Georgia Gwinnett made history again this year with the graduation of its first 23 nursing students at its spring commencement ceremony.
The colleges long-awaited nursing program will help fill the Gwinnett areas critical need for nurses at the bachelors degree level.
The GGC nursing program is highly selective. Only up to 32 students are accepted into the program each fall and spring semester. Applicants must have completed their first two years of college and have an excellent academic record.
The program itself is changing the game in nursing education.
Ours is Georgias first program designed to be concept-based from its beginning, and only one of two in the state, said Dr. Lois C. Richardson, interim senior vice president of Academic and Student Affairs and provost. Combined with the programs selectivity, this approach will instill a high level of prestige and credibility in a GGC nursing degree.