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

Dr. Deanne Collins

Dean of Allied Health Allied Health
Work Phone: 770-533-7000 Ext: 6924

Dr. Sara Helton

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

Marie Melvin

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

Ashley Morgan

Practical Nursing Instructor Practical Nursing
Work Phone: 770-533-7096

Suzanne Smith

Practical Nursing Instructor Practical Nursing
Work Phone: 770-533-7097

Please send any questions or inquiries for the practical nursing program to

Frequently Asked Questions

   When are the application deadlines?

The Hall Campus will admit new students in the Fall.
There are no Spring or Summer admissions.

Application deadlines:

Fall Semester: First Friday in June by noon.

A PN program application may only be submitted after attending an Informational Session. Informational sessions start in January, please look for the link once it appears. There is limited seating so reserve a seat.

You may only apply to the Practical Nursing Program after attending an information session and completing all pre-requisites.

Please submit application, copy of TEAS score, and copies of additional certificates/degrees in one, single email to:

Application for Practical Nursing

Estimated Cost for Practical Nursing Program

Dates for the Fall 2023 Cohort Information Sessions are available for registration. Information sessions are held virtually.

Attending an information session is required prior to applying to the Practical Nursing Program. Students may register at:

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
  • 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.

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