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  • Chattahoochee Valley Community College (CVCC) Health Science Division

    Chattahoochee Valley Community College offers an accredited program leading to an Associate of Applied Science degree and state licensure as a Registered Nurse as well as the LPN to RN nursing program.

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    • Accreditations ACEN Accredited
    • Location Phenix City, Alabama
    • Programs ASN/ADN, LPN, Other
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    Chattahoochee Valley Community College, a public institution, was established in 1974.
     

    Associate Degree of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS) - Direct Entry

    Effective Fall 2016, the Practical Nursing (PN) and ADN programs were combined. There is no longer a separate PN program or a separate PN application. The program starts each fall semester.

    Stackable credentials include a nursing assistant certificate of completion, a practical nursing certificate, and Associate Degree in Applied Science in nursing. A Practical Nursing (PN) certificate is awarded to students who complete the first 3 semesters of the nursing curriculum which consists of 45 credit hours, including 20 credit hours of general education and 25 credits of nursing core courses. The student will be able to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination - PN exam, then become eligible for LPN licensure in his/her individual state.

    The Associate Degree in Applied Science Nursing program enables the student to complete a 5-semester curriculum leading to an Associate Degree in Applied Science in nursing. Completion of the 66 credit hours, including 27 credit hours of general education and 39 credit hours of nursing core courses will be graduation requirements. After successfully completing the curriculum, the student will be qualified to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination: NCLEX-RN.

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    • Minimum 18 ACT composite score
    • Minimum 2.5 GPA - nursing required academic core courses
    • Minimum 2.5 GPA cumulative high school GPA for students without prior college courses
    • Eligible for ENG101, BIO201, MTH100

    Students who are conditionally accepted into the nursing program will be required to submit the following items (not all inclusive):

    • Student malpractice insurance
    • Personal health insurance
    • Current annual physical form
    • Negative PPD or normal chest x-ray (if PPD is positive) and PPD waiver
    • Current immunization status - Influenza or Influenza waiver
    • Current MMR, Hepatitis B, Varicella/chicken pox, Tetanus status
    • American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR certification
    • Negative Drug Screen
    • Clear criminal background check

    Mobility Program for the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN-RN)

    The mobility program enables the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to complete a 3-semester curriculum that leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree. For graduation requirements, students must complete a total of 66 credit hours, including 27 credit hours of general education and 24 credit hours of nursing core courses. Students required to complete NUR209 will receive an additional 25 credits.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What are the prerequisite courses for the Mobility Program?

    Prerequisite courses include: ENG 101, MTH 100-Intermediate College Algebra (or higher), BIO 201/BIO 202, SPH 106 or SPH 107-Speech, PSY 210.

    What are the differences between the ADN/LPN Mobility programs?

    The ADN, or Associate Degree Nursing program, is a two year program preparing students for the Registered Nursing examination and subsequent state RN licensure.  At the completion of this program, graduates will be awarded the Associate Degree in Applied Science (ADN/AAS) and be eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination: NCLEX-RN leading to state RN licensure.

    The Mobility program enables the already licensed LPN to complete a one year (4 semester) curriculum leading to an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree.  At the completion of this program, graduates are then able to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination-RN and be eligible to receive an RN license in his/her state.

    I am currently licensed in another state. Will I need an Alabama LPN license before I can apply to the Mobility program?

    Yes. Initially, you may submit proof of application for permanent or temporary licensure. Once accepted, however, applicants will be required to provide proof of an active, unencumbered Alabama license.

    Accreditation and Approval

    The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) accredited the Associate Degree and Practical Nursing programs at Chattahoochee Valley Community College.

    Chattahoochee Valley Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

    The Alabama Board of Nursing approved the Associate Degree and Practical Nursing programs.

    2018 NCLEX Pass Rates

    ADN - 89.3%
    LPN - 100%

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