Southern Union State Community College

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

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LPN Program

The LPN program offered at Wadley campus is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing. Upon admission, students need to study for duration of 1 year to successfully complete the program. The academic year is structured to entail a total of 49 semester hours that are subdivided amongst three semesters. The three semesters are for course works only.

The program has various courses that are a prerequisite in order to get the certificate. The core courses are:

  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Adult nursing
  • Maternal and Child Nursing
  • Psychosocial Nursing
  • Adult/Child Nursing and
  • Role transition

The core course give the student a strong foundation that is required to work as a practical nurse. Furthermore role transition is structured to enable students manage a smooth transition from a student to a professional nurse without difficulties.

The program is open to anybody who meets the minimum requirements. All applicants must be willing to undergo a criminal background check and drug screening. This is in line with the requirements set forth by agencies used for clinical rotations. Students must apply to the college and to the practical pursing program by the 1st of February.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate (3 years): 96.43%
Average number of students tested annually: 28
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 Southern Union State Community College as reported by Alabama state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 31 93.5 90.26
2011 28 100 88.43
2010 24 95.8 85.21
2009 19 100 89.47

ADN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 91.6%
Average number of students tested annually: 116
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 Southern Union State Community College as reported by Alabama state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 129 89.9 90.26
2011 96 93.8 88.43
2010 123 91.1 85.21
2009 113 94.7 89.47

Southern Union State Community College
750 Roberts St
Wadley, AL 36276