ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING (CIP: 51.3801)
The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program at Wallace Community College Selma is designed to prepare students to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and to become professional nurses prepared to meet the health care needs of individuals of all ages at any point on the health-illness continuum. The ADN curriculum incorporates general academic courses in addition to the nursing courses. Methods of instruction within the nursing courses include classroom instruction, laboratory experiences, and guided clinical experiences in varied health care agencies. ADN graduates are prepared to fulfill entry level positions as staff nurses and may be employed in a variety of settings such as outpatient clinics, hospitals, long term care facilities, physician’s offices, and home health care agencies. Salaries are varied, dependent upon location, job description, skill, and individual attributes.
PRACTICAL NURSING (CIP 51.3901)
The Practical Nursing Program offers educational opportunities that allow persons to complete their goals of becoming Licensed Practical Nurses prepared to practice safe, ethical bedside nursing in a structured care setting under the direct supervision of the registered nurse and/or physician or dentist. Students are prepared to function within guidelines established by the Alabama Board of Nursing.
NURSING ASSISTANT (CIP: 51.1614)
The primary purpose of the Nursing Assistant Program (NAS) at WCCS is to prepare persons for employment in the long term and home health care settings at the entry level position. The program meets the training requirements mandated by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA). It is approved by the Alabama Department of Public Health, Division of Certification and Licensure. The program requires one semester for completion.
The Associate Degree and the Practical Nursing Programs of WCCS are approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing.
Alabama Board of Nursing
RSA Plaza Suite 250
770 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, Al 36130-3900
Wallace Community College Selma is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and our nursing programs have continuing accreditation status by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, INC. (ACEN). Further questions about each program can be directed to the ACEN.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Web Site: http://www.acenursing.org
Approved by: Department of Public Health
Nursing Assistant (NAS)
EKG and Phlebotomy certifications are through American Healthcare Association
Nursing Assistant (NAS) certification is through NACES.