The Practical Nursing curriculum is available at two locations–the Wallace Campus in Dothan and the Sparks Campus in Eufaula. With a credential award of a program certificate, the Practical Nursing Program is three terms in length. Program admission is competitive and applications are accepted twice each year for entry in Fall or Spring semesters. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) provide bedside patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse, physician, or dentist. While providing direct patient care, the LPN is in a strategic position to observe the patient response to treatment and care. As an effective and contributing member of the nursing team, the LPN assists in implementing the patient’s care plan and in some settings, may be responsible for supervising nursing care delivery to a group of patients. After completing the Practical Nursing Program, graduates are eligible to make application for the NCLEX-PN exam.
The Practical Nursing Program is accredited through 2024 by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404-975-5000. In addition to ACEN accreditation, the Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing.