The 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 the 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.
Practical Nursing 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 may apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). The Practical Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing. The program has a competitive admissions process.
Alabama Board of Nursing
770 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104 334-293-5200
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Student Achievement Data
Licensure Examination pass rate: 95.5% (Oct. 1, 2016-Sept. 30, 2017)
(First Time Test-Takers)
Student Completion Rate: 2016 Fall Cohort – 46%; 2017 Spring Cohort-50%
Graduates Obtaining Jobs: 2016 Fall Cohort-100%
Marilyn Whiting, Ed.D, MSN, RN
Director of Nursing