About the school
Southern Union State Community College was formed through the amalgamation of the Opelika State Technical College and Southern Union State Junior College on August 12, 1993. The College has its main campus in Wadley and additional campuses at Valley and Opelika, the previous site of Opelika State Technical College, and a downtown Opelika site. It is classified as a public two-year college; Southern Union State mainly serves the central region of Alabama. The institution is notable for its open-door policy to prospective students via its three campuses.
The Associate Degree in Nursing program is designed for completion in two years. Students are admitted twice a year: in the fall and the spring.
Students, however, have the option of finishing half the program and get a certificate or diploma in Practical Nursing (PN), then take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Otherwise, they complete the program and take the NCLEX-RN exam to become licensed as Registered Nurses (RNs).
There are two variants of the ADN program. Students who already work as LPNs can enroll in the LPN to RN Mobility program to further their standing and earning potential in the nursing field. Similarly, the Paramedic to RN Mobility option is for practicing paramedics. LPN to RN Mobility students are admitted for the fall semester, while Paramedic to RN Mobility students are admitted for the spring. ADN students attend classes at the Opelika Campus. PN students, on the other hand, go to the Wadley Campus.Southern Union State Community College is accredited by National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and Alabama Board of Nursing.
Annual In-State Cost of Attendance: $13,071
Annual Out-of-State Cost of Attendance: $16,235
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
(Please note that admission requirements and procedures may change without prior notice. Please check with Health Sciences Division and/or website for updates prior to applying. )
In addition to the general admission requirements of the College, admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program requires:
-unconditional admission to the College.
-minimum 2.5 grade point average (gpa) calculated on last 24 semester credit hours of completed coursework with clear academic status at SUSCC.
-transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions attended.
-eligibility for English 101 and Math 100 and satisfaction of the College reading requirement.
-official score on ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) version V.
-submission of application for Associate Degree Nursing Program by deadline.
READ DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY AS INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program is competitive, and the number of students admitted is limited by the number of clinical facilities available. After meeting minimal requirements, applicants are rank-ordered for acceptance using a points system based on score on TEAS v.5 and quality points from selected college courses. Students who have completed 12 credit hours of required academics for nursing at SUSCC are awarded 10 additional points towards admission.
Meeting minimal requirements does not guarantee acceptance.
Southern Union College
1701 Lafayette Pkwy
Opelika, AL 36801
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To whom ever this may concern, if I just received my LPN license in December and I have taken all other classes required, how long would it take me to receive my RN through your program if I got accepted this fall? I heard two semesters but I don’t know if I was told wrong.