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205.925.2515

F-205.929.3598

1100 Ninth Avenue NW

Bessemer, AL  35022

 

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205.925.2515

F-205.929.6316

3060 Wilson Road, SW

Birmingham, AL  35221

 

 

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Health Professions

 

 
Standard Associate Mobility LPN to Associate Standard Practical

Home Health Aide

Nursing Assistant

Dental Assisting - Degree

General Areas of Study

Emergency Medical Assistant

Dental Assisting - Short Certificate

 

 

 

Standard Associate Degree Nurse Curriculum

 

First Term

Course

Theory

Lab

Clinical

Credit

Contact

Mathematical Requirement

MTH 100 or higher

 

3

 

 

 

3

 

3

Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

*BIO 201

3

 

4

5

Fundamentals of Nursing 

NUR 102

3

2

1

6

12

Health Assessment

NUR 103

 

1

 

1

3

Introduction to Pharmacology

NUR 104

 

1

 

1

3

Term Total

9

5

1

15

26

Second Term

Course

Theory

Lab

Clinical

Credit

Contact

English 

ENG 101

 

3

 

 

 

3

 

3

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

BIO 202

3

1

 

4

5

Adult Nursing

NUR 105

5

1

2

8

14

Maternal and Child Nursing

NUR 106

4

 

1

5

7

Term Total

15

2

3

20

29

 Third Term

Course

Theory

Lab

Clinical

Credit

Contact

Psychology

PSY 200

3

 

 

3

3

Microbiology  

BIO 220

2

 2

 

4

6

Nursing Through the Lifespan I

NUR 201

3

 

 2

5

9

Term Total

8

2

2

12

18

 Fourth Term

Course

Theory

Lab

Clinical

Credit

Contact

Speech

SPH 106 or SPH 107 or SPH 116

3

 

 

3

3

Human Growth and Development  

PSY 210

3

 

 

3

3

Nursing Through the Lifespan II

NUR 202

3

 

 3

6

12

Term Total

9

 

3

12

18

Fifth Term

Course

Theory

Lab

Clinical

Credit

Contact

Human Elective

3

 

 

3

3

Nursing Through the Lifespan III

NUR 203

4

 

2

6

10

Role Transition for the Registered Nurse

NUR 204 (Preceptor 3:1)

2

 

 2

4

8

Term Total

9

 

4

13

21

 

Program TOTAL

Total Credit Hours

 

72 Hours

Total Contact Hours

 

1680

General Education Hours

 

30 Hours

Nursing Hours

 

42

 

NOTE:  Please be advised that Financial Aid WILL NOT cover (pay) the tuition of courses that students have already taken and have passed.  Therefore, if students wish to retake a course that they received a grade of:  "A", "B", "C", or "D" in, they can do so, but will be responsible for payment of the course. 

 

NOTE:  The federal; government views a grade of "D" as passing.  Lawson State nursing programs will not accept a grade of "D" as passing.  Students who receive a "D" in classes are required to retake the course if part of their degree requirements.  However, financial aid will not be applied.

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LPN TO ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSE CURRICULUM

 

Prerequisite Courses Prior to NUR 201:

  • MTH 116, MTH 100  or Higher Level Mathematical Applications (3 credit hours)

  • BIO 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I  (4 credit hours)

  • BIO 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credit hours)

  • ENG 101 English Composition (3 credit hours)

Must hold a valid unencumbered Alabama Practical Nursing License with documentation of employment and an LPN for a minimum of 500-clock hours within 12 months prior to admission.

 

*Courses must be taken within the last five years at the time of application.

 

Total Prerequisites:  14 credit hours prior to NUR 201

 

First Term

Course

Theory

Lab

Clinical

Credit

Contact

Nursing Career Mobility Assessment

NUR  200

3

 3

 

6

12

Term Total

3

3

 

6

12

Second Term

Course

Theory

Lab

Clinical

Credit

Contact

Psychology

PSY 200

3

 

 

3

3

Microbiology  

BIO 220

2

 2

 

4

6

Nursing Through the Lifespan I

NUR 201

3

 

 2

5

9

Term Total

8

2

2

12

18

Third Term

Course

Theory

Lab

Clinical

Credit

Contact

Speech

SPH 106 or SPH 107 or SPH 116

3

 

 

3

3

Human Growth and Development  

PSY 210

3

 

 

3

3

Nursing Through the Lifespan II

NUR 202

3

 

 3

6

12

Term Total

9

 

3

12

18

Fourth Term

Course

Theory

Lab

Clinical

Credit

Contact

Humanities Elective

3

 

 

3

3

Nursing Through the Lifespan III

NUR 203

4

 

2

6

10

Role Transition for the Registered Nurse

NUR 204 (Preceptor 3:1)

2

 

2

4

8

Term Totals

9

 

4

13

21

 

 Program TOTAL

Total Credit Hours

 

57

Total Contact Hours

 

1

General Education Hours

 

30

Nursing Hours

 

27

 

NOTE:  Please be advised that Financial Aid WILL NOT cover (pay) the tuition of courses that students have already taken and have passed.  Therefore, if students wish to retake a course that they received a grade of:  "A", "B", "C", or "D" in, they can do so, but will be responsible for payment of the course. 

 

NOTE:  The federal; government views a grade of "D" as passing.  Lawson State nursing programs will not accept a grade of "D" as passing.  Students who receive a "D" in classes are required to retake the course if part of their degree requirements.  However, financial aid will not be applied.

 

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Standard Practical Nurse Curriculum

 

First Term

Course

Theory

Lab

Clinical

Credit

Contact

Mathematical Requirement

MTH 116,  MTH 100 or higher level

 

3

 

 

 

3

 

3

Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

BIO 201

3

 

4

5

Fundamentals of Nursing 

NUR 102

3

2

1

6

12

Health Assessment

NUR 103

 

1

 

1

3

Introduction to Pharmacology

NUR 104

 

1

 

1

3

Term Total

9

5

1

15

26

 

Second Term

Course

Theory

Lab

Clinical

Credit

Contact

English 

ENG 101

 

3

 

 

 

3

 

3

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

BIO 202

3

1

 

4

5

Adult Nursing

NUR 105

5

1

2

8

14

Maternal and Child Nursing

NUR 106

4

 

1

5

7

Term Total

15

2

3

20

29

 

 Third Term

Course

Theory

Lab

Clinical

Credit

Contact

Adult /Child Nursing

NUR 107

5

 

3

8

14

Psychosocial Nursing  

BIO 220

2

 

1

3

5

Role Transition for the Practical Nurse

NUR 109

2

1

 

3

5

Term Total

9

1

4

14

24

 

 Program TOTAL

Total Credit Hours

 

49 Hours

Total Contact Hours

 

1185 Hours

General Education Hours

 

14 Hours

Nursing Hours

 

35

 

NOTE:  Please be advised that Financial Aid WILL NOT cover (pay) the tuition of courses that students have already taken and have passed.  Therefore, if students wish to retake a course that they received a grade of:  "A", "B", "C", or "D" in, they can do so, but will be responsible for payment of the course. 

 

NOTE:  The federal; government views a grade of "D" as passing.  Lawson State nursing programs will not accept a grade of "D" as passing.  Students who receive a "D" in classes are required to retake the course if part of their degree requirements.  However, financial aid will not be applied.

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HOME HEALTH AIDE

The Nursing Assistant program is a nine (9) semester hour certificate program that will prepare a person to work under the supervision of a RN or LPN and give direct patient or client care in home setting. Successful completion of the program allows eligibility to write the State Nursing Assistant Certification Examination.

COURSE NAME

COURSE DESCRIPTION

CREDIT HOUR

PSY 100 is a prerequisite for this program

WorkKeys pre-assessment is required

FIELD OF CONCENTRATION COURSES SEMESTER HOURS

NAS 113

Fundamentals of Home Health Care

5

NAS 114

Fundamentals of Home Health Care Clinicals

2

NAS 115

CPR and Basics First Aid

2

TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS FOR CERTIFICATE 9


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NURSING ASSISTANT

The Nursing Assistant program is a nine (9) semester hour certificate program that will prepare a person to work under the supervision of a RN or LPN and give direct patient or client care in a variety of health care settings. Successful completion of the program allows eligibility to write the State Nursing Assistant Certification Examination.

 

 

 

COURSE NAME

COURSE DESCRIPTION

CREDIT HOUR

PSY 100 is a prerequisite for this program

WorkKeys pre-assessment is required

FIELD OF CONCENTRATION COURSES SEMESTER HOURS

NAS 111

Fundamentals of Long-Term Care

5

NAS 112

Fundamentals of Long-Term Care Clinicals

2

NAS 115

CPR and Basics First Aid

2

TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS FOR CERTIFICATE 9

NAS100 is a Nursing Assistant course that will prepare a person to work under supervision of a RN or LPN and give direct patient or client care in a variety of health care settings. Successful completion of the program allows eligibility to write the State Nursing Assistant Certification Examination.


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DENTAL ASSISTING (DAT)

The mission of the Dental Assisting program is to provide the academic and clinical learning experiences that assist students in developing the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for successful and effective functioning in the biological, behavioral, and clinical aspects of dental assisting and to encourage graduates to continually seek personal and professional growth opportunities. The Dental Assisting program awards the certificate and offers an option to complete the Associate in Occupational Technologies degree.

Upon successful completion of the Dental Assisting program, students exhibit proficiency in office management skills, laboratory procedures, radiography, infection control, manipulation of dental materials, and the provision of patient care. Clinical experience is facilitated through internships at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, Veteran's Hospital, and private dental offices. The Dental Assisting program awards the certificate and the Associate in Occupational Technologies degree and is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, Council on Occupational Education, and the State Board of Dental Examiners. Graduates are eligible to write the national certification examination administered by the Dental Assisting National Board.

 

DENTAL ASSISTING

Associate in Occupational Technologies Degree

COURSE NAME

COURSE DESCRIPTION

CREDIT HOUR

Note: PSY 100 Orientation and WKO 107 Workplace Skills Preparation are required during the first semester of attendance for all students entering this program. The A.O.T. degree requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. The general education requirement for the A.O.T. degree is RDG 114 Critical Reading for College (Depending upon placement scores).

Minor: Business (BUS)

General Studies Courses Semester Hours

24

Area I Written Composition

3

ENG 101

English Composition I

3

Area II Humanities & Fine Arts

6

SPH 107

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

Humanities and Fine Arts Elective

3

Area III Natural Science & Mathematics

12

Two 1-hour PED activity courses

2

Natural Science Course

4

DPT 114

Microcomputer Applications

3

Select one of the following courses:

3

MTH 110

Finite Mathematics

 

MTH 112

Pre-Calculus Algebra

 

Area IV History, Social, & Behavioral Sciences

3

History, Social, or Behavioral Science Course

Select one of the following courses:

ECO 231

Principles of Macroeconomics

 

PSY 200

General Psychology

 

Area V

MajorDental Assisting Diploma

MinorOffice Administration

Select 12 credit hours from the following courses:

OAD 101

Beginning Keyboarding

3

OAD 104

Advanced Keyboarding

3

OAD 125

Basic Word Processing

3

OAD 130

Electronic Calculations

3

OAD 138

Records and Information Mgmt.

3

OAD 211

Medical Terminology

3

OAD 217

Office Management

3

OAD 218

Office Procedures

3

OAD 243

Spreadsheet Application

3

OAD 246

Office Graphics and Presentations

3

OAD 247

Special Projects

3


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DENTAL ASSISTING (DAT)

Certificate

General Studies Courses Semester Hours

COURSE NAME

COURSE DESCRIPTION

CREDIT HOUR

Communications:

ENG 101

English Composition I

3

Computers:

DPT 114

Microcomputer Applications

3

Mathematics:

*Select ONLY ONE mathematics course:

MTH 116

Mathematical Applications

3

(MTH116 is non-transferable)

MTH 100

Intermediate College Algebra

3

(recommended & transferable)

MTH 110

Finite Mathematics

3

Speech:

SPH 107

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

Field of Concentration Courses:

DAT 100

Introduction to Dental Assisting

2

DAT 101

Pre-Clinical Procedures

3

DAT 102

Dental Materials

3

DAT 103

Anat../ Phys. for Dental Assist.

3

DAT 104

Basic Sciences for Dental Assisting

2

DAT 112

Dental Radiology

3

DAT 113

Dental Health Education

2

DAT 115

Clinical Practicum I

5

DAT 116

Pre-Clinical Procedures Il

2

DAT 122

Clinical Practice II

4

DAT 123

Dental Assisting Seminar

4

DAT 124

Clinically Applied Infection Control & OSHA Standards

1

DAT 131

Business and Industrial Psychology for Dental Assisting

1


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EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT)

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program is designed to prepare individuals to provide basic health care assistance at the scene of an illness or traumatic injury.  EMT classes are offered day and evening hours. The Basic Level can be completed in one semester. The faculty is committed to providing academic and clinical learning experiences that will enable the student to develop the necessary knowledge, attitudes, and skills required of the EMT. Many graduates are employed by the Birmingham are Fire, Rescue and Ambulance Service. Program graduates use the knowledge and skills they obtain to prepare them to serve their communities in Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services. Program graduates are awarded a certificate and are eligible to take the National Registry of EMT Basic Examination. The Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education and the Alabama Department of Public Health approve the program.

Admission Criteria:

1. Meet all institutional requirements.

2. Meet the Essential Functions or Technical Standards required for EMS.

3. Receipt of completed application for the EMT-Basic program.

4. PSY100 is a prerequisite for this program.

5. Work-keys pre-assessment is required.


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Emergency Medical Technician

Short Certificate

COURSE NAME

COURSE DESCRIPTION

CREDIT HOUR

EMS116

EMS Basic Theory and Lab

9

EMS117

Basic Clinical Competencies

1

EMS234

Decision Making in EMS

3

Total Credit Hours:

13


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GENERAL STUDIES

HEALTH RELATED MAJORS

For additional health related majors, see the following listings under the General Studies listings within this catalog. Listings begin on page 83.

Other majors include the following:

Biology

Biomedical Engineering

Clinical Lab Sciences / Medical Tech

Pre-Dentistry

Exercise Science and Wellness

Health Education

Health Information Management

Health Promotion

Health Services

Laboratory Technology

Pre-Medicine

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Pre-Nursing

Pre-Occupational Therapy

Pre-Optometry

Pre-Osteopathic Medicine

Pre-Pharmacy

Pre-Physical Therapy

Pre-Speech Therapy

Public Safety and Health Administration

Radiologic Sciences

Rehabilitation Sciences

Respiratory Therapy/Cardio Science

Surgical Physician Assistant

Pre-Veterinary Medicine