Program Information

Program Information

Southern Union State Community College offers a mobility option for the Licensed Paramedic. The Paramedic to ADN Mobility applicant is required to have an unencumbered paramedic license in Alabama, have completed a list of prerequisite courses that can be found under Admissions Requirements, and have completed the NAS 100 course or a 4 hour course equivalent.  Effective October 15, 2020,  applicants are no longer required to obtain the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification.  Students must apply to the College and to the mobility program by the published deadline. This program admits one time per year to begin spring semester.   

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

The Paramedic Mobility Nursing application window is as follows:

For Spring Admission at the Opelika Campus only - month of September

In order to complete the 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.
  • Proof of CNA course completion.  Certification is not required.

 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 which 20 hours of prerequisite course work are required for admission.)
3 semesters of nursing course work   

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
Paramedic to RN Program Brochure
Estimated Cost of Program
Nursing Student Handbook 2021-2022