The Practical Nursing program at Chattahoochee Technical College has been ranked as the top Practical Nursing program in the state for the second year in a row.
Earning Georgia’s top score of 99.30 in a ranking by practicalnursing.org, the Chattahoochee Tech ranking was based on pass rates for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN). Chattahoochee Tech Practical Nursing program graduates receive a practical nursing diploma and then are eligible to sit for the national exam. After successful completion of the NCLEX-PN, these graduates are granted state licensure to practice nursing in Georgia as Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs).
“There are currently 45 students enrolled in the Practical Nursing program at Chattahoochee Tech,” said Program Director Shannon Ferdarko, MSN, BSN, RN. “Once admitted into the program, they complete it in three semesters.”
“Our students are held to a very high level,” said Ferdarko, “and our instructors work endlessly to make sure students are retaining what they learn and are able to apply the knowledge they’ve gained.”
The Chattahoochee Technical College Practical Nursing program currently is located on the college’s Marietta campus, with plans underway for expanding the program onto the college’s Appalachian campus, noted Ferdarko. Licensed Practical Nurses are valuable members of the medical healthcare team who work under the supervision of Registered Nurses and physicians to provide care and treatment of patients.