Page Header


Nurses at CandlelightingWelcome and thank you for your interest in our nursing programs. Below you will find links to information for each of our nursing programs.  Please contact the nursing department by phone (256-306-2794) with any questions about these programs. The Nursing Department is located on the Decatur Campus in the Health Sciences Center (click here to see campus maps) and is comprised of both the Associate Degree Nursing and Practical Nursing programs. 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.


Application for SPRING 2018 opens JULY 1 for TRADITIONAL DAY and RN BRIDGE for LPN & PARAMEDIC. Because of curriculum changes, the ‘Part-Time Evening Program’ is no longer offered for TRADITIONAL RN students. The TRADITIONAL RN program will be offered in the DAY format only with a Fall and Spring admission.  RN BRIDGE for LPN & PARAMEDIC program will be offered in evening classes for working healthcare professionals.  Please attend an Information Session to find out more!

Am I ready to be a nursing student?   Click here to take this short self-assessment to help you gauge your readiness for education in nursing.   

If you are a pre-nursing student, the Advising Centers are available to answer questions regarding program information, general education coursework, and admission requirements.  To request an advising session, please email

Nursing Information Sessions

Nursing Information Sessions will be held in Health Sciences Room 109 from 3:00-4:00pm on the following days: 

  • Tuesday, January 9th
  • Thursday, January 25th
  • Monday, February 12th
  • Tuesday, February 27th 
  • Monday, March 5th
  • Tuesday, March 20th 

Other Nursing Links:

Accreditation Status
Nursing programs have the full approval of the Alabama Board of Nursing and are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).  Accreditation  information  regarding  the  nursing  program  may  be obtained from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. Telephone: 404-975-5000.  See our ACEN Accreditation certificates.