LPN/ Paramedic Bridge Program - Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN)

APPLICATION AND ADMISSION

LPN/PARAMEDIC BRIDGE PROGRAM - ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (ASN)

To be eligible for admission to the LPN/Paramedic to ASN Bridge Program, applicants must meet the same general admission criteria required for the regular 2-year ASN. In addition, LPNs and paramedics are required to have ONE YEAR of clinical practice experience as a licensed LPN and/or Paramedic.

The Gordon State College LPN/Paramedic Bridge program is a hybrid program that begins in January of each year and runs three concurrent semesters (Spring, Summer, and Fall). The program is designed to promote work-life balance with face-to-face classes meeting one day a week on campus, every other week. Clinical hours will be completed the week students are not on campus.

Applications for the Spring 2025 LPN/Paramedic-RN Cohort will be available online beginning June 3, 2024- June 28, 2024.

ADVISEMENT WORKSHEET

RECOMMENDATION FORM

PROGRAM CURRICULUM MAP

WORK VERIFICATION FORM (LPN)

The official means of communication is Gordon Sate College e-mail. Please check your GSC e-mail frequently for correspondence with the nursing department about your nursing application.

TIMELINE OF PROCESS

* Application Due 06/28/2024

* ATI TEAS dates sent to students via GSC email by 7/10/2024

* ATI TEAS exams will be completed by 7/24/2024

* Decision emails will be sent to students via GSC email by 08/07/2024

The admissions process is tedious and lengthy. Please do not call or email the Nursing office inquiring about your application. Applicants will be notified by their GORDON email. If you have any questions regarding advisement, please contact your academic adviser.

GENERAL LPN/Paramedic-RN BRIDGE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Conditional/unconditional acceptance to Gordon State College.
  2. Be in good standing at Gordon State College and/or at other institutions attended.
  3. Minimum overall 2.5 GPA
    1. A grade of C or better in all other required core courses.
    2. Students who have a D in one previous nursing course may apply to the program; however, that grade will be added into the calculation of the overall GPA
    3. Area F Sciences (A&P I, A&P II, and Microbiology) must be LESS than 5 years old. NO EXCEPTIONS. (Spring 2025 cohort sciences must be Spring 2020 to current.)
  4. Successfully complete the TEAS (Refer to Admission Test Requirements)
  5. Exemption from or completion of all Learning Support Classes, College Preparatory Courses, and institutional requirements.
  6. Must completed ALL Core Curriculum prior to beginning to the LPN/Paramedic-RN Bridge program.
  7. Submission of ONE recommendation form completed by a professor, instructor, and/or employer.
  8. Not failed two (2) or more nursing courses in any nursing program with a grade of "D" including an LPN or Paramedic program.
  9. Not failed any nursing course with a grade of "F" in any nursing program, including an LPN or Paramedic program.
  10. Able to meet Technical Standards.
  11. In addition to the admission requirements listed, you must have a minimum of one-year work experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse in a medical facility and/or one-year work experience as a Licensed Paramedic in a medical area of practice.
  12. Hold a current valid Georgia license as a Licensed Practical Nurse and/or Paramedic.

Application to the Nursing program includes:

  1. A completed online application for your chosen program of study
  2. All transcripts from other schools attended submitted to Admissions by the application deadline.
  3. ONE recommendation form completed by a professor or employer emailed to nursing@gordonstate.edu and submitted by the application deadline.
  4. Work verification form completed and emailed to nursing@gordonstate.edu and submitted by the application deadline.
  5. Copy of an active LPN/Paramedic license emailed to nursing@gordonstate.edu and submitted by the application deadline.
  6. If previously was admitted to an RN, LPN, or Paramedic program and was not successful in completing the program, you must submit (2) completed reference forms. (LINK TO FORM)

** Recommendation letters will not be accepted after the application deadline.

*** Applications will not be considered if the applicant has not submitted ALL transcripts and acquired admission to the college by the application deadline.

**** If using recommendation letters or ATI TEAS scores from previous applications, the student must notify the department at nursing@gordonstate.edu at time of application.