The program prepares graduates to give competent nursing care. This is done through a selected number of academic and occupational courses providing a variety of techniques and materials necessary to assist the student in acquiring the needed knowledge and skills to give competent care.

A variety of clinical experiences is planned so that theory and practice are integrated under the guidance of the clinical instructor. Program graduates receive a practical nursing diploma and have the qualifications of an entry-level practical nurse.

PN12 is a diploma program to be implemented with new cohorts of students beginning Fall 2011 and beyond. Students most commonly will have to submit a satisfactory criminal background check as well as a drug screen in order to be placed in a clinical health care facility to complete the clinical portions of their educational training.

This program requires special admissions criteria to begin PNSG coursework.

Please read the Practical Nursing Information Guide for details.

Click here to join the Virtual Practical Nursing Program information session:  July 30, 2020, 10 AM – 12 PM
Questions about the Virtual PN information session? Contact Program Director Denise Beckford MSN, RN at 404.297.9522, ext. 5007, or by email at