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Nursing combines an interest in science and medicine with the chance to help people every day. It is a profession that balancesscientific knowledge and human compassion.
Why Study Nursing: Nurses play a critical role in patient care, and work in a variety of health-care settings.
Enrollment in the GPC Nursing program is limited, due to the need for hands-on clinical practice sites and close faculty supervision. Prior to enrollment in this program, applicants must:
Apply and be admitted to Georgia Perimeter College
Complete at least one biology course and lab from GPC’s Nursing General Education courses.
Earn specific GPA and entrance exam scores
“I got all the support I needed and then some. Sometimes the instructors cheered for me louder than I cheered for myself. They challenged me, guided me, and helped me to be a better student, and ultimately a better nurse.”
Lesonja Usher, GPC Alumna, 2008
Check out what’s coming in January 2011!
GPC’s LPN to RN Bridge Program
What Makes a Good Nurse?
An interest in science and medicine
Desire to help people
Strong sense of compassion
Critical thinking skills
Ability to keep cool under pressure.
The work force needs nurses in a variety of sites:
Home health care settings
Outpatient care facilities
Medical equipment and suppliers
Check out the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for additional salary and job information.
Why Start at GPC?
GPC nursing grads have an excellent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination. They are highly sought by metro Atlanta hospitals. GPC nurses can transfer credits after graduation toward a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college for even more career opportunities.