Welcome to Gadsden State Community College’s Nursing Education Program website.
The Concept Based Curriculum is a stackable credential for nurses. Upon completion of the third semester, nursing students may sit for the NCLEX PN test and work as a Licensed Practical Nurse while they continue their education for the Registered Nurse degree.
Successful completion of the 5 semester program leads to an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree and entry into multiple practice settings. Graduates are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) NCLEX-RN exam for licensure and practice as registered nurses (RNs).
Gadsden State Community College’s Nursing Education Program has earned a reputation for placing successful nurse graduates throughout our community, state, and nation. Our academic and nursing programs offer outstanding faculty, state-of -the-art equipment, and comprehensive clinical sites and resources. Our four nursing campuses are located in the northeast Alabama counties of Etowah, Cherokee, and Calhoun and utilize a multitude of health care resources to provide our students a variety of comprehensive and rich opportunities. We strive to maintain and promote working partnerships within our communities and surrounding areas.
Gadsden State offers progression pathways to students wishing to continue their nursing education by partnering with baccalaureate and master’s nursing programs. We serve a unique student population that spans new high school graduates to senior citizens pursuing a lifelong dream. Our faculty members partner with students to obtain the necessary technical skills and clinical reasoning to provide safe and effective care to patients throughout their lifespan and to develop the caring and compassionate attributes of nursing.