Admission to Darton State College and Admission to the
Admission to Darton State College and admission to the nursing program are
two separate processes. You must apply first to Darton College; at this
point, only apply to Darton College. Do not apply to any of the existing
nursing programs. The Darton College general application asks for a major;
put Pre-Nursing. A specific application process and application packet
for the Ft. Benning program is available.
Potential students are encouraged to apply to Darton State College as soon
as possible to be able to take the prerequisite and general education
courses available online. As soon as you complete your application, and
your official transcripts are received, an official review of your
transcripts can be completed. This will determine the prerequisite and
general education courses you will need to take.
Admission to the Healthcare Professional Bridge Nursing Program
LPNs, Paramedics, or Army Medics with 68W M6 classification may be
admitted to a shortened Associate Degree Nursing curriculum with the
- Eligibility for admission to Darton College and the Associate Degree
- Hold a valid Paramedic certification, LPN license, or Army Medic
68W M6 certification with a minimum of one year of experience.
- Have earned 16 or more credit hours of general education courses in
the nursing curriculum including Human Anatomy & Physiology I (BIOL 2111K) with a GPA of 2.7 or higher.
Admission to the Traditional Nursing Program
A student admitted to the nursing program will be admitted to a
specific track. To be considered for the Nursing Program, the applicant
must first be admitted to the College, exit all required Learning Support
courses, complete prerequisite courses, complete the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS ®V) Exam with an
acceptable score and meet the following conditions:
- Applicants must have a
minimum overall college grade
point average (GPA) of 2.7
- It is recommended that a majority of the general education courses be
completed and include Human Anatomy & Physiology I (BIOL 2111K), Human Anatomy & Physiology II (BIOL 2112K), English Composition I (ENGL 1101), and Medical Terminology (ALHE 1120).
- Only core courses required for the associate degree nursing program
will be used to calculate the grade point average. Grades achieved in each
attempt will be used in the calculation of this grade point average.
- Grade of “D”, “F”, and/or “WF” in core courses applicable to the
nursing program older than ten years may not be calculated in the
- When faculty/student ratio limits the acceptance of all qualified
students, preference will be given to students with the highest GPA,
highest nursing pre-admission test score and completion of all required
How can I be admitted to the Fort Benning Customized Nursing Program
Applicants must be accepted to Darton State College before applying to
the Nursing Program. Admissions forms may be printed from the College
website. However, it is important that
you send your completed application, transcripts, and immunization form
to Dr. Kathy Bishop, Darton College, 2400 Gillionville Road, Albany,
GA 31707 to receive full support of the Ft. Benning Customized Nursing
Programs and to receive a waiver of the $20.00 application fee.
If you have already submitted an application to Darton College, please
contact Dr. Bishop’s office to add your name to the list of Ft. Benning
students; however, we will be unable to refund the $20.00 application fee.
If you have attended any other college, request transcripts from those
institutions and have them sent to Dr. Kathy Bishop at the above address.
If you have not attempted any previous college work, have your high school
send your records. College transcripts will be evaluated, and you will be
notified which classes will be accepted by the College..
Depending upon your academic
status, you may need to take
Test. Transfer students who do
not transfer in English Composition
I and College Algebra will
be required to take the Compass
Test. The Records Office will
notify those applicants who
need to take the exam. If you
do not need the Compass Test,
go to item #5.
The Compass Test will test your knowledge of Reading, English and Math.
If you score below the acceptable level in any of these three areas, you
will be required to take remedial coursework to bring you up to entry
college level in those areas. These remedial courses are called
All required Learning Support coursework must be completed before you
apply for admission to the Nursing Program.
After all admission paperwork is complete (all transcripts, immunizations
records, etc. received), any required Learning Support courses have been
completed, and minimal nursing admission eligibility requirements have been
met, you may apply for admission to the Nursing Program. Applications for
admission to nursing programs are available from the Nursing Division Office
(Select Contact on right side of this page.)
Complete the nursing application form for the program you choose by the
stated deadline. The nursing admission requirements are explained in detail
on the application form.
Courses needed for the programs can be found at