Associate Degree Nursing Program
Nursing is a professional career that requires critical thinking skills. The field of nursing can provide emotional rewards and professional benefits. Nurses today are expected to maintain a caring and compassionate attitude while operating in intricate life-saving situations. They assist clients with lifestyle changes and promoting self-care for clients with chronic self-limiting health concerns. If you feel you are ready to advance your career, then the LPN to RN Mobility Program offers a unique opportunity for you.
- Excellent lab facilities.
- Excellent employer comments.
The Associate Degree Nursing program at Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook 2014-2015, the median annual earnings for a registered nurse is $65,470.
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the employment of registered nurses is expected to grow by 19% through 2022. The profession's employment will grow much faster than average. Registered nurses may work in hospitals, nursing homes, physicians' offices, schools, civil service, military service, home health, hospice, private duty, and industry.
Associate Degree Nurse
Minimum admission standards for the Associate Degree Nursing Program include:
- Unconditional admission to the college.
- Receipt of completed application for the Associate Degree Nursing Program by March 15.
- A minimum of 2.50 cumulative GPA on the last 24 credit hours for students with previous college work.
- Good standing with the college.
- Meeting the essential functions or technical standards required for nursing.
- Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) test. TEAS V is the current version of the test.
For progression into NUR 201 students:
- Must have a current unencumbered practical nursing license.
The prospective Associate Degree Nursing students are required to successfully complete prerequisites which include Orientation to College (ORI 101, 1 semester credit) Principles of Biology (BIO 103, 4 semester credit), English Composition I (ENG 101, 3 semester credit hours), Intermediate College Algebra (MTH 100, or Higher Level 3 credit hours), Human Anatomy and Physiology I (BIO 201, 4 credit hours) and, Human Anatomy and Physiology II (BIO 202, 4 credit hours) before consideration.