Program Information

Program Information

Application Deadline:

The Associate Degree in Nursing deadlines are as follows:

  • February 3, 2020- Summer Admission for Wadley Campus
  • March 2, 2020- Fall Admission for Opelika Campus
  • September 15, 2020-Spring Admission for Opelika Campus

Applications received after these dates will not be considered. 

Program Location: Wadley Campus 

Approval:
Alabama Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 303900
Montgomery, AL. 36130-3900
1-800-656-5318
www.abn.alabama.gov

Accreditation:

The Practical Nursing program at Southern Union State Community College is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.  Comments or complaints can be directed to:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia  30326
404-975-5000
http://www.acenursing.us/candidates/candidacy.asp

Degree Earned: Certificate 

Length of Program:  1 Year (45 semester credit hours); 3 Semesters of coursework

Credentials Earned:  Licensed Practical Nurse following the successful passage of the National Council
Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) 


Additional Information

Admission Requirements
PN Program Brochure
PN Program Application
Health Sciences Information Session
Estimated Cost of Program
Essential Functions for Nursing
Vaccination Form
Nursing Student Handbook 2018-2019
Nursing Student Handbook 2019-2020
Addendum to Nursing Student Handbook January 2019
Addendum to Nursing Student Handbook Fall 2018
NUR 115 Preceptor Manual 
PN Student Achievement Report


PRACTICAL NURSING CURRICULUM

*It is highly recommended that students complete academic courses in bold prior to application for admission to the PN program.

First Semester

Course Name THEORY LAB CLINIC CONTACT CREDIT
MTH 100 Intermediate College Algebra (or higher) 3 0 0 3 3
BIO 201* Anatomy and Physiology I 3 1 0 5 4
NUR 112 Fundamental Concepts of Nursing 4 2 1 13 7

 Second Semester

Course Name THEORY LAB CLINIC CONTACT CREDIT
BIO 202* Human Anatomy & Physiology II                 3 1 0 5 4
ENG 101 English Composition I 3 0 0 3 3
PSY 210 Human Growth and Development 3 0 0 3 3
NUR 113 Nursing Concepts I 4 1 3 16 8

Third Semester

Course Name THEORY LAB CLINIC CONTACT CREDIT

SPH 106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

or

SPH 107 Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 0 0 3 3
NUR 114 Nursing Concepts I 5 0 3 14 8
NUR 115 Evidence Based Clinical Reasoning 1 0 1 4 2

Program Totals:
Semester Credit Hours: 45 credit hours
Contact Hours: 1035 total program contact hours
Nursing Clinical Contact Hours: 360 hours
Certificate Awarded; Eligible to apply to take NCLEX-PN
 

*BIO 201 is a prerequisite for BIO 202.


Comprehensive Examinations Information

Comprehensive Exams

Students in the nursing program will be required to take comprehensive examinations at the end of each nursing course within the curriculum. The test results will be part of the course grade and may serve as the course final in selected courses. Students will be charged for these tests.