Program Information


Nursing Program Information 

The Nursing Program admits students three times per year. Prospective students must meet the minimal admission requirements and apply for admission to the nursing program by the program's application deadline. See admission requirements for additional information.  

Links to online applications will be available by campus during the months below.  Online applications will only be accepted during this time.  

The  Nursing application windows are as follows:

  • For Summer Admission at the Wadley Campus only - month of February
  • For Fall Admission at the Opelika Campus only - month of April 
  • For Spring Admission at the Opelika Campus only - month of August

Applications received outside of these dates will not be considered. 


Additional Information

Admission Requirements
Nursing Program Brochure
Nursing Program Worksheet
Health Sciences Information Session
Estimated Cost of Program
Nursing Student Handbook 2021-2022
Nursing Student Handbook 2021-2022 addendum
Nursing Student Achievement Report

Concurrent Enrollment Options:
        Concurrent BSN with Auburn University
        Concurrent Pathway with AUM

Gainful Employment


Professional Licensure Information:

The Southern Union State Community College Nursing Program has the approval of the Alabama Board of Nursing. The Registered Nurse and Practical Nursing curricula meet the state education requirements for a Registered Nurse and Practical Nursing license in the state of Alabama.

Professional Licensure in other states and territories:

Southern Union State Community College has not determined if the Nursing Program at SUSCC meets the Registered Nursing or Practical Nurse state education requirements in other states, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia.  Students who reside in a state other than Alabama should contact the specific Board of Nursing in the state or territory where they plan to seek licensure to find additional educational requirements. 
Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement - RN Licensure
Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement - PN Licensure


Nursing Program Accreditation Information:

PN Accreditation:
Effective July 25th, 2019, the Practical Nursing program at Southern Union State Community College located in Opelika, AL is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education and Nursing, 3390 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326; telephone (404) 975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the ADN program is initial accreditation (2021). View the public information disclosed by ACEN regarding this program at www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm.  The Practical Nursing program is approved by the Alabama State Board of Nursing.

ADN Program Accreditation:

The Associate Degree Nursing program at Southern Union State Community College located in Opelika, AL is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education and Nursing, 3390 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326; telephone (404) 975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the ADN program is continued accreditation (2021).  View the public information disclosed by ACEN regarding this program at www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm. The Associate Degree Nursing program is approved by the Alabama State Board of Nursing.