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CACC to add Second Stand-Alone Practical Nursing Program


CACC to add Second Stand-Alone Practical Nursing Program

CACC to add Second Stand-Alone Practical Nursing Program

Alex City- The Coosa Valley School of Nursing at Central Alabama Community College recently received notice that initial accreditation was granted for the Practical Nursing Program. Currently, our Prattville campus houses the stand alone PN program which was started in January 2022. The program is now fully accredited and approved for financial aid.

“It is with great excitement that the Coosa Valley School of Nursing is able to meet healthcare partner needs with the opening of its newest stand-alone Practical Nursing program at the Childersburg campus in January 2023,” Dr. Jennifer Steele, CACC Health Science Program Administrator said.

With healthcare facility partnerships and input, a new stand-alone PN program will begin at the Childersburg location in January 2023. Students in the traditional nursing program will still be eligible to take their PN licensure exam after completion of their third nursing semester.

“With nursing shortages continuing throughout the state, the nursing program sought grants that have been instrumental in assisting with the start of its first stand-alone PN program at the Prattville campus. Similar grants were available in 2022. The nursing program is experiencing an increase in applicants with each admissions cycle. Opening another nursing program and option will allow more students access to a nursing career. We strive to take advantage of every opportunity that allows us to grow, expand, and improve."

“We are excited to be able to offer another stand-alone PN program on our Childersburg campus,” Jeff Lynn, president of CACC stated.

“Our main goals in nursing are to serve patients and our area healthcare partners. The main focus of nursing education at CACC is to prepare excellent nurses that will care for the patients and families of the communities we serve.”

For further information, please contact Brett Pritchard at 256-215-4254 or