ADN Program

Welcome to the BSC Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) Page


Nursing combines the art of caring with the science of healthcare for one of the most in-demand, high-growth career opportunities available. The mission of the Bainbridge State College Associate Degree Nursing program is to prepare a competent entry-level professional nurse equipped with the knowledge and skills required to practice in diverse settings in a highly complex health care system

We offer two options for earning an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing; the generic option is a traditional 5-semester program and the other is an advanced three-semester track for Licensed Practical Nurses. Successful graduates are eligible to apply to the Board of Nursing to write the national licensure examination (NCLEX) to become registered nurses (RNs).

Approval and Accreditation:

The ADN program has Full Approval by the Georgia Board of Nursing,

237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217-3858, Phone: 912-207-1640.

The ADN program is accredited by

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850,

Atlanta, Georgia 30326, Phone: 404-975-5000.


On behalf of the faculty, staff and students we are pleased to invite you to learn more about our programs.

Please refer to our list of frequently asked questions for helpful information, and if you have additional questions, contact Ms. Ruby Barlow, program assistant, at 229-243-6485 or via email at

Associate Degree in Nursing Requirements

Revised ADN Program Application-2014

Revised ADN Program Application-AdvancePlacement2014




Meet the Faculty

Jeffrey A. Ross, MSN, RN, CNE
- Assistant Professor
- Interim Chair of Nursing


  • 2002-Darton College-Associate Degree in Nursing
  • 2005-Albany State University-Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • 2008-Albany State University:  Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator
Janice Hall, MSN, RN
- Assistant Professor


  • 1985: Southwest Georgia Technical College – Licensced Practical Nurse
  • 1994: Darton College – Associate Degree in Nursing
  • 1996: Thomas University – Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • 2008: Thomas University – Master of Science in Nursing , Nursing Educator
Angela Mears, MSN, RN

  • Darton College: ADN
  • Brenau College: BSN
  • Brenau College: MSN


Mary Gingo, MSN, RN

- Instructor


  • University of Akron: BSN
  • University of Phoenix: MSN
Ruby Barlow

- ADN Program Assistant

  • 2007-Bainbridge College – AAS Degree Administrative Office Technology

Frequently Asked Questions.

  1. Where can I find information about the nursing program at Bainbridge College?  You can find out information about the nursing program at the following web site:  It includes the following information: description of the program, admission requirements, expense list, course list (nursing specific courses and general education courses).
  2. Will I be licensed to practice upon completing the nursing program at Bainbridge College?  You will be eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN exam upon successful completion of the program. After passing the exam, you will be licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Georgia pursuant to approval by the Georgia Board of Nursing.
  3. Where can I take the core courses prior to entering the program?  You can take core courses at Bainbridge College or transfer equivalent courses into Bainbridge College for credit.
  4. Can Nursing Courses be transferred into the program?  We do not accept transfer of any nursing courses at this time.
  5. In general, how many students are accepted each year for admission into the ADN nursing class?  We can accommodate, in terms of our lab and clinical facilities, approximately 50 students per incoming class.
  6. How long is the Program?  The Nursing Program is 5 semesters long.
  7. Can I take the program as a part-time student?  Not at this time. The program is offered only on a full-time basis. If you have work or family responsibilities that will make it difficult for you to be a full time student; you might investigate options for reducing the course load, such as taking the general education courses the year before entry into the Nursing Program.
  8. Will my schedule allow me to work at a job part-time and be a full time student in the program?  You will find that your program schedule and study time will be demanding of your time and effort; therefore, it will be difficult to work unless you have a flexible part time work schedule and are very organized.
  9. Will a criminal conviction affect my application for nursing school or after I am in the program?  In general, a criminal conviction involving violence or illegal drug activity will result in the inability for an individual to attend clinical, thereby making the student ineligible to successfully complete the nursing program. In addition, the Georgia Board of Nursing has the sole authority to approve an individual to sit for the NCLEX-RN. For further information, refer to
  10. What clinical sites are used in the nursing programs?  The Bainbridge ADN program uses various health care facilities for clinical experiences to provide students with opportunities to learn about different health care systems and provide assorted opportunities to provide care for different client populations. Ability to provide your own transportation to clinical sites outside of Bainbridge and Decatur County is a requirement of the program.
Internet Resources

Student Nurse Association

Georgia Association of Nursing Students (GANS) is a student-run organization focused on the development of nursing education and the profession of nursing. The focus of GANS is to support and mentor students as they work towards their ADN degrees and to promote professional involvement in nursing, and to encourage community service. Students are strongly encouraged to become active members in this organization.

Student Organizations

The Bainbridge Association of Nursing Students (BANS) is an affiliate of the Georgia Association of Nursing Students (GANS) and the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA). Membership is open to pre nursing and nursing students.

The BANS organization provides opportunities for students to develop leadership skills, team building abilities, and community service involvement. Furthermore, this organization encourages participation at the state and national level which provides access to conferences, facilitates networking, and other educational activities.

For further information please contact Jeffrey Ross and Ruby Barlow, BANS advisers at 229-243-5361 or 229-243-6485.


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