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

Practical Nursing Program Director/Instructor Practical Nursing
Work Phone: 770-533-6941

Marie Melvin

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

Deborah Rigby

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

Suzanne Smith

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

Rita Willis

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


Frequently Asked Questions

   When are the application deadlines?

The Hall Campus will admit new students in the Fall and the Spring.
The Forsyth Campus will admit in the Spring, only.
There are no summer admissions on either campus.

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

**Update for Fall Semester 2020**
The deadline for Fall 2020 application to the practical nursing program will not be extended. It is still noon on the first Friday in June.
If all you need is the TEAS exam, you can contact ATI directly to see if you can get the test completed using remote proctoring and still apply for fall semester.

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.