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Licensed Practical Nursing Immediate Impact Program powered by Baptist Health

Licensed Practical Nursing Immediate Impact Program powered by Baptist Health

The LPN Immediate Impact Program was developed as an institutional collaboration between Trenholm State Community College and Baptist Health. This is a Stand-Alone Practical Nursing program and will follow the established nursing curriculum. Cohorts enrolled in the LPN Immediate Impact program will receive didactic instruction and clinical education within the Institute for Patient Safety and Medical Simulation Building along with other affiliated Baptist Health facilities.

It is the intent that, while enrolled in the program, a certain number of TSCC students will be or shall become employees of Baptist Health. Last Dollar Scholarships are offered to Baptist Health employees. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Allen Kennedy, Director of Human Resources, Baptist Health: akennedy@baptistfirst.org for more information.

The new application for the Fall 2024 Baptist LPN Immediate Impact Program Cohort will be available on March 29, 2024. The deadline for application submission is by noon, May 10, 2024. Prerequisite courses, ACT score or TEAS score, and any other required documents must be completed/submitted by 5pm, August 7, 2024, for consideration for the fall 2024 cohort. Applicants who are accepted into the program will receive an acceptance letter which will include additional information and a mandatory orientation date. Fall 2024 classes will begin on August 23, 2024.

The new application for the Spring 2025 Baptist LPN Immediate Impact Program Cohort will be available on August 30, 2024. The deadline for application submission is by noon, September 30, 2024. Prerequisite courses, ACT score or TEAS score, and any other required documents must be completed/submitted by 5pm, December 16, 2024, for consideration for the spring 2025 cohort. Applicants who are accepted into the program will receive an acceptance letter which will include additional information and a mandatory orientation date. Spring 2025 classes will begin on January 10, 2025.

All applicants must first apply for admission to Trenholm State Community College. All applicants must first be unconditionally admitted to the College before applying to the nursing program

  • Instructions for proper completion and submission of the application will be detailed on the application.
    Although the nursing application must be submitted by May 10, 2024, all pre-requisite courses, ACT score or TEAS score, and any other required documents must be completed/submitted by 5pm, August 7, 2024. The completed pre-requisite courses must be on the applicant’s transcript(s) and submitted to the program. ALL transcripts must be included in the application packet and/or submitted by the August deadline.

  • The NEW APPLICATION must be used for application to the LPN Immediate Impact Program. Previous applications will not be accepted. No application packets will be accepted after the deadline.

  • Please look at the checklist provided in the application to ensure that your application is complete. Any partial and/or multiple submissions will be discarded.

  • Official score on ACT National or Residual with a minimum composite score of 18 OR a minimum score of 58 on the TEAS test is the minimum requirement for application to the LPN Immediate Impact Program and there are no exceptions. The ACT composite score has no time limit. The TEAS test score must be 3 years or less from the application deadline date. ACT Superscores are not accepted by the Nursing program.

  • Pre-requisite courses must be completed prior to entering the nursing program. The completed pre-requisite courses must be on the applicant’s transcript(s). ALL transcripts must be included in the application packet by the final deadline.

  • All math (MTH) and science (BIO) pre-requisite courses must be taken within 5 years of application to the Nursing program.

  • All pre-requisite courses, other minimum requirements for application, and additional information can be found on this webpage. All applicants must be unconditionally accepted by TSCC prior to applying to the Nursing program.

The Stand-Alone Practical Nursing program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and proficiencies to provide safe and effective bedside nursing care within the scope of practice of licensed practical nurses. Students are instructed in the provision of nursing care for clients through their lifespan. Clinical experiences are provided at area hospitals and healthcare agencies in adult health, maternal health, child health, orthopedics, geriatrics, psychiatric and other areas of nursing practice.

The Stand-Alone Practical Nursing program is open to men and women; few careers match the versatility, satisfaction, and longevity afforded by a nursing career. Students who have satisfactorily completed the program when meeting eligibility requirements by a licensure board may sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing. The Stand-Alone Practical Nursing program has a competitive admissions process.

  1. Application and deadline dates will be posted on the College website. This nursing program option accepts a class twice per year (fall and spring).
  2. Complete and submit a college application to Trenholm State Community College, if not currently enrolled (can be submitted online).
  3. Official transcripts from all colleges attended must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
  4. Students must be in good standing with the college including a minimum overall, cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  5. Official results of the ACT (minimum of 18 composite score national or residual is required) OR a minimum score of 58 on the TEAS test must be submitted to the Registrar’s office with a copy attached to the nursing application. The ACT composite score has no time limit. The TEAS test score must be 3 years or less from the application deadline date. The writing component of the ACT is not required for consideration of admission to the nursing option/program.
  6. Take the ACCUPLACER placement examination as indicated (exceptions may apply).
  7. Prerequisites for the program are:
    • *English Composition I (ENG101) Not required prior to applying.
    • *Speech (SPH106 or 107) Not required prior to applying.
    • Intermediate College Algebra (or higher-level math) (MTH100)
    • Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO201)
    • Anatomy & Physiology II (BIO202)
    • *Human Growth & Development (PSY210) Not required prior to applying.

If NOT taken prior to entering the nursing program:

ORI 101 (Orientation to College) and *ENG 101 must be taken before the conclusion of the first semester of the Stand-Alone LPN program. SPH 106 or 107 and PSY 210 must be taken before the conclusion of the second semester of the Stand-Alone LPN program. Courses must be completed with a “C” or above to continue in the nursing program.

  1. A completed Trenholm State LPN Immediate Impact Program nursing application must be submitted electronically when they become available. The nursing program has modified its application process, students can no longer hand deliver or mail-in their nursing application. No applications will be accepted after the deadline for submission. Nursing applications mustinclude the following:
    • Unofficial and complete copies of all transcripts
    • Unofficial copy of your ACT Composite score OR TEAS score
    • Application packet checklist
    • ACCS Essential Eligibility Criteria form
  2. Must meet the Essential Functions for nursing. Once accepted to the nursing program, the essential functions document must have the signature and date of view of medical personnel (e.g.MD, DO, NP). The requirements for meeting essential functions for the nursing program can be requested from students periodically during the nursing option/program as indicated. If a nursing student cannot meet the essential functions requirements with or without reasonable accommodations, the student may be withdrawn from the nursing program.

Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the nursing program.

Upon acceptance to the Stand-Alone Nursing program, you will be asked to provide a copy of the following current documents on the Nursing Orientation Day:

  • Current CPR – American Heart Association
  • Two-step TB skin test
  • Influenza Vaccination
  • Drug Urine Screen
  • Physical Examination per MD, DO or CRNP
  • Background Check – (information document attached)
  • Essential Functions Form signed by an MD, DO, or CRNP
  • Immunization Titers: MMR and Varicella
  • HBV vaccination (number 1) for a series of 3. A titer must be drawn after the 3rdHBV vaccine.
  • TDAP
  • Health Care Insurance Card (If you do not have health care insurance, you will be asked to sign a release waiver).

Practical Nursing (Certificate)

The Certificate Option consists of three (3) sequential semesters

First Semester
Theory
Lab
Clinic
Hours
NUR 112 – Fundamentals Concepts of Nursing
4
2
1
7
ORI 101 – College Orientation
1
0
0
1
ENG 101 – English Composition I
3
0
0
3
Total Hours:
11
Second Semester
Theory
Lab
Clinic
Hours
NUR 113 – Nursing Concepts I
4
1
3
8
PSY210- Human Growth and Development
3
0
0
3
SPH 106 or 107 - Speech
3
0
0
3
Total Hours:
14
Third Semester
Theory
Lab
Clinic
Hours
(NUR 114/115 are co-requisites)
NUR114 – Nursing Concepts II
5
0
3
8
NUR115 – Evidence-based Clinical Reasoning
1
0
1
2
Total Hours:
10

Frequently Asked Questions

Tuition & Fee Schedule

You can find tuition rates on our Tuition & Fee schedule

Important Dates

Refer to the College Calendar for all important dates.

ACCUPLACER Testing

The answer is yes, unless you qualify for exemption.

Contact Us

Program Contact

Debra Lett, PhD, MSN, MPA, RN
Director of Nursing Programs
334-420-4497
dlett@trenholmstate.edu

Sheryl Gates, DNP, RN
Nursing Faculty
334-747-7230
sgates@trenholmstate.edu

Cheryl Taylor, MSN, BSN, RN
Nursing Faculty
334-420-7477
ctaylor@trenholmstate.edu

Program Site

Institute for Patient Safety and Medical Simulation
855 East South Blvd.
Montgomery, AL 36116

Baptist Resource Center
2001 East South Blvd.
Montgomery, AL 36116

Approved by:
Alabama Board of Nursing


Accredited by:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
404-975-5000 Atlanta, Georgia 30326
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