be it business or another discipline, is covered.

      GGC School of Business contact: SBAAdvising@ggc.edu

      Information Technology: 4+1 Agreement with Kennesaw State University

      Students graduating with a Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree will be automatically admitted to the Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program at Kennesaw State University (KSU) if they meet the following criteria:

      Satisfies KSU Graduate College Admission Requirements

      • Provides resume / vita
      • Provides statement of purpose
      • Provides two letters of recommendation
      • Has overall GPA of 2.75 or higher from GGC

      GGC School of Business contact: Dr. Melinda Cline, professor of management information systems, mcline@ggc.edu

      KSU Contact: Dr. Lei Li, MSIT coordinator and professor of information technology, lli13@kennesaw.edu

      Supply Chain: 4+1 Agreement with Clayton State University

      Students graduating with a Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree will be automatically admitted to the Master of Science in Supply Chain Analytics program at Clayton State University (CSU) if they meet the following criteria:

      Satisfies CSU Graduate College Admission Requirements

      • Provides resume / vita 
      • Provides statement of purpose
      • Provides two letters of recommendation
      • Has an overall GGC GPA of 2.75 or higher

      GGC School of Business contact: Dr. Sanjaya Mayadunne, associate professor of decision sciences and management information systems, smaydunne@ggc.edu

      CSU Contact: Dr. Kimberly Johnson, associate professor of management, kimberlyjohnson@clayton.edu

      Get Involved

      Challenge. Question. Collaborate. Contribute.

      Unique to GGC’s focus on student engagement, faculty invite students at all levels – including freshmen – to collaborate on research projects, conference presentations, even co-authoring articles published in academic journals.

      Student Involvement

      GGC's Honors Program

      Honor Societies

      Live on Campus

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      Student Planning Tools

        Academic Maps

        Chart your four-year schedule of courses.

        ACADEMIC MAPS

        Mentoring Milestones

        Engage in your college experience.

        MENTORING MILESTONES

        Program Plans

        Track program requirements and progress.

        PROGRAM PLANS