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|Dr. Shelia Marable
|Ms. Katrina Swain
|Dr. Rebecca Ephriam
|Dr. Ronald Cater
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mission of the Nursing program within the Department of Health
Professions is to prepare individuals in the art of caring in a high
touch and high technology learning environment to be employed in the
community as registered nurses, licensed practical nurses or
certified nursing assistants. Students are facilitated in
developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for
successful practice and are encouraged to pursue advanced education.
The Associate Degree Nursing program and
Practical Nursing program consist of a combination of general
education courses and nursing courses. Basic needs, as identified by
Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs, and the nursing process are the major
themes used to develop content within the curriculum. Nursing
courses include a classroom component where a variety of
methodologies are used to assist the student to identify scientific
principles in nursing. A clinical component is also included to
assist the student to apply the scientific principles to meet
individual client’s needs. Guided clinical experiences are offered
in hospitals, health agencies, and selected community agencies.
The Associate Degree Nursing program consists
of five (5) sequential semesters. In order to progress to another
nursing course, the student must earn a “C” or better in classroom
and “Satisfactory” in clinical. Students not satisfying these
requirements will fail to progress to the next nursing course.
However, based on availability of space and GPA, the student may be
considered for readmission to repeat the failed course.
Readmission is allowed only once during the entire nursing program.
There are two alternate admission procedures
in the ADN program. The first is designed for students without any
previous nursing experiences. This class is admitted in the fall and
summer semester (ADN Nursing program). Throughout the program,
general education courses are provided with client care experience in the hospitals and
community-based agencies. Day programs are admitted summer and fall,
and evening programs are admitted fall semester. The second is
designed with an advanced placement option for Licensed Practical
Nurses (LPN) with a minimum of 14 hours of college credits in
required general education courses. The prospective student is given
recognition for previous nursing knowledge and skills through the
NUR 200 (Nursing Career Mobility Assessment course (6). This prior
learning is reflected by awarding nursing credit hours. The class is
admitted in the Spring Semester (Mobility LPN to ADN program) and
consists of four (4) sequential semesters. The Practical Nursing
program consists of three (3) sequential semesters. A class is
admitted fall, spring, and summer semesters. An evening class is
admitted fall semester. Upon successful completion of the
programs in nursing, graduates are eligible to apply to write the
National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN
respectfully). The programs of nursing are approved by the Alabama
Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing
Accrediting Commission, Inc.