According to the NursingProcess.org site the Associate of Science in Nursing (RN) program at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College has been named the number one program in the state of Georgia. The college is ranked among other technical colleges and four-year colleges and universities. The ranking was based on the students' National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) pass rates. According to the Nursing Process.org site "Mainly, we have captured four broad areas, such as academic quality, NCLEX-RN exam performance, affordability, and the overall reputation of a school." The rankings and methodology can be found on this link https://www.nursingprocess.org/nursing-schools/georgia/#best-registered-nursing-programs.
Dr. Darlene Ridley, RN, MSN, CNE is the college's Director of Nursing and has taught since the program began in January of 2014 at Wiregrass Tech. "Wiregrass students are prepared for the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) throughout the duration of the nursing program. Our goal is to not only prepare students to achieve success on the NCLEX, but perform as a competent and safe professional registered nurse. In order to achieve success, students are required to demonstrate competency in drug calculation, clinical skills, and on the HESI final exam each semester," shared Dr. Ridley.
Wiregrass President Dr. Tina K. Anderson shared, "The RN program is one of the fastest growing programs at Wiregrass and with the addition of the LPN to RN Bridge program, that began this semester, I expect it to continue to grow. I am very proud of our students and our hardworking and dedicated Instructors for this recognition."
The RN program is one of the competitive admissions programs at the college and welcomes new students each Spring Semester into the program. The next application deadline for the ASN program is August 1, 2021 for Spring Semester 2022 start date. Students can apply for the program after completing required courses and the HESI. The LPN to RN Bridge program will be accepting new students for Fall 2021. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2021. Wiregrass will be accepting new students for Spring Semester during Free Application Week November 2-6. Classes for Spring Semester will begin January 11, 2021. The college is able to accept out of state students at in-state tuition and the SAT/ACT/Accuplacer testing has been waived for admissions. Visit www.wiregrass.edu to learn more about the programs Wiregrass offers.