Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)

The Division of Health Studies offers a five semester Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program. Upon satisfactory completion, the Associate of Applied Science Degree is awarded and the graduate is eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a Registered Nurse. Graduation from the program, however, does not guarantee Board of Nursing approval to take the NCLEX-RN licensing examination.

Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program is competitive, and the number of students is limited by the number of faculty and clinical facilities available. Meeting minimal requirements does not guarantee acceptance.



PROSPECTIVE ENTRY LEVEL STUDENTS (Generic Option)


2017 Application Packet


The application deadline is April 15, 2017, for fall 2017-2018 admission.

To view a listing of minimum admission criteria and for more information about the associate degree program (Generic Option), please view the online College catalog.

For more information regarding the Residual ACT testing dates, times and the scheduling process, please contact the Phil Campbell Testing Center at 256-331-6297 or the Shoals Testing Center at 256-331-5282. The residual ACT may not be taken more than once every 60 days.



HEALTH CARE TRANSITION (LPN to RN Mobility) Option

The mobility option is for Licensed Practical Nurses who graduated from a state-approved school of practical nursing and hold a current, active, and unencumbered Alabama Practical Nursing license. This license must be maintained throughout the program. Proof of licensure must be on file.

Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program is competitive, and the number of students is limited by the number of faculty and clinical facilities available. Meeting minimal requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to graduates of Northwest-Shoals Community College LPN program.

To view a listing of minimum admission criteria and for more information about the associate degree program (Health Care Transition Option), please view the online College catalog.

Track 1 - Spring Admission Deadline - October 15 (NUR209 Required)
Please check here again in August 2017 for the application packet.

Track 2 - Fall Admission Deadline - June 15 (NUR209 Exempted)
Please check here again in April 2017 for the application packet.




PROSPECTIVE TRANSFER STUDENTS


To view a listing of transfer requirements and the transfer policy, please view the online College catalog.




The Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the Alabama State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
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NCLEX-RN Pass Rate:
For the Alabama Board of Nursing reporting period of October 1, 2015, to September 30, 2016, 89.1% of graduates who took the NCLEX-RN passed on the first attempt.

Program Completion Rate:
The program completion rate for the graduating class of 2016 was 65.9%.

Employment Rate:
94.5% of those who graduated in May 2016 were employed in nursing by September 30, 2016.



More Information:

Brittney Humphres, Director of Nursing Education
bhumphres@nwscc.edu
256-331-6207 / 5337