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Associate Degree Nursing (Registered Nursing)

Join the fast-paced world of nursing with an ADN Degree from Alabama Southern.

TEAS test dates are now available (Aug. 29th). To register please go to the atitesting.com website. If you have any trouble with your registration, please contact Regina Johnson at 251-575-8285 or Lynn Counselman, 334-637-3157.

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program is designed to prepare registered nurses to deliver nursing care in a variety of settings. The graduating nurse will be able to provide nursing care in the hospital, long-term care, clinics, community health, and other health-related facilities. Upon completion of the nursing program, an Associate in Applied Science Degree is awarded by the college. Nursing graduates may apply to take the National Council Licensing Exam-RN (NCLEX-RN) upon graduation.

Alabama Southern is your best choice for pursuing an ADN degree. You will have the advantage of learning from qualified instructors in small classes where you will receive individual attention and assistance. You'll also have the advantage of working in some of the best-equipped labs in the state. Alabama Southern's instructors teach to individual learning styles, and our nursing graduates traditionally have a high NCLEX-RN pass rate.

For all ASCC Nursing Program Application material please see the Document Upload section under Nursing.

ADN Admission Requirements

Minimum admission standards for the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program includes:

  1. Unconditional admission to Alabama Southern Community College.
  2. Receipt of completed application for the ADN Nursing Program by March 1st.
  3. Receipt of high school transcript or copy of GED certificate and all prior official college transcripts.
  4. Minimum of 2.5 GPA (based on the last 24 credit hours) for students with previous college work.
  5. Minimum of 2.5 high school GPA for students without prior college work (GED acceptable).
  6. Student must be eligible for English 101, Math 100, and Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO 201) as determined by Alabama Southern Community College policy.
  7. Good standing with Alabama Southern Community College.
  8. Meeting the essential functions or technical standards required for nursing.
  9. You must have completed the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) prior to application. The TEAS test must have been taken within the last 3 years prior to admission. This test may be repeated only after a 6 week time period has lapsed.

Nursing Curriculum

Generic Curriculum Plan
*Prerequisite: BIO 103 or Satisfactory Performance on ACS approved placement exam

 Fall Semester- Year 1   Credit Hours
 MTH 100- Mathematical Applications

 3

 BIO 201- Human Anatomy & Physiology I

     4

 NUR 102- Fundamentals of Nursing

   6

 NUR 103- Health Assessment

     1

 NUR 104- Introduction to Pharmacology

   1

 Total Hours

15

 Spring Semester- Year 1  
 ENG 101- English

3

 BIO 202- Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

 NUR 105- Adult Nursing

8

 NUR 106- Maternal and Child Nursing

5

 Total Hours

  20

Summer Semester  
PSY 200- Psychology 

3

BIO 220- Microbiology 

4

NUR 201- Nursing Through the Lifespan I 

5

Total Hours 

12

Fall Semester- Year II  
SPH 106/107/116- Speech 

3

PSY 210- Human Growth and Development 

3

NUR 202- Nursing Through the Lifespan II 

6

Total Hours 

12

Spring Semester- Year II  
CIS 130/146- Computer Application

3

NUR 203- Nursing Through the Lifespan III

6

NUR 204- Transition Into Nursing Practice (Preceptor 3:1) 

4

Total Hours 

13

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. After meeting all requirements, applicants are rank-ordered using a point system based on TEAS score, Quality points from selected college (i.e., BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 220) or high school curricula (i.e. Algebra II, highest level Biology, Chemistry).  Additional points will be awarded for students currently enrolled or for students who have previously completed college credits.

THIS CURRICULUM IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

Upward Mobility:  ADMISSION CRITERIA

  1. Unconditional admission to Alabama Southern Community College.
  2. Receipt of completed application for the Upward Mobility Nursing Program by November 1st for Spring entry Track 1 - For students who completed the Standardized ACS Nursing curriculum more than 2 years prior to application for admission to Career Mobility or for students who have graduated from any other PN curriculum and March 1st for Summer entry Track 2 - For students completing the Standardized ACS Nursing curriculum within the previous 2 years.  Students must meet progression criteria for NUR 201.  If you have completed LPN curriculum in the last two years NUR 200 will not be required.
  3. Receipt of high school transcript or copy of GED certificate and all prior official college transcripts.
  4. Minimum of 2.5 GPA (based on the last 24 credit hours) from previous college work.
  5. Good standing with Alabama Southern Community College.
  6. Meeting the essential functions or technical standards required for nursing.
  7. You must have completed the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) prior to application. The TEAS test must have been taken within the past 3 years prior to admission.
  8. Graduation from a State Board of Nursing approved PN Program.
  9. Current Alabama license to practice as an LPN.

 

Admission to the Upward Mobility 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.  After meeting all requirements, applicants are rank-ordered using a point system based on TEAS score, Quality points from selected college (i.e., BIO 220, PSY 200, PSY 210).  Additional points will be awarded for students currently enrolled or for students who have previously completed college credits.

 

 

Upward Mobility: Program Curriculum

Prerequisites for Program Entry: 

Hours

ENG 101- English Composition I 

3

MTH 100- Mathematical Application 

3

BIO 201- Anatomy & Physiology I 

4

BIO 202- Anatomy & Physiology II 

4

Total Hours 

14

* Prerequisites must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Spring Semester   
NUR 200- Concepts of Career Mobility Assessment

6

Summer Semester   
PSY 200- Psychology 

 3

BIO 220- General Microbiology

 4

NUR 201- Nursing Through the Lifespan I

5

Total Hours

12

Fall Semester   
SPH 106/107/116- Speech 

3

PSY 210- Human Growth & Development 

3

NUR 202- Nursing Through the Lifespan II

6

Total Hours

12

Spring Semester   
CIS 130/146- Computer Applications 

3

NUR 203- Nursing Through the Lifespan III

6

NUR 204- Transition for the Registered Nurse (Preceptor 3:1) 

4

Total Hours  13

Note to students interested in the Nursing Upward Mobility Program:
Students applying for admission to career mobility tracks will be assessed and placed in rank order prior to admission into NUR 200.
* Track 1 - For students who completed the Standardized ACS Nursing curriculum more than 2 years prior to application for admission to Career Mobility or for students who have graduated from any other PN curriculum. There will be a limited number of available slots. The number of slots available in NUR 200 and NUR 201 will be at the discretion of each college.
* Track 2 - For students completing the Standardized ACS Nursing curriculum within the previous 2 years. Students must meet progression criteria for NUR 201. The number of slots available will be at the discretion of each college. 

Note: Admission requirements are subject to change due to statewide standardization of nursing programs. Please contact Dr. Brenda Rigsby, Division Chair of the Associate Degree in Nursing program (251-575-8238 or brigsby@ascc.edu) for any updates or changes, as well as any questions regarding the ADN program of study.

THIS CURRICULUM IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

ADN to BSN Opportunity

Alabama Southern has partnered with the University of Alabama- Capstone College of Nursing to offer an ADN to BSN (Bachelor's of Science in Nursing) degree for registered nurses (RN) who wish to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Students may obtain a BSN from the University of Alabama through distance education classes.

Note: Admission requirements are subject to change due to statewide standardization of nursing programs. Please check with the Division Chair of Nursing for any updates or changes.

Program Accreditation: The Associate Degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and/or ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NW, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, P: (404) 975-5000.