Mobility

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing – Mobility Option

The mobility program enables the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and Licensed Paramedic to complete a 3-semester curriculum leading to an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing.  In order to graduate from the program, the student 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: Concepts for Healthcare Transition Students will receive 10 traditional credits and 15 non-traditional credits.

NUR209: Concepts for Healthcare Transition Students focuses on application of nursing concepts to assist healthcare professionals to transition into the role of the registered nurse.  Emphasis in this course is placed on evidence-based clinical decision making and nursing concepts provided in a family and community context for a variety of health alterations across the lifespan.  Students who earned a practical nursing certificate from a concept based curriculum within the Alabama Community College System may be eligible to enter the ADN- Mobility Option during the second semester without taking NUR209, if graduation occurred within the previous two calendar years.  All other Licensed Practical Nurses or those graduating from an approved Alabama Community College System practical nursing program greater than two years prior to application and Licensed Paramedics will be required to successfully complete this course.  This course must be taken and completed prior to entering the second semester of the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing- Mobility Option program.

  • Certifications:  Associate of Applied Science in Nursing

Admission Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements for the College, admission into the nursing program requires:

  1. Unconditional admission to the college.
  2. Receipt of completed application for admission to nursing program before published deadline.
  3. A minimum of 18 ACT composite score National or Residual.
  4. A minimum of 2.5 GPA for nursing required academic core courses.
  5. Meet the essential functions for nursing.
  6. Completion of prerequisite courses: ENG101, MTH100 or higher, BIO201, BIO202, PSY210, and SPH106 or 107.
  7. Proof of unencumbered or non-restricted Alabama Practical Nursing License, which must be kept current for the duration of the program OR proof of unencumbered or non-restricted Alabama Paramedic License, which must be kept current for the duration of the program. All paramedic applicants must have a minimum Associate’s Degree.

Admission to the nursing program is competitive and the number of students admitted is limited by the number of faculty and availability of clinical facilities.  Meeting minimal requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the nursing program.

Required Documents

The following ONLY applies to students who have been accepted to the Associate Degree Nursing program.
Students who are conditionally accepted into the nursing program will be required to submit the following items:

  • Current history and physical completed by licensed physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner (must be completed on CVCC Physical Form; valid for the duration of the program unless program admission is inactive greater than two semesters).
    • Color blind test
    • Audiometric test
  • Documentation of immunization/health check.
    • MMR- Series of 2 vaccinations or positive titer if vaccination record is not available.
    • Varicella/chicken pox vaccination, positive titer, or physician verified history of disease.
    • Hepatitis B- Series of 3 vaccinations, waiver (form provided by CVCC Health Sciences), or positive titer.
    • Tetanus vaccination (Documentation of immunization within last 10 years).
    • Tuberculosis (TB)- Current negative PPD skin test (results must be less than 1 year old), negative TB blood test, or normal chest x-ray (if PPD is positive; results must be less than 5 years old) and PPD waiver (form provided by CVCC Health Sciences, to be renewed annually).
    • Influenza- Current vaccination (vaccination must be less than 1 year old) or Influenza waiver (required during flu season, October-March; mask will be required during clinical rotations)
  • Copy of valid health insurance (private or public) card.
  • Copy of valid American Heart Association Healthcare Provider or BLS Provider CPR certification (certification must be less than 2 years old).
  • Negative drug test (drug test information provided by CVCC Health Sciences; the background check and drug screen are valid for the duration of the program unless program admission is inactive greater than two semesters).
  • Clear Background Check (conducted by Clinical Backgrounds; the background check and drug screen are valid for the duration of the program unless program admission is inactive greater than two semesters).
  • Essential Functions- Completed by student and physician, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant (valid for the duration of the program unless program admission is inactive greater than two semesters).

Failure to have updated information in your nursing file may result in a delay of your registration process.

Calculation of Points for Applicants Meeting Minimum Admission Standards

After meeting all minimum requirements, applicants are rank-ordered using a point system based on:

  • ACT score. Highest possible score of 36 points with no time limit on when the test was taken. Official college or high school report must be submitted. Student, high school, or college report must be submitted.
  • Points from Nursing required college courses (i.e. ENG101, MTH100 or higher, BIO201 and BIO202). Points for grades are as follows:  A = 3 points, B = 2 points, and C = 1 point.
  • Students may be awarded up, but not to exceed, 10 points as determined by college policy and procedures.

*Students who have earned a practical nursing certificate at CVCC and can provide proof of licensure will receive an additional ten (10) points towards admission; OR

*Students who have completed a minimum of twelve (12) hours of college-level course work at CVCC will receive five (5) additional points toward admission; OR

*Students who have completed ENG 101, MTH 100 or higher, BIO 201 and BIO 202 with a grade of ‘C’ or higher at another institution and have received transfer credit at CVCC will receive five (5) additional points toward admission.

Suggested Course Sequence

Prerequisites

BIO201
BIO202
ENG101
MTH100 (or higher)
PSY210
SPH 106 or SPH107

First Term
NUR209
Second Term
NUR211
BIO220
Third Term
NUR221
Humanities Elective