Associate of Applied Science in Nursing – Mobility

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing-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. Upon successful completion of one of the two nursing-mobility curriculum tracks, the student will be qualified to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination: NCLEX-RN.

Track One Option
Students who did not earn their practical nursing certificate from an approved Alabama Community College System (ACCS) concept-based curriculum within two years and/or do not meet the requirement for 25% course completion at CVCC must complete Nursing-Mobility Track One, which includes NUR 209: Concepts for Healthcare Transition Students. After successful completion of NUR 209, the student will be awarded 15 hours of non-traditional credit, in addition to the 10 hours for the course, for a total of 25 hours.

Track Two Option
Students who earned a practical nursing certificate from an approved Alabama Community College System (ACCS) concept-based curriculum within two years and meet the requirement for 25% course completion at CVCC may be eligible to complete Nursing-Mobility Track Two. Eligible students are exempt from taking NUR 209: Concepts for Healthcare Transition Students and will enter the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing-Mobility program during the second semester of the mobility
curriculum.

Admission Requirements

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

  • Unconditional admission to the college.
  • Receipt of completed application for admission to nursing program before published deadline.
  • A minimum of 18 ACT composite score National or Residual.
  • A minimum of 2.5 GPA for nursing required academic core courses.
  • Meet the essential functions for nursing.
  • Completion of prerequisite courses: ENG101, MTH100 or higher, BIO201, BIO202, PSY210, and SPH106 or 107.
  • 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.
    • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)- Positive titer results (lab work) indicating immunity must be submitted for students over 21 years of age. If titer results (lab work) indicate that you are not immune, you must be immunized and submit proof of vaccination.  Students 21 years of age and younger may submit documentation of:
    • two doses of live measles virus vaccine (part of MMR vaccine) on or after first birthday.
    • two doses of live mumps virus vaccine (part of MMR or MR vaccine) on or after first birthday.
    • two doses of live rubella virus vaccine (part of MMR or MR vaccine) on or after first birthday.
    • If titer results (lab work) indicate that you are not immune, you must be immunized and submit proof of vaccination.
    • Varicella (Chicken Pox)- Positive titer results (lab work) indicating immunity must be submitted for all students, regardless of age.  If titer results (lab work) indicate that you are not immune, you must be immunized and submit proof of vaccination.
    • Hep B- Positive titer results (lab work) indicating immunity must be submitted for students over 21 years of age. Students 21 years of age and younger may submit documentation of
      immunization series (series of three doses). Individuals 21 years of age and younger who have not received vaccination series or any individual whose titer results (lab work) indicate they are not immune must be immunized and proof of first vaccination dose and signed Hep B Waiver must be submitted. Documentation reflecting immunization must be submitted following receipt of subsequent second and third doses. Waiver is available for those unable to receive the vaccine, as well as those in an ongoing series
    • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (TDAP)- Documentation of TDAP immunization within last 10 years must be submitted.  Tetanus and TD only not acceptable.
    • Tuberculosis (TB Skin Test)- Negative Tb skin test with lab results is required and must be repeated yearly.  If you have ever tested positive for Tb, you must submit documentation of a current negative chest x-ray (current for 5 years from date of x-ray). CVCC PPD waiver form must be submitted with chest x-ray.
    • Influenza- Documentation of seasonal flu immunization within the last year. Waiver is available for those who wish to decline or are unable to receive the vaccine; however, a mask will be required to be worn in clinical setting.
    • Copy of valid health insurance (private or public) card.
    • Copy of valid American Heart Association BLS Provider CPR certification (certification must be less than 2 years old).
  • Criminal Background Check/Drug Screening- Students must submit proof of clear criminal background check/drug screen, which may take up to 4 weeks for completion, by established deadline.  Background check and drug screen information should be obtained by the Health Sciences Secretary/Coordinator (background and drug screen conducted by VerifyStudents).
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. 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 points.
  • Students may be awarded up to, but may not exceed, 10 points, as determined by the College. Only ONE additional points option will be awarded. For example, an applicant awarded ten (10) points for an A.A.S. in Medical Assisting at CVCC CANNOT receive five (5) more additional points for completing twelve (12)hours of college-level coursework at CVCC.

 

*In order to receive points for nursing required college courses or additional points, courses must have been completed, with a grade of ‘C’ or better, prior to application period. Official transcripts reflecting grade MUST be on file in CVCC Admissions and an unofficial copy attached to nursing application in order to be considered for ranking purposes.


The Nursing Programs at Chattahoochee Valley Community College are approved by:

Alabama Board of Nursing (ABN)
RSA Plaza, Suite 250
770 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 293-5200
www.abn.alabama.gov

Chattahoochee Valley Community College is accredited by:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000
www.acenursing.org

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 679-4500
www.sacs.org


Employment information for Nursing can be located at the Bureau of Labor Statistics.