South Georgia Technical College Licensed Practical Nursing program ranked among top 5 in Georgia for 2016
South Georgia Technical College was ranked as one of the top five Best Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) programs in Georgia for 2016 by Accredited Schools Online recently, announced South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford. South Georgia Technical College also had the highest graduation rate among the top 21 schools in the state in that same ranking system. “The United States is in need of more qualified nurses, and in Georgia the demand for licensed practical nurses is expected to outpace the supply over the next 10 years by as much as 7,100 nurses,” explained Dr. Watford. “South Georgia Technical College is extremely fortunate to have an excellent licensed practical nursing group of instructors including Program Chair Jennifer Childs and Debra Smith on the Americus campus and Cathy Freeman at the Crisp County Center. “This newest ranking just proves what we already knew about the quality of the instruction that our nursing program provides,” continued Dr. Watford. We were included in the Top 100 of America’s Best Nursing Programs in the eastern region of the United States for 2015 by Nurse Journal and we hope to receive that ranking again this year (http://nursejournal.org/articles/americas-best-nursing-schools/).” South Georgia Technical College was ranked fifth in the state based on scores on the NCLEX-PN licensure test for practical nurses, the cost of tuition and student/teacher ratio as well as graduation rate. SGTC had the highest graduation rate of the 21 top schools and a 14:1 faculty/student ratio. The average score on the LPN exams was a 93.67. The link to the ranking results is: <a href=”http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/practical-nursing/lpn-programs-in-georgia/”>http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/practical-nursing/lpn-programs-in-georgia</a>. South Georgia Technical College’s LPN program lasts five terms and students are admitted each fall and spring. Students participate in a variety of classroom as well as clinical experiences so that theory and practice are integrated under the guidance of the clinical instructor. Students may also qualify for financial assistance through the HOPE grant and Federal Pell program as well as WIOA or scholarship opportunities. “We are very excited about this honor for the program and the college,” said South Georgia Technical College Nursing Instructor and Program Chair Jennifer Childs. Vanessa Wall, Academic Dean at SGTC over the nursing and medical programs also congratulated Childs and her staff. “They do an excellent job and I am very pleased that they have secured this recognition,” said Wall. South Georgia Technical College’s fall semester begins on August 15th with a registration day planned for July 14th and August 11th. South Georgia Tech’s LPN admission is competitive. Students must take the TEAS V test and complete or have completed the five required core classes prior to admission. Those classes include: Fundamentals of English, Foundation of Math, Basic Psychology, Structure and Function of the Human Body, and Diet and Nutrition. For more information about the nursing program contact the admissions department at South Georgia Tech in Americus at 229-931-2394 or in Cordele at 229-271-4040 or contact instructor Jennifer Childs at firstname.lastname@example.org in Americus or Cathy Freeman at email@example.com in Cordele. South Georgia Technical College in Americus and Cordele offers nursing as well as over 200 different associate degree, diploma, and technical certificate of credit programs of study. South Georgia Tech also has a free textbooks policy that allows students to be assigned textbooks at no cost to students. The offer applies to non-consumable items only. Students will still be required to purchase workbooks, kits, tools, and other consumable items for specialty programs. Students whose books are damaged, lost, or stolen, will be required to pay for replacement books.