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June 07, 2011
Gwinnett Tech Nursing Program Pins First Graduates
Thirty-One Will Graduate This Week
Gwinnett Technical College's inaugural class of nursing graduates will participate in a pinning ceremony Wed., June 8, at the Busbee Center on campus. The 31 graduates are the first to complete the college's registered nursing associate degree program, which launched September 2009. These nursing grads will join more than 550 other Gwinnett Tech students for commencement exercises on Thurs., June 9, at the Gwinnett Arena.
Graduates will have to take and pass the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses in order to work as an RN, however, about 40 percent of these graduates already have job offers.
Healthcare providers such as Eastside Medical Center, Gwinnett Medical Center and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta played a key role by serving as clinical sites for Gwinnett Tech nursing students.
With the opening of Gwinnett Tech's new Life Sciences Center this fall, GTC will be able to double the size of its nursing class to 60.
Sharon Bartels, president, GTC
Kim Hudson-Gallogly, program director, GTC nursing program
31 students graduating as Gwinnett Technical College's first RN class
When & Where:
7:00 p.m., Wed., June 8, Busbee Center (Building 700), Gwinnett Technical College, 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway Lawrenceville, GA 30043
7:30 p.m., Thurs., June 9, Gwinnett Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097
Gwinnett Tech offers an associate degree of nursing, plus more than a dozen other degree, diploma and certificate options in healthcare, life science and bioscience careers. Currently, more than 40 percent of GTC students are enrolled in a health science program.
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About Gwinnett Tech
Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, serves more than 21,000 students annually to meet the workforce training needs of the region. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech’s service area includes Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or callÂ 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College.Â In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visitÂ www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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