Nursing

Nurses – patient advocates and skilled care providers – make up the majority of workers in the U.S. healthcare industry. The need for nurses is growing to meet the healthcare needs of a growing number of patients.

Overview

There is – and will always be – a constant need for healthcare services and nursing professionals. The nursing field is expected to grow 9% through 2030. What does this mean for you? Nursing is an increasingly in-demand career with an unwavering job outlook.    

Students in OFTC’s Practical Nursing program take a variety of academic and occupational courses that train them to provide basic medical care, insert catheters, assist patients with daily living activities, discuss healthcare treatment plans with patients and families, and report patient information to nurses and doctors. The Practical Nursing Program can be completed in five semesters which means you can start work up to two years faster than earning a bachelor’s degree, with fewer expenses related to training, and have strong earnings potential.  

The Practical Nursing diploma can be completed in 5 semesters. 

 The Associate Degree in Nursing Bridge Program at OFTC offers LPN’s or paramedics who have at least one year of in-field experience the opportunity to become a Registered Nurse through a one year accelerated bridge program. Registered Nurses play a key role in patient care, including administering medication, coordinating patient care plans, performing diagnostic tests and interpreting results, overseeing other nursing staff, and helping patients, families and caregivers establish plans for ongoing care. This bridge program also allows you to earn your degree in less time and with less money. The flexibility of a bridge program enables you to keep working while you pursue your degree. 

The Associate Degree in Nursing Bridge Program can be completed in 6 semesters. 

Features

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Job Stability & Security

The rapid employment growth projected for nurses results from an emphasis on preventive care, rising rates of chronic conditions, and an aging population. Nurses’ education helps define their roles and duties—as well as pay. The more you learn, the more you earn. 

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Little or No Cost to You

With the Pell Grant, Georgia’s HOPE Grant, HOPE Scholarship, and HOPE Career Grant (for students/programs who qualify) and other scholarship opportunities, many students graduate OFTC with little to no debt.  

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Tuition & Fees

With tuition at $100 per credit hour, total costs for Nursing department programs range from: 

  • Tuition & Fees*: $7,655.00 – $7,986.00 
  • Books & Supplies*: $1,650.00
  • Uniform & Supplies: $300.00 
  • Liability Insurance (per year): $11.00 
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Advancement Opportunities

There are many ways to advance a nursing career – learn from a nurse mentor, earn a specialization certification, join a professional nursing organization, further your nursing education by obtaining an advanced degree, transitioning to management, specializing in a medical area, or pursuing administration positions. 

 

Locations

Campuses

Oconee Fall Line Technical College has campuses throughout its 11-county service area. We look forward to your visit.

Dublin Campus (South)
560 Pinehill Road
Dublin, GA 31021
Phone: (478) 275-6589
Sandersville Campus (North)
1189 Deepstep Road
Sandersville, GA 31082
Phone: (478) 553-2050

Admissions

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application. 

Admissions Process

Your admissions application can be submitted online with your $25.00 non-refundable application fee and takes just a few minutes to complete.   

  1. Submit a completed application and application fee. 
  2. Submit official high school transcript, GED transcript, or official college transcripts, if applicable. 
  3. Submit official entrance score on a validated assessment instrument, if applicable. Visit www.OFTC.edu/programs/ to view each individual program and its required minimum scores. 
  4. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at https://studentaid.gov/ and HOPE Application at www.GAfutures.org using OFTC School Code: 031555. 

NOTE: The College may accept transfer credit for other courses according to the College’s transfer policy. 

General Requirements

  1. Be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Students must complete an application to compete for their name to be placed on the list of potential program students. 

Additional admissions requirements unique to each program are listed on each individual program page at www.OFTC.edu/programs/ 

Need More Info?

  • For more information about any of these programs, contact a program advisor: 
    • 478-553-2122 (Sandersville) 
    • 478-274-7900 (Dublin) 
  • For additional information on admission to OFTC, 
contact the Office of Admissions: 
    • 478-553-2064 (Sandersville)
    • 478-275-6589 (Dublin) 
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Learning Format

Students must complete an application to compete for their name to be placed on the list of potential program students, and seats are limited by program, campus, and semester.  

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: on campus, blended, online asynchronous, and synchronous technology.

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On Campus

These are courses that are taught primarily in the classroom or lab with less than 50% of instruction online. On campus courses may include lecture, labs, internships, clinicals, and other in-person instructional modalities.

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Blended

Blended courses are distance learning courses with the majority of the course content, activities, and interactions occurring online but may require students to come to campus for specific assignments, activities, or events.

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Online Asynchronous

These are courses that are taught fully online asynchronously with course content, activities, and interactions occurring entirely online. This delivery method does not require students to be online at a specific date or time, and students may participate in class activities and complete course assignments asynchronously. Online asynchronous courses require proctored events.

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Synchronous Technology

OFTC also utilizes synchronous technology to offer courses via distance education means. The course is taught on one campus and then broadcast simultaneously to a classroom on a different campus that is monitored by a class proctor.

Flexible Schedule

We want you to get the most out of college and understand how much pressure it can add to your life. At OFTC you can achieve your career-training goals by fitting college into your lifestyle and schedule. We offer small class sizes and flexible scheduling.

Courses for our programs are offered during the morning, afternoon, and evenings – plus many are online where you can do your work any time of day. With this flexibility, you can strike a balance with your lifestyle and school.

And the personalized hands-on attention you receive in a small classroom setting allows you to get individualized support, focus and feedback from your instructors. Your instructors will get to know you and help you build the foundation and confidence needed for success in your field.

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Paying for College

At OFTC, we realize that many students require financial assistance to achieve their academic goals. We’ll work with you to help you obtain financial aid to assist you in funding your education. We’re committed to helping you find ways to help you pay for this life-changing investment.  

With the Pell Grant, Georgia’s HOPE Grant, HOPE Scholarship, and HOPE Career Grant (for students/programs who qualify) and other scholarship opportunities, many students graduate OFTC with little to no debt. 

Financial Aid

OFTC offers several financial aid opportunities that can help you pay for college. Most students apply for federal and state aid, including the Pell Grant, HOPE Scholarship & Grant, and HOPE Career Grant.   

OFTC students can also apply for scholarships through the OFTC Foundation and various businesses and civic-sponsored organizations. 

Contact the Office of Financial Aid or visit OFTC’s Financial Aid web page to learn more about grants, scholarships and Federal Work Study to help fund your education.  

  • 478-553-2131 (Sandersville) 
  • 478-274-7833 or 478-274-7940 (Dublin)
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Tuition & Fees

With tuition at $100 per credit hour, total costs for Nursing department programs range from: 

  • Tuition & Fees*: $7,655.00 – $7,986.00 
  • Books & Supplies*: $1,650.00
  • Uniform & Supplies: $300.00 
  • Liability Insurance (per year): $11.00 

*Visit www.OFTC.edu/programs/ to view each individual program and its full breakdown of tuition, fees, books, and supplies. Costs are estimated and are subject to change. 

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You can also use the Net Price Calculator to get estimated net price information based on what similar students paid in a previous year. 

Career Outlook

Employment Opportunities

There are more than 100 different professions included in the umbrella term of “nursing”, and only 3 in 5 nurses work in hospitals. Today’s nurses do much more than simply assist doctors – they are one of the greatest advocates a patient can have in their care experience. 

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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and Registered Nurse (RN) 

  • 2021 Median Annual Pay: $48,070 – $77,600
  • Job Outlook: 6% through 2030

What does this mean to you? Nursing is an increasingly in-demand career with an unwavering job outlook. 

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Program Benefits

 Job Titles

  • Depending on program of study, Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse 

Diverse Settings

  • Hospitals; state, local, and private 
  • Ambulatory healthcare services 
  • Nursing and residential care facilities 
  • Government 
  • Educational services; state, local, and private 

Skills Learned

  • Assess patients’ conditions 
  • Record patients’ medical histories and symptoms 
  • Observe patients and record the observations 
  • Administer patients’ medicines and treatments 
  • Set up plans for patients’ care or contribute information to existing plans 
  • Consult and collaborate with doctors and other healthcare professionals 
  • Operate and monitor medical equipment 
  • Help perform diagnostic tests and analyze the results 
  • Teach patients and their families how to manage illnesses or injuries 
  • Explain what to do at home after treatment 

Graduate Testimonial

“I am glad I chose the ADN Bridge program at OFTC to become an RN. The instructors were the best! They each bring different healthcare backgrounds to the classroom, and they work with students to create an amazing learning experience.”

Lisa Mabry, RN
OFTC Graduate