Practical Nursing

   Program Description

Students who are working toward entry into the Practical Nursing Program are admitted into the Healthcare Assistant Certificate, while taking core courses. All students, while taking their core, must be advised by an Allied Health Core Advisor at least once.

   Program Advisors

Gail Forrester MSNEd, RN

Practical Nursing Instructor Practical Nursing
Work Phone: 770-533-7000 Ext: 6941

Marie Melvin MSN, RN

Practical Nursing Instructor Practical Nursing
Work Phone: 770-533-7000 Ext: 6940

Deborah Rigby RN, B-C, BS

Practical Nursing Instructor Practical Nursing
Work Phone: 770-533-7000 Ext: 6632

Suzanne Smith RN, BSN

Practical Nursing Instructor Practical Nursing
Work Phone: 770-533-7000 Ext: 6617

Rita Willis RN

Practical Nursing Instructor Practical Nursing
Work Phone: 770-533-7000 Ext: 6638


Frequently Asked Questions

   When are the application deadlines?

We will admit one cohort each fall at the Hall campus, one cohort each fall at Forsyth, and one cohort each Spring at Forsyth.  No cohort admitted in the Summer Semester.

On the application, rank your campus choices 1-3.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: First Friday in June by noon
Spring Semester: First Friday in September by noon

They can be anywhere. We use a variety of hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, etc.

The time varies depending on the clinical site and course. Typically they are 2-3 days per week and are 8 to 12 hour days.

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS Test) is a standardized, multiple choice exam for students entering into nursing school in the USA. It is often used to determine the ability of potential students to adjust to a nursing program. The test is created and administered by Assessment Technologies Institute.

  • Study guides and practice tests are available at atitesting.com.
  • View our TEAS webpage for additional information.
  • ATI-TEAS may be taken no more than two times in a calendar year with 30 days between each attempt. No TEAS test accepted greater than 5 years old. The highest score is used for consideration in selection.