Associate Degree in Nursing Bridge
The Associate Degree in Nursing Bridge (ADN Bridge) curriculum is designed to produce highly-trained, technically advanced, competent, and caring individuals who are prepared to practice professional nursing in a variety of health care settings. The nurse is viewed as a caring, holistic person who possesses critical thinking/ problem-solving skills, integrity, accountability, a theoretical knowledge base, refined psychomotor skills, and a commitment to life-long learning. Graduates are eligible to apply and take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
A full-time student can complete this program in 6 semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 60 semester credit hours.
The Associate Degree in Nursing Bridge program is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing.
Effective July 15, 2020, this ADN Bridge program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on July, 2022.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
Offered at the Following Campuses/Delivery Mode
- North Campus (Sandersville)
Median Annual Wage: $67,490
Tuition & Fees: $7,986.00
Books & Supplies: $1,650.00
Uniform & Supplies: $300.00
Malpractice Insurance: $11.00
Drug Screen: $42.00
Criminal Background Check: $49.50
ATI Fees: $1,800.00
Navicent Clinical Fee: $169.50
HCA Clinical Fee: $59.50
Science Lab Fee: $75.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)
The Associate Degree in Nursing Bridge program provides the graduate with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to practice competently and safely as a beginning Registered Nurse (RN) in a variety of healthcare settings. The program graduate will receive an Associate of Science Nursing degree. A program graduate who meets exit requirements will be eligible to apply to the Georgia Board of Nursing to write the national licensure examination (NCLEX) to become registered.
- Submit a completed application and application fee;
- Be at least 18 years of age;
- Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
- OFTC may accept a student’s official entrance score on the following validated assessment instruments if the scores meet the required minimums: COMPASS/ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT, PACT, Accuplacer/Accuplacer Next Generation/Companion, HOPE GPA after completion of 10th grade of 2.6 or higher or GED.
Additional admission requirements:
1. Unrestricted license to practice in Georgia as an LPN or paramedic.
2. Work Experience Form completed showing at least one year of current experience infield.
3. Current CPR Certification Documentation due first day of class.
4. TEAS Requirement – Minimum 65.
5. GPA Requirement – Minimum 3.0.
Competitive Admission Requirements
Students must complete an application to compete for their name to be placed on the list of potential program students.
Click HERE to view the Program Outcomes for the Associate Degree in Nursing Bridge Program.