Associate Degree Nursing

General Information & Program Requirements Prospective Entry Level Students Prospective LPN to RN Students Prospective Reinstatement Students Prospective Transfer Students

Current Nursing Students


The TEAS-V entrance exam will not be used for ADN program admission, effective Fall 2017-18 admission. For the Fall 2017-18 admission, ADN program applicants must have a minimum 18 ACT composite score (National or Residual). Applicants must also have a minimum of 2.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale based on the nursing required academic courses in order to apply to the ADN program.

View the Fall 2016 Edition of the Alabama Nurse

Nursing Faculty
Clinical Agencies

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.

Alabama Board of Nursing
RSA Plaza, Suite 250
770 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Phone: 334-242-4060
Fax: 334-242-4360

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
(formerly NLNAC)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000
Fax: 404-975-5020

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 2015 was 65.9%.

Employment Rate:
94.1% of those who graduated in May 2016 were employed in nursing by November 2016.

It is the official policy of the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education and Northwest-Shoals Community College that no person in Alabama shall on the grounds of race, color, disability, sex, religion, creed, national origin, or age, be excluded from participation, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment. The College complies with nondiscriminatory regulations under Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX Education Amendment of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.