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SPONSORED PROGRAM INFORMATION

The Customized Nursing Programs for the Fort Benning Community were part of a federally funded grant project specifically designed for active duty military personnel and their dependents who were either attached to, or who were deployed from Fort Benning, and civilian personnel working on the Fort Benning base during the grant project period. The Fort Benning Nursing Program had full approval from the Georgia Board of Nursing, the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), and from the University System of Georgia. This grant funded program began with the first cohort of students starting their studies in fall 2010, and the last cohort of students graduating in summer 2014. Grant funding and project research concluded fall 2014.

The Customized Nursing Programs for the Fort Benning Community offered two program options: The Accelerated Healthcare Professional to RN Bridge Program and The Traditional/Hybrid Nursing Program The Accelerated Healthcare Professional to RN Bridge Program was a 3.5 semesters in length and designed for individuals in selected healthcare professions. Individuals interested in the Healthcare Professional Bridge were required to hold a valid Paramedic certification, LPN license, or Army Medic 68W M6 certification with a minimum of one year of experience. In contrast, the Traditional/Hybrid Nursing Program was a 5 semesters in length. Both programs were a mix between online and classroom learning. The programs maximized the coursework available online through a blended program of online and face-to-face components. The clinical rotations and necessary lab experiences were conducted on base or in the Columbus area as needed at times convenient to the military community.

DARTON STATE COLLEGE
Darton State College’s Division of Nursing offers an Associate of Science in nursing and a Bachelor’s of Science in nursing degrees. Graduates from Darton’s nursing program consistently have among the highest first-time pass rates on the licensing exam in the state. Through it’s the nursing program; Darton has provided more than 2,700 nurses to the Southwest Georgia area since the college opened its doors in 1966.

CONTACT INFORMATION
If you would like more information on available nursing programs and options at Darton State College, please visit the Nursing Division Website or call 229-317-6504 or 229-317-6557.

If you would like more information on grant funded programming at Darton State College, please visit the Grants Department Website or call 229-317-6489.