OFTC Offers Georgia Nurse Reentry Program

nurse reentry program

Registered Nurses (RN) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) in Georgia who have allowed their license to lapse or become inactive can reenter the nursing field through a short-term nursing reentry program developed by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG).  

Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) is now one of nine TCSG colleges to offer this nurse reentry program to nurses with lapsed or inactive license. This program is offered through OFTC’s Office of Economic Development’s Continuing Education division.

The TCSG, with the support of the Georgia Board of Nursing (GBON), has developed two pathways to reenter the high demand field of nursing in the state of Georgia: 

  • Registered Nurses (RNs) Reentry Program, and 
  • Practical Nurses (LPNs) Reentry Program 

Both the RN and LPN reentry programs, approved by the GBON, provide the individualized combination of 40 hours of independent online study (delivered via Blackboard) and 160 hours of clinical study required by the Board for reinstatement of licensure as a registered professional nurse. 

These nurse reentry programs are designed for those nurses who are presently ineligible for reinstatement of their license because the license has lapsed or has been inactive. Nurses who have active licenses returning to direct patient care who have not worked in the clinical area for some time may also benefit from this program. 

For more details on the nurse reentry program or info on how to apply, visit OFTC.edu/nursereentry or contact OFTC ADN Instructor, Jodi Warren at jwarren@oftc.edu or Jodi Warren 478-240-5146.

For more info on other continuing education courses offered through OFTC, please visit the Economic Development page on the college’s website. You can also view the 100+ credit programs available at OFTC.edu.  



The mission of Oconee Fall Line Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is to contribute to the economic and workforce development of east central Georgia through quality technical and continuing education, adult education, and business and industry services. The College offers associate degrees, diplomas, technical certificates of credit, and non-credit certificates in a student-centered learning environment through traditional and distance education modes of delivery.