Global Health College Nursing Program Review


Global Health College (GHC), until 2011 known as Global Health Nurse Training Services (GHNTS), was established in 2004. It was started as a practical nursing program based out of Alexandria, Virginia. Global Health Nurse Training Services is composed of approximately 250 students at a time.

The Global Health College Program is home to several various nursing programs including; an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing/Registered Nurse, a Practical Nursing Program/Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and a Nursing Assistant Program/Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

Associate Degree in Applied Science in Nursing (AAS – RN)

The Associate in Applied Science in Nursing program at the Global Health College is intended for students who hope to become a Registered Nurse (RN). Upon completion of the Associate in Applied Science in Nursing program, students are able to apply to sit the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) in order to become a Registered Nurse and apply to positions in a variety of healthcare environments.

The Associate in Applied Science in Nursing program is 18 months long if an individual has completed all necessary prerequisites. If there are prerequisites still outstanding, students can complete the program in 24 months. Prerequisites can be transferred from other institutions.

In order to apply, individuals must sit the entrance exam, which consists of English and Math. Applicants must hold a high school diploma or GED and have updated immunization records, including Hepatitis B. Individuals must also hold CPR certification and must provide a letter of recommendation for entry. Individuals must also provide a criminal background check. Applicants must hold a minimum “B” grade or above in prerequisites including English, Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Medical Terminology and several other courses.

Practical Nursing Program (PN Program)

The Practical Nursing (PN) Program at Global Health Nurse Training Services prepares students to be able to sit the NCLEX-PN in order to become licensed as a Practical Nurse (LPN). In order to graduate from the Practical Nursing Program, students must attend all classes and clinical practicums, maintain a “B” grade average and follow all rules and regulations. In order to be accepted into the program, students must submit a criminal background check and drug screen and provide updated immunization records and proof of CPR certification.

Nursing Assistant Program/Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

The Nursing Assistant Program at the Global Health Nurse Training Services prepares students to work in a variety of healthcare environments as a Certified Nursing Assistant. The program is 10 weeks long and includes two sessions every week. After submitting an application online or by mail, individuals must get in touch with the Admissions Office and schedule an appointment to write the entrance exam. After completing the entrance exam, students must provide an online background check and go through a physical examination in order to provide a clean bill of health.

Applicants must provide proof of a high school diploma or GED and provide updated health and immunization records. Individuals must also show proof of CPR certification and submit a criminal background check.

The Practical Nursing Program at Global Health College is accredited by the National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission and the school is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing.

Contact:
Global Health College
25 South Quaker Lane,
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 212-7410

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