Northwest Shoals Community College - Muscle Shoals

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


LPN Program

The program has approval from the Alabama Board of Nursing. After graduating students may apply to take the (NCLEX-PN) examination. Admission to the program is usually in the fall semester. The program lasts for three semesters.

To be eligible for admission, applicants should meet the minimum admission requirements set by the college. Some of the requirements include a minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA on all college work attempted or a minimum 2.5 high school GPA for students without college work. Eligibility for English 101 and Math 116 as set by the college. An applicant must also have completed the TEAS V entrance exam. Due to the competitiveness of the program, the college may adjust or use additional criteria to admit students.

The deadline for application to the program is April 1st. Applicants must be willing to undertake a drug screening test and also criminal background check. For the 2013-2014 academic year, the PN application deadline is April 15, 2013.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate (3 years): 100%
Average number of students tested annually: 16
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
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 Northwest Shoals Community College - Muscle Shoals as reported by Alabama state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 9 100 90.26
2011 16 100 88.43
2010 23 100 85.21
2009 17 100 89.47

Northwest Shoals Community College - Muscle Shoals
800 George Wallace Blvd
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661