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Tech nursing program earns initial accreditation

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett Technical College's associate degree nursing program has earned initial accreditation, according to officials with the college.

The Board of Commissioners of the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission granted the accreditation and scheduled the next site visit evaluation for spring 2016.

"This is a vital and incredibly satisfying milestone in the development and maturation of Gwinnett Tech's associate degree nursing program," said Janice McClure, dean of nursing sciences.

"This was our goal in July 2008 when we received approval to offer an associate degree nursing program, and it would not have been possible without the tremendous commitment of our administration, faculty and students."

Decisions for the approval were based on the self study report written by the faculty of the nursing program and the site visitor's evaluation report which highlighted the program's accomplishments.

In July 2008, Gwinnett Tech received developmental approval from the Georgia Board of Nursing to offer an associate degree nursing program, with initial approval granted in March 2009.

The program earned candidacy status in August 2010 and in March 2011 the college hosted a site review visit by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

The college plans to open a new life sciences center in the fall and double the size of its nursing class to 60 people.

For more information, visit www.gwinnetttech.edu or call 770-962-7580.