Southern Union State Community College

Nursing Programs

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

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
What is this?
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

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
What is this?

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1994 - Current
Specialized Accreditation
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
ACEN
06/01/1982 - Current

Overview

Campus LocaleRural: Remote
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
OwnershipPublic
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate57%

Admissions

100%

Acceptance Rate

Cost

$7,649

Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$6,810
30k to 48k$7,719
48k to 75k$8,653
75k to 110k$11,481
Over 110k$11,713
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Financial Aid & Loan

57%

Recipients

$4,373

Average Amount

Any grant or scholarship aid

43%

Recipients

$4,041

Average Amount

Pell grants

22%

Recipients

$4,654

Average Amount

Federal Student Loans

Students

4,683

Undergrads

0

Graduates

2,660

Women

2,023

Men

53%

Full-time

47%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
71%
Black/African American
22%
Asian
2%
Hispanic
2%
Race/ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races
1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0%
Non-resident alien
0%

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Southern Union State Community College
750 Roberts St
Wadley, AL 36276
(256) 395-2211