Welcome to Health Professions at Lawson State Community College! 

The Health Professions Programs consist of a combination of general education courses and core courses. All programs include a classroom component where a variety of methodologies are used to assist the student to identify scientific principles in health care. 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.



Programs of Study:

   Associate Degree Nursing (RN)

   Practical Nursing (PN)

   Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aid

   Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS)

   Dental Assisting (DAT)

   Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

   Medical Radiologic Technology (RAD)




Health Professions Application Calendar
Opening and Ending Dates

Dates

Program

November 15, 2023

Nursing Associate Degree Application Period Begins (Summer Day)

November 15, 2023

Practical Nursing Application Period Begins (Summer Day)

January 15, 2024

Nursing Associate Degree Application Deadline (Summer Day)
January 15, 2024 Practical Nursing Application Period Deadline (Summer Day)
March 15, 2024 Nursing Associate Degree Application Period Begins (Fall Day and Evening)
March 15, 2024 Practical Nursing Application Period Begins (Fall Day)
March 15, 2024
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Application Period Begins (Fall)

April 1, 2024

Medical Radiologic Technology Application Period Begins (Fall)

April 1, 2024
Dental Assisting Program Application Period Begins (Fall)

May 15, 2024

Nursing Associate Degree Application Deadline (Fall Day and Evening)

May 15, 2024

Practical Nursing Application Period Deadline (Fall Day)

May 15, 2024

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Application Deadline (Fall)

June 1, 2024

Medical Radiologic Technology Application Deadline (Fall) 

June 30, 2024

Dental Assisting Application Deadline (Fall)




Programs Accreditation and Approvals:


Accreditation Commission for Nursing in Education
  • Associate Degree Program
  • Practical Nursing Program

Alabama Board of Nursing
  • Associate Degree Program
  • Practical Nursing Program

Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • Dental Assisting Program



COVID 19 Statement for Health Professions Programs

Lawson State Community College does not require students to show proof of vaccination.  However, as a Health Professions student, you may be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination for the purpose of attending clinicals. The specific requirements vary with each clinical facility. Here are some examples of what may be required:

  • Proof of vaccination (vaccination card)
  • Negative COVID-19 testing every 10 days
  • COVID Waiver

Students who are unable to comply with requirements warranted by the clinical facility face the possibility of not being able to attend clinical experiences.  Furthermore, students  who are unable to attend clinicals will not be able to complete the requirements for the Health Professions program.  When and if there are alternative opportunities available for clinicals, you will be placed there but this cannot be guaranteed. 


Contact information:


Dr. Sherika Derico, Associate Dean of Health Professions  
Email: sderico@lawsonstate.edu 
Phone: (205) 929-6437

Mrs. Tomeka Lewis, Administrative Assistant, Birmingham Campus
Email:  tlewis@lawsonstate.edu
Phone: 205-929-6329

Mrs. Dorothy Young, Administrative Assistant, Bessemer Campus
Email: dyoung@lawsonstate.edu
Phone: 205-929-3461