Practical Nursing


Welcome to Bainbridge State College Practical Nursing Program website.  Our program is dedicated to the purpose of meeting the health care needs of the community facilities and residents in our service area by preparing qualified applicants with the ability to pass the licensure examination.  All graduates of the program will be theoretically, clinically, ethically, and legally safe entry-level practitioners of practical nursing.  The Bainbridge State College PN program curriculum is offered in a sequence that encourages a gradual increase in difficulty level and increased critical thinking skills by the student.  The theory and clinical courses are aligned to reiterate the student learning experience through cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning strategies.  The students must satisfy learning outcomes and program benchmarks for safe entry-level nursing, and demonstrate competency on the exit exam requirement before graduation from the PN Program.

This website is not intended to replace the personal attention you deserve in making this very important decision about your education.  Please feel free to contact Ms Glenda Wolfe, PN Program Assistant, in the Bainbridge State College Health Sciences and Professional Studies at 229-248-2576.  Ms Wolfe will direct your call to the appropriate extension.  The PN Faculty is always glad to provide you with advisement, assistance or answer any questions that you may have.


Bainbridge State College is an evolving institution dedicated to providing a superior learning environment to a diverse student population including many ages and socioeconomic backgrounds.  Bainbridge State College places primary emphasis on excellence in instruction and provides continuous improvement to administrative processes and the education delivery system.  The Practical Nursing Program has established collaborative relationships with local health care providers willing to commit to a partnership by welcoming the opportunity for our students to experience externships, internships, clinical rotations and practicum at their facilities.  Healthcare education is a highly regulated industry and the PN Program strives to comply with complex and changing rules, regulations and guidelines.  This health care team approach offers refinement of program assessment strategies that provide reliable feedback on institutional effectiveness and educational outcomes to make the nursing student education successful.



Faculty & Staff

Bainbridge Main Campus

Glenda Wolfe
  • Program Secretary
Wanda Green
- Assistant Professor L.P.N. Program
- Clinical Coordinator
  • 1999 Darton College: Associate of Arts Degree in Nursing
Gena Peterson
- Assistant Professor of Nursing
  • 1995 Darton College: Associate of Arts Degree in Nursing
Andrea Ferguson
- Part-Time Instructor of Nursing
  • 2003 Southwest Georgia Technical College: Licensed Practical Nurse Diploma
  • 2005 Southwest Georgia Technical College: Associate Degree of Nursing
Angela Mears, MSN, RNChair of LPN and Allied Health Division

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

Early County site

Patricia Browers
- LPN Instructor
  • 1993 Darton College: Associate Arts Degree in Nursing
Heather Smith
Heather Smith
- LPN Instructor
  • 2002 Wallace Community College Associate Degree in Nursing

Estimated Cost of Attendance

All fees must be paid for admittance to class


Basic Physical Exam $40-$60
Drug Screen $35-$70
TB skin test $18
Current CPR $35
Liability Insurance $16/year
MMR (required for all BC students) $18

Tuition & College Fees per Semester


In State

Out of State

12+ Hours




Student Activity Fee


Technology Fee


Parking fee


Estimated Books

$1250 (total)

Institutional Fee


Testing Fee


Skills Lab Kit


Uniform, shoes, lab coat (2 each)


Miscellaneous Graduate Expenses (Nursing School pin, graduation fee, LPN licensure application, examination, review course, GAPS Finger Printing)


*Costs of transportation to clinical facilities will vary and are the responsibility of the student. All fees must be paid for admittance to class

Information and Forms

Test of Essential Academic Skills Test (TEAS)

About the test:

The T.E.A.S. test is required for admission into Bainbridge State College Practical Nursing Program. The exam must be completed prior to turning in your application to the PN program

Exam Dates, Times, and locations:

Please contact the Testing Center at 248-2579 to schedule an appointment to take the TEAS exam. Photo ID must be presented prior to taking the exam.


The applicant is responsible for the testing fee of forty five dollars which must be paid the day of the exam. The testing fee is non refundable. You pay on line with a Debit or Credit Card for the appropriate testing fee. PLEASE NOTE: Bainbridge State College no longer accepts checks or cash for these services.

TEAS Preparation Sessions is strongly recommended for success. Please contact the Testing Center at 248-2579 to schedule an appointment. The sessions are free of charge for currently enrolled students only!

Preparing for the exam:

A study guide is on reserve in the Bainbridge State College library.

Study guides or practice tests may be purchased from the assessment Technologies Institute at

REMEDIATION is strongly recommended for success on the RETAKE


Application Packet

For Bainbridge State College Campus:  LPN_APPLICATION November 21 2014


Internet Resources

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