Wallace State Nursing holding information session April 24


HANCEVILLE, Ala. –  Wallace State Community College’s Department of Nursing Education will hold an Exploring Nursing at WSSCC Information Session on Monday, April 24, from 2-4 p.m., in the School of Nursing and Center for Science Room 219.

The program is currently accepting applications for entry in Fall 2023 and offers several pathways for nursing students.

The traditional pathway includes eligibility to sit for certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant after the first semester, a certificate for Practical Nurse after the third semester and an associate degree in nursing at the end of the fifth semester. Students passing each mark can sit for the certification or licensure exams necessary to begin working in the field as either a Certified Nursing Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse.

The UAB/WSCC Joint Enrollment pathway allows students to complete the first four semesters of pre-requisites before applying to both Wallace State and UAB to concurrently earn both an associate degree and bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Mobility programs allow certain certified professionals who are currently licensed to complete a nursing degree in an accelerated pathway in three semesters. Those professions include Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic, Diagnostic Imaging, Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, Medical Laboratory Technician, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Respiratory Therapist or awarded a certificate and licensed as a Practical Nurse in the state of Alabama.

Attendees to the information session will receive one point toward the overall point total used in the application and selection process. Pre-register at https://forms.office.com/r/rC34CRB5e8.

Applications will be accepted through May 15. Visit www.wallacestate.edu/nursing or contact Rachel Kreps at 256-352-8411 or rachel.kreps@wallacestate.edu.