Gadsden State Community College

Health Sciences Division

College Type: At least 2 but less than 4 years, Public

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LPN Program

Gadsen State Community College offers practical nursing program at the Valley Street Campus, the Gadsden State Cherokee and at the McClellan Center. The Valley Street Campus admission starts in the fall and in the spring semesters. For the McClellan centre and Gadsden State Cherokee, admission is in the fall.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the practical nursing program is very competitive. Applicants must meet the general admission requirement of the college. Additionally minimum 2.5 grade point average and official score on Test of Essential Academic Skills Version, TEAS V are other key requirements.

Course Structure

The curriculum offered to students of practical nursing program is tailored to teach them both general and nursing skills. A total of 49 hours are required for completion of the program.

The courses taught include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Health Assessment
  • Introduction to Pharmacology
  • Adult Nursing 
  • Maternal & Child Nursing 
  • Adult & Child Nursing 
  • Psychosocial Nursing
  • Role Transition for the Practical Nurse
State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate (3 years): 97.83%
Average number of students tested annually: 58
Program accreditations: NLNAC
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX PN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX PN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Gadsden State Community College as reported by Alabama state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 46 93.5 90.26
2011 58 100 88.43
2010 68 100 85.21
2009 60 98.3 89.47

ADN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Program Name: Associate Degree (Registered Nursing)
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 87.07%
Average number of students tested annually: 92
Program accreditations: NLNAC
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Gadsden State Community College as reported by Alabama state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 99 82.8 90.26
2011 93 89.2 88.43
2010 83 89.2 85.21
2009 68 97.1 89.47

LPN to ADN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Program Name: LPN to RN Mobility
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 87.07%
Average number of students tested annually: 92
Program accreditations: NLNAC
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Gadsden State Community College as reported by Alabama state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 99 82.8 90.26
2011 93 89.2 88.43
2010 83 89.2 85.21
2009 68 97.1 89.47

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Gadsden State Community College
1001 George Wallace Dr
Gadsden, AL 35903