Associate Degree in Nursing Bridge

Program Overview

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.

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
(404) 975-5000
https://www.acenursing.org/candidacy/

Offered at the Following Campuses/Delivery Mode

  • North Campus (Sandersville)

Salary Potential

Median Annual Wage:  $67,490

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $7,986.00
Books & Supplies:  $1,650.00
Uniform & Supplies:  $300.00
Liability Insurance (per year):  $11.00

Additional Fees:

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.) 

Employment Opportunities

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.

Admission Requirements

  • 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. LPN unrestricted licensure or paramedic unrestricted licensure.
2. Work Experience Form completed showing at least one year 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.

Access links and forms for Competitive Admissions Programs.

Curriculum

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Course Overview

  • AREA I - Language/Arts Communication
  • ENGL1101Composition and Rhetoric3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • ENGL1102Literature and Composition3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AREA II - Social/Behavioral Sciences
  • PSYC1101Introductory Psychology3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AREA III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics
  • Choose one of the following:
  • MATH1103Quantitative Skills and Reasoning3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MATH1111College Algebra3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AREA IV - Humanities/Fine Arts
  • Choose one of the following:
  • ENGL2110World Literature3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • ENGL2130American Literature3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • Program-Specific General Education Core Requirements
  • To meet the minimum required 18 semester credit hours in General Core Courses, students must take an additional 3 semester credit hours.
  • HIST2111U.S. History I3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • HIST2112U.S. History II3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • POLS1101American Government3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • SOCI1101Introduction to Sociology3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • NON-GENERAL EDUCATION DEGREE COURSES
  • BIOL2113Anatomy and Physiology I3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • BIOL2113LAnatomy and Physiology Lab I1 credit hours45 contact hours
  • BIOL2114Anatomy and Physiology II3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • BIOL2114LAnatomy and Physiology Lab II1 credit hours45 contact hours
  • BIOL2117Introductory Microbiology3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • BIOL2117LIntroductory Microbiology Lab1 credit hours45 contact hours
  • OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
  • RNSG1170Foundations of Nursing4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • RNSG2070Maternal Child Nursing8 credit hours210 contact hours
  • RNSG2170Adult Health Bridge8 credit hours210 contact hours
  • RNSG2280Leadership Transition2 credit hours30 contact hours
  • RNSG2330Adult Health Bridge II8 credit hours240 contact hours