Wiregrass Tech's RN Program receives accreditation

Wiregrass Tech's RN Program receives accreditation
Wiregrass RN Seniors in the lobby of Dasher Memorial Heart Center at South Georgia Medical Center. (Source: Lydia Hubert)

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Wiregrass Georgia Technical College announced Tuesday the approval of its Associates of Science in Nursing (ASN-RN) program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

The college began in 2012 when the application for the Nursing program through the Georgia Board of Nursing was made.

Recently, the program was ranked fourth in the state among colleges.

The ranking was based on the students' National Council Licensure Exam pass rates.

"The facility has worked many long hours over the last couple of years preparing the ASN program for accreditation so I congratulate them on achieving this status," said DeAnnia Clements, Dean of Allied Health at Wiregrass. "Having an accredited program benefits students and employers because it means that the program has reached or exceeded established standards in nursing curriculum. Students can be assured that they are getting a quality education and employers can be confident that the students they hire are capable and qualified."

Wiregrass nursing students have over 400 hours of clinical experience before they graduate.

Students receive training in many areas of nursing, from acute settings like South Georgia Medical Center, to long-term care setting with Pruitt Healthcare, Valdosta City Schools, Acadia Healthcare, and Behavioral Health Services of South Georgia.

Wiregrass is currently accepting admission applications for Summer semester, classes began May 14.

For more information about admissions or the College of Nursing program, click here.

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