Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing (LPN) Program requirement checklist:

  1. Practical nursing program applicants must be unconditionally admitted to the college. Apply for Gadsden State admission here
    • Practical nursing applicants must have a GSCC student A number and access to their student portal to apply to the nursing program.
  2. Submit an online Practical nursing program application by 8 a.m. on the posted deadline. Late applications will not be considered.
    • The application for the spring semester program at the Valley Street Campus in Gadsden opens September 27, 2022. All applications and supporting documents due by 8 a.m. on October 28, 2022.
  3. Submit supporting documents to the GSCC Admissions Office by the posted deadline:
    • Official high school transcript or GED scores
    • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities
    • Official ACT scores. A minimum composite score of 18 on the national or residual ACT test is required for program application. There is no time limit on exam scores for program application. NOTE: SAT scores may be converted to the equivalent of an ACT score and used for program application.
  4. Minimum of 2.5 GPA for nursing program core academic courses. This will be calculated from the highest grade of any of the seven academic courses taken on the practical nursing program curriculum. (The college GPA calculator at www.gpacalculator.net can be used to assist you with calculating this GPA.)
  5. A minimum of 2.0 cumulative GPA at Gadsden State or institution from which student is transferring if no courses have been completed at GSCC. (This GPA includes all college courses taken, not just the courses on the nursing program curriculum.)
  6. Practical Nursing applicants must have successfully completed the following courses with a grade of C or better prior to application:
    • English 101
    • Math 100 or higher level. (MTH 116 does not count as a higher level math.)
    • Biology 201
    • Biology 202
  7. Must be in good standing with the College.
  8. Must meet the Essential Functions required for nursing students.
  9. Provide proof of unencumbered certification for Nursing Assistant from ADPH and/or Medication Assistant from ABN

**Practical nursing applicants previously enrolled in any nursing program other than GSCC must provide a Letter of Good Standing from the Dean or Director of the previous program. This letter will be submitted to the Program Director before the application deadline.

 

After acceptance to the nursing program students will be required to complete the following before registering for nursing courses:

  • Present a clear criminal background check and drug screen.
  • Complete a health physical.
  • Submit a completed health questionnaire and immunizations records.
  • Submit proof of health insurance. Students who do not show proof of insurance will not be allowed to attend clinical.
  • Complete CPR certification if needed.
  • Attend nursing program orientation.