Calhoun Community College is a two-year learning institution situated in Decatur, Alabama, United States. Out of the Twenty-Seven (27) two-year institutions that make up the Alabama Community College System, Calhoun is a coeducational, open admission, comprehensive community college dedicated to providing education to individuals in its four-county service area.
The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing (ADN) course is a learning track that trains applicants to develop into registered nurses. Upon successful completion of the course, the alumnae will be qualified to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
The course is planned for five semesters and integrates both the general and nursing education classes required for the degree. It is expected that all courses must be followed in the order laid out in the curriculum plan and completed successfully too, though any or all of the general education requirements may be fulfilled in advance.
The Nursing Students here attend classes in the Health Sciences Center on the Decatur campus about three days in a week for up to six hours per day. This time is used for nursing lectures and to hone skills and proficiencies in the on-campus nursing laboratory.
Clinical training is offered at the area health care facilities every semester to augument the on-campus classes with varying number of hours for every nursing course. Experiences are mainly scheduled weekdays between the hours of 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Health facility assignments are based on the learning needs of the student, not geographical proximity to their home. Students must have reliable transportation, flexibility in their personal schedules, and the willingness to commute to hospitals throughout north Alabama.
Acceptance into the program is competitive. Prospective students are chosen for admission to the program based on their grade according to a point system.
Nursing programs have the full endorsement of the Alabama Board of Nursing and are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
Total program cost is USD $7,400 a year
Entrance to the nursing program is highly competitive, and the number of faculty and clinical facilities available also affect the number of students intake. Meeting least requirements does not guarantee acceptance
- Unconditional admission to the college.
- Receipt of completed application for admission to nursing program before published deadline
- A minimum of 18 ACT composite score National or Residual
- A minimum of 2.5 GPA for nursing required academic core courses (ENG 101, MTH 100 or higher, BIO 201, and BIO 202) and a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA at current, native institution or cumulative 2.0 in institution from which student is transferring
- A minimum of 2.5 GPA cumulative high school GPA for students without prior college courses (GED will be used if applicable)
- Meet the essential functions for nursing
- Eligible for ENG 101, BIO 201 and MTH 100
Selection Criteria for Nursing Programs
- ACT score. Possible 36 points with no time limit on when the test was taken.
- Points from Nursing required college courses (ENG 101, MTH 100 or higher, BIO 201 and BIO 202)
- Points for grades are as follows: A=3 points, B=2 points and C=0 points
- Additional 10 points awarded as determined by the individual college policy and procedure
Prerequisites for RN Bridge (must be completed prior to application):
- MTH 100 Intermediate College Algebra (or higher) 3 hours
- ENG 101 English Composition 3 hours
- BIO 201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 hours
- BIO 202 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 hours
- PSY 210 Human Growth & Development 3 hours
- SPH 106 or SPH 107 Speech 3 hours
Total Prerequisites: 20 credit hours
Calhoun Community College
6250 Hwy. 31 North, Tanner, AL 35671
Telephone: (256) 306-2500), (256-306-2794)
The office hours are Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Fridays.