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This federally funded grant program will end in September 2014. Therefore, we are no longer accepting applications.

If you would like more information on other nursing programs and options at Darton State College, please feel free to visit the Nursing Division Website.

For information on this grant, please contact:

Grants Department Office: (229) 317-6489


The Customized Nursing Programs for the Fort Benning Community are part of a federally funded grant project specifically designed for active duty military personnel and their dependents who are either presently attached to or who have been recently deployed from Fort Benning, and civilian personnel working on the Fort Benning base.

The Fort Benning Nursing Program has full approval from the Georgia Board of Nursing, the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), and from the University System of Georgia.

The Accelerated Healthcare Professional to RN Bridge Program is 3.5 semesters in length and designed for individuals in selected healthcare professions. Individuals interested in the Healthcare Professional Bridge must hold a valid Paramedic certification, LPN license, or Army Medic 68W M6 certification with a minimum of one year of experience. In contrast, the Ft. Benning traditional/hybrid nursing program is 5 semesters in length. Both programs are a mix between online and classroom learning.

The programs maximize the coursework available online through a blended program of online and face-to-face components. The clinical rotations and necessary lab experiences are conducted on base or in the Columbus area as needed at times convenient to the military community.

Darton State College is a nationally recognized leader in online education with strong institutional support, commitment to quality and a very high retention rate for online programs. We graduate highly qualified healthcare professionals who consistently score high on their professional license exams.