Warner Robins, Ga. – Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) will continue its impact on the local healthcare workforce, as the Georgia Board of Nursing recently gave official approval of its highly anticipated Nursing Bridge Program. This achievement marks a new era of opportunity and collaboration for CGTC, its students, the community, and healthcare partners.
The Nursing Bridge Program at CGTC offers an accelerated pathway for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Paramedics to advance their nursing knowledge and scope of practice, becoming registered nurses through the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program.
This program fills a vital gap for qualified individuals seeking to elevate their nursing careers and make a profound difference in the lives of countless individuals. By leveraging their existing knowledge and skills, aspiring nurses can now benefit from a comprehensive and expedited educational journey.
Jessica Willcox, CGTC Director of Nursing, expressed her enthusiasm for the program’s far-reaching impact, saying, “This program will bring great benefits to our students, community, and healthcare partners. Through this program, we will nurture and inspire a new generation of compassionate nurses with diverse experiences and knowledge. These students will receive exceptional training, equipping them to address the evolving challenges of healthcare with confidence and competence.”
The Nursing Bridge Program opens doors to quality education, offering healthcare professionals a valuable opportunity to enhance their expertise and broaden their impact. By empowering LPNs and Paramedics with the tools and knowledge to become registered nurses, CGTC is equipping them to excel in their roles, effectively elevating the standard of patient care.
The approval of the Nursing Bridge Program is a significant milestone for the College and the community. As the program produces more skilled nurses, it will strengthen the local healthcare workforce, leading to enhanced patient care and fostering healthier outcomes for the community.
Moreover, through robust partnerships with healthcare affiliates, CGTC is creating a culture of collaboration and shared growth, effectively addressing the critical healthcare needs of the region.
Over the summer, CGTC began renovation to its H-Building which houses Health Sciences programs on the Macon campus. The project updated lab spaces, study areas, and classrooms will provide students with improved learning spaces.
The Nursing Bridge Program stands as a testament to the college’s dedication to providing innovative and accessible educational opportunities that meet the evolving demands of the healthcare industry.
Willcox added, “We are proud to unlock this path, offering aspiring nurses the chance to pursue higher education and enhance their careers. The Nursing Bridge Program exemplifies CGTC’s commitment to empowering individuals, serving the community, and strengthening the healthcare landscape.”
CGTC encourages all eligible LPNs and Paramedic students to explore the newly approved Nursing Bridge Program, as it paves the way for a fulfilling and impactful nursing career. For more information about the program, https://www.centralgatech.edu/programs-of-study/health-sciences/nursing
Photo: LPN program students practice skills in Macon. Soon, program students in Macon will be able to advance their nursing knowledge and scope of practice, becoming registered nurses through the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program.