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NW-SCC Associate Degree Nursing Program


Spring Admission - October 15 (NUR200 required)
Summer Admission - February 15 (NUR200 exempted)

LPN to RN Requirement Checklist
LPN to RN Application

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.

MOBILITY OPTION: Students applying to the mobility option:

1. Must have a minimum of a 2.50 grade point average (GPA) calculated on last 24
semester hours of completed coursework at NW-SCC. Students without previous
coursework at NW-SCC must enter College on clear academic status and have a
minimum of a 2.50 grade point average (GPA) calculated on last 24 semester
hours of completed coursework.

2. Must have completed BIO 201, BIO 202, ENG 101, and MTH100 (Intermediate College Algebra) or higher level math with a grade of "C" or higher.

3. Must possess and maintain a current, active, and unencumbered Alabama LPN license. Proof must be on file.

4. Must be a graduate of a state approved school of practical nursing. Proof must be on file.

5. Must have taken the TEAS V entrance test within three years of application deadline (must have official scores).


Spring Admission - October 15 (NUR200 required)
Summer Admission - February 15 (NUR200 exempted)

Graduates of the approved Alabama College System PN standardized curriculum may be eligible to enter the ADN program during the third semester within taking NUR200 if graduation occurred within the previous two years. All other Licensed Practical Nurses must successfully complete NUR200.


A Completed Application Must Include the Following Items:

1. Completed NW-SCC Application for Admission

*2. Completed Nursing Program Application

3. All High School Transcripts or GED

4. All College Transcripts

*5. Proof of current active unencumbered Alabama LPN license

*6. A copy of the scores verifying completion of TEAS V entrance test current within three years of application deadline.

*Items 2, 5, and 6 should be delivered to the NW-SCC Nursing Program on the Phil Campbell Campus. All other items should be delivered to the Admissions Office on either campus.

Preference will be given to graduates of Northwest-Shoals Community College LPN program.

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.

The general education courses are offered on both the Shoals and Phil Campbell campuses. The general education courses can be taken before or during the program but taken no later than the semester specified in the curriculum plan*. If a student has major responsibilities such as family or work; has been away from school for several years; or does not have a strong academic record, taking the general education courses prior to entry is recommended. Successful completion of science and other courses prior to application will result in higher ranking score and improve the chance of being admitted. Prior credit for general education courses does not shorten the length of the nursing curriculum due to sequencing of the nursing courses.

Meeting the Alabama College System Nursing Program Essential Functions required for nursing.

Complete drug testing (both yearly, random, and/or for cause at student's expense) as directed by Health Studies Division. Further information in writing regarding required drug testing is available from the Health Studies Division.

  Applicants will be notified in writing by the ADN office of acceptance into the ADN program.


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