The Division of Nursing offers two points of exit within the nursing program. After successful completion of the third semester of the nursing curriculum, the student is awarded a certificate in practical nursing and may be eligible to apply for licensure as a practical nurse. After successful completion of the five semester nursing curriculum, the graduate is awarded an Associate in Applied Science-Associate Degree Nursing and may be eligible to apply for licensure as a registered nurse. Fees for the examination and the license are set by the testing and licensing authorities and are the responsibility of the student.
Students are referred to the Alabama Board of Nursing Administrative Code at the Alabama Board of Nursing website www.abn.state.al.us for “Grounds for Denial of a License”. Legal background questions are incorporated on the Alabama Board of Nursing application for a license. Applicants to whom these regulations may apply may contact the Board of Nursing for additional information. Upon successful completion of the NCLEX-PN or NCLEX-RN, the graduate will be able to practice as a beginning practitioner in his/her respective field of study.