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For more information on federal grants and sponsored programming at Darton State College, please contact the Grants Department at 229-317-6489.

For more information on available nursing program options, please contact the Nursing Division Office at 229-317-6504 or 229-317-6557.



Darton State College, a public institution, is a part of the University System of Georgia and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).  Darton received federal grant funding to develop and operate The Customized Nursing Programs for the Fort Benning Community.  The grant funded nursing programs began with its first student cohort, Fall Semester 2010 and ended with its last cohort, graduating Summer Semester 2014.

The Customized Nursing Programs for the Fort Benning Community were fully approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing, the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, and the University System of Georgia.  The Customized Nursing Programs for the Fort Benning Community consisted of two programming options specifically designed for active duty military personnel and their dependents who were either attached to or who had recently deployed from Fort Benning, and civilian personnel who were working on the Fort Benning base.

The Accelerated Healthcare Professional to RN Bridge Program was 3.5 semesters in length and designed for individuals in selected healthcare professions. Individuals that pursued this programming option 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 Ft. Benning traditional/hybrid nursing program was 5 semesters in length and required no previous medical experience. Clinical rotations and lab experiences were conducted either on base or in the Columbus area. The rotations were designed for the convenience of the military community.