Program Information

Program Information

Southern Union State Community College offers two mobility options for the Licensed Practical Nurse.


Option 1:  The LPN to RN Mobility Program is for LPN's who have graduated from a practical nursing program more than two years ago and/or in the old curriculum and/or from a practical nursing program outside of the Alabama Two-Year College System. Qualified students must meet the admission requirements and apply to the College and to the program by the published deadline date. 
 For Spring Admission at the Opelika Campus- month of September.  Online applications will only be accepted during this time. Look for the application link in the box below.  

 Option 2: The LPN to RN Track II Mobility Program is for LPN's who graduated less than one year ago from an Alabama Two-Year College System practical nursing program and in the new curriculum. The Track II option admits one time per year, for fall semester. Students admitted to this program will enter Semester II of the mobility curriculum.  Applicants for this option must meet the same admission requirements as the LPN to RN mobility applicants and apply by the published deadline dates. Qualified applicants are admitted as clinical space permits in NUR 211, Advanced Nursing Concepts.   Request a Nursing Transfer Application by emailing

*Please note: LPN's who graduated from an out-of-state program or from an Alabama college more than 1 year ago or in the old curriculum must apply to the regular LPN to RN Mobility program by the deadline listed above.


 In order to complete the Option 1 online application, you will need:

  •   Your highest ACT composite score report.  We do not accept Superscores for ranking purposes in the Health Sciences programs.
  •  Grades from previous coursework.
  •  Course descriptions if requesting consideration of transfer credits from a college outside  Alabama.

 Verify ACT scores/transcripts have been received by viewing your student portal at mysuscc.
              No information session verification will be required for the online application.

 To complete the online application, go to: Mobility Application 2023

 Once you submit your application, you will receive an email confirmation.  Applications will not be   accepted once the application window has closed.

Applicants will be notified through SU email 4-6 weeks after the closing date. 


Program Location: Opelika Campus

ADN Program Accreditation:

The Associate Degree Nursing program at Southern Union State Community College located in Opelika, Alabama is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000.  The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing program is continuing accreditation.  View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at  The Associate Degree Nursing program is approved by the Alabama State Board of Nursing.  


Degree Earned: Associate in Applied Science

Length of Program:  1 year (66 semester hours of coursework of which 20 semester hours of prerequisite course work are required for admission).
Track II Option* is two (2) semesters (66 semester hours of coursework of which 45 semester hours of prerequisite course work are required for admission).

Credentials Earned: Registered Nurse following successfully passage of the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) 

Additional Information

Admission Requirements
Nursing Program Worksheet
LPN to RN Program Brochure
Track II LPN to RN Program Brochure
Health Sciences Information Session
Estimated Cost of LPN to RN Program
Estimated Cost of Track II Program
Nursing Student Handbook 2021-2022