The Associate Degree Nursing Education Program had an initial accreditation by the National League for Nursing in December 1967 and has maintained that status throughout the ensuing years. Since the inception of the program, more than 3,000 students have graduated from the Associate Degree Program. The program is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.
The Nursing Program has two options: a five-term daytime class plan of study (including summers) and a seven-term night/weekend plan. All the four campuses offer nursing program. Both program participants earn the Associate in Applied Science degree in preparation for the national exam for registered nurses. Candidates who complete a program can seek a variety of patient care jobs or continue their education for a higher nursing degree. Many of the classes required to attain the nursing degree can be taken completely or partially online.
About the school
Jefferson State Community College also known as Jeff State is component of the Alabama Community College System. It has over 120 university transfer programs all two-year duration. Jeff State equally offers 20 career programs and some of certificate programs.
The school has four campuses: Jefferson, St. Clair-Pell City, Shelby-Hoover, and Chilton-Clanton. The College offer classes to both daytime, evening and weekend students and classes are available on the internet, too. About ten thousand students are enrolled at Jeff State.
In-State Students $148 per credit hour
Out-of-State Students $265 per credit hour
Senior Adult Fees $ 31 per credit hour
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
- Unconditional admission to the college. Refer to the current college catalog for detailed requirements.
- Good standing with the college. Check with admissions to make sure there are no holds on your account.
- Meet the essential functions required for nursing.
- Completed nursing application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
- ALL official college transcripts must be mailed directly from the sending institution, including non-accredited schools, to Enrollment Services.
- Minimum of 18 ACT composite score National or Residual. No time limit on the score. ACT scores must be attached to the application. The only forms of documentation accepted are as follows:
- If the ACT National exam was taken, print off the results at www.act.org and attach to the application.
- If ACT was taken in high school, an original high school transcript showing the ACT score must be attached to the application.
- If the ACT Residual was taken, print the results from your student email account and attach to the application.
- Applications will be considered incomplete if no ACT score is attached to the application. Contact the testing center at (205) 856-7896 for information on available Residual ACT dates and times. Residual ACT results take 3-5 weeks to receive.
- Minimum of 2.5 GPA is required on a 4.0 scale based on the nursing* and required academic core courses. The core college courses are: ENG101, MTH100 or higher, BIO201, BIO202, BIO220, PSY210, SPH106 or 107 & Humanities elective. *refers to students that have been in the Jeff State nursing program. Only the first passing grade of C or higher is calculated.
- Minimum of 2.5 high school GPA for students without prior college work (GED acceptable instead of high school transcript).
- Full-Time Program only: must be eligible to enroll in ENG 101 or have taken ENG101 and must be eligible to enroll in MTH 100 or higher or have taken MTH 100 or higher. Refer to the current Jefferson State Community College catalog for course prerequisites or placement test score requirement. Note: MTH 116 is no longer accepted for the nursing program and is a lower math class than MTH 100.
- Part Time Program only: All general studies courses must be completed before admission to PT track. These include ENG 101, MTH100 or higher, BIO201, BIO202, SPH106 or 107, PSY210*, BIO220 & Humanities Elective.
- Admission to the program is not complete until the student has completed a background screen that is acceptable to affiliate agencies.
Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program is competitive, and the number of students is limited by the number of faculty and clinical facilities available. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.
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