Wallace State’s School of Nursing and Center for Science offers the most up-to-date and state-of-the-art facilities for nursing students. The Department of Nursing Education earned the designation as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education from the National League for Nursing in 2016. The faculty and staff are dedicated to student excellence in every arena.

Admission Requirements and Curriculum

 

National League for Nursing Center of Excellence

 

Nursing

Nursing Information Session
Exploring Nursing at WSCC

Pre-Register HERE for one of the Nursing Information Sessions
Attend an Information Session to learn about the nursing programs and receive one point towards admittance into the program.

Sessions will be held in-person in the WSCC Nursing Building on the following dates:

  • January 29, 2024 2 pm - 4 pm  CNS 219

  • February 26, 2024 2pm - 4pm  CNS 219

  • March 18, 2024 2pm - 4pm  CNS 219

  • April 29, 2024 2pm - 4pm  CNS 219

  • June 17, 2024 2pm - 4 pm  room TBD

  • July 22, 2024 2pm - 4pm room TBD

  • August 26, 2024 2pm - 4 pm room TBD

Admission to the Nursing Program is competitive; the number of students is limited by the number of faculty and clinical facilities available. 

After meeting all requirements, applicants are rank-ordered using a point system based on grades achieved in specific general education courses: ENG 101, BIO 201, BIO 202, and MTH 100, first-time enrollment in a nursing program, completion of nursing recommended information session, valid healthcare license or healthcare certificate or a bachelor’s or higher degree, and minimum ACT composite score.

Meeting minimal requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Please review your pathway of interest below under Program of Study for specific requirements.

 Admission Points Graphic

Application Deadlines

Associate Degree Nursing (RN) and Practical Nursing (PN) Program

  • March 15th through May 15th for Fall Entry
  • July 1st through October 1st for Spring Entry

Evening On-Campus Program

  • March 15th through May 15th for Fall Entry

Oneonta Instructional Site

  • March 15th through May 15th for Fall Entry

Mobility Program

  • March 15th through May 15th for Fall Entry

ATSU Joint Enrollment Program

  • March 15th through May 15th for Fall Entry
  • July 1st through October 1st for Spring Entry

UAB Joint Enrollment Program

  • March 15th through May 15th for Fall Entry
  • July 1st through October 1st for Spring Entry

UAB  Joint Enrollment Mobility Program

  • March 15th through May 15th for Fall Entry

 

Student must be accepted to Wallace State Community College and have an active WSCC email address to apply.

Application Instructions

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Programs of Study

Evening On Campus Program

Wallace State - Hanceville is excited to offer the first three semesters of the Traditional ADN Pathway as evening classes. Completing the first three semesters allows students to earn their Practical Nursing certificate and sit for the licensure exam to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. Completing the final two semesters, students will earn their Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing. Students are then eligible to sit for the licensure exam to become a registered nurse.

Nursing Evening Advising Pamphlet

 

Mobility Nursing for RN

Who may apply:  Students who have been awarded an AAS Degree and are currently licensed as an 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.

Mobility Nursing Advising Pamphlet

Estimated Program Costs

UAB/WSCC Joint Enrollment

UAB Joint banner

Joint Enrollment Open House Registration
Every 1st Thursday at 4PM

Wallace State Community College’s (WSCC) Department of Nursing Education has joint enrollment agreement with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) that allows Wallace State students a seamless pathway from an associate degree to a bachelor’s degree in nursing.The program will take nine semesters to complete.

Students are required to complete four semesters of academic coursework before applying to both Wallace State and UAB in advance of the fifth semester. Classes for the last five semesters would be completed concurrently at the Wallace State-Hanceville campus and online through UAB.

UAB/WSCC Nursing Joint Enrollment Advising Pamphlet

Program Costs

UAB/WSCC Joint Enrollment Mobility 

Joint Enrollment Open House Registration
Every 1st Thursday at 4PM

Wallace State Community College’s (WSCC) Department of Nursing Education has announced a joint enrollment agreement with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) that will allow Wallace State students who have been awarded an AAS Degree and are currently licensed a seamless pathway from an associate degree to a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Who may apply:  Students who have been awarded an AAS Degree and are currently licensed as an 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.

UAB/WSCC Nursing MOBILITY Joint Enrollment Advising Pamphlet

Program Costs

WSCC/aTSU Joint Enrollment pROGRAM

Wallace State Community College’s (WSCC) Department of Nursing Education has joint enrollment agreement with the Athens State University (ATSU) that allows Wallace State students a seamless pathway from an associate degree to a bachelor’s degree in nursing.The program will take nine semesters to complete.

Students are required to complete four semesters of academic coursework before applying to both Wallace State and ATSU in advance of the fifth semester. Classes for the last five semesters would be completed concurrently at the Wallace State-Hanceville campus and online through ATSU.

WSCC/ATSU Joint Enrollment Advising Pamphlet

Program Cost

 

About the Program

The Practical nursing program at Wallace State Community College located in Hanceville, Alabama, is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326, (404) 975-5000, www.ACENursing.org. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Practical nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

The Associate Degree nursing program at Wallace State Community College located in Hanceville, Alabama, is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326, (404) 975-5000, www.ACENursing.org. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

Wallace State Community College Accreditation Statement

Nursing Mission Statement

The mission of the Wallace State Department of Nursing is to promote standards of excellence in nursing education through student-centered learning while emphasizing integrity, compassion, resourcefulness, and diversity. The Department of Nursing Education will inspire a culture of possibility and produce graduates who are dedicated and exceptional healthcare providers committed to transforming the lives of patients, families, and the community.

Nursing Vision Statement

The Wallace State Community College Department of Nursing Education will be an internationally recognized center of excellence in nursing education. The Wallace State Community College Department of Nursing Education will produce the next generation of nurses empowered and focused on innovative responses to address the challenges of a rapidly changing and culturally diverse healthcare environment.

Alabama Board of Nursing
Wallace State Community College – PN Program
NCLEX 3 Year Rolling Average

Calendar Year Pass Rate
Calendar Year 2020 100%
Calendar Year 2021 98.65%
Calendar Year 2022 98.98%
Calendar Year 2023 97.25%
Three-Year Average 98.29%

Alabama Board of Nursing
Wallace State Community College – RN Program
NCLEX 3 Year Rolling Average

Calendar Year Pass Rate
Calendar Year 2020 91.22%
Calendar Year 2021 93.75%
Calendar Year 2022 94.65%
Calendar Year 2023 98.4%
Three-Year Average 95.6% 
Completion Rates
2022 Practical Nursing   49%
2022 Registered Nursing   43%
2023 Practical Nursing 49%
2023 Registered Nursing 42%
Current Job Placement
Registered Nursing  100%

 

 

Student Resources

If you need a Letter of Good Standing send your request via email to nursingapplicant@wallacestate.edu.

Background Check Policy
Background Check Policy
(Effective July 2010)
 

Drug Testing
Drug Testing Guidelines
(updated Dec. 2010)

Nursing Essential Functions
Essential Functions

Handbooks

Nursing Student Handbook 2024-2025

Nursing Student Handbook 2022-2023
Nursing Student Handbook 2021
Nursing Student Handbook 2019-2020
Nursing Student Handbook 2018-2019
Nursing Student Handbook 2017-2018

Physical Form
Nursing Physical Form Rev102019

**This Physical Form consists of five pages including the Essential Functions which must be presented to the physician at the time of physical. 

Reinstatement to Program

  • Reinstatement day for Summer 2024 will be Tuesday, May 21, 2024, beginning promptly @ 8 AM in Nursing building. 
  • ​Clinical attire, along with student ID badge, must be worn.  Bring your skills lab pack.
  • You will receive a schedule of your activities when you arrive in the building.
  • If you have a temperature or do not feel well do not come to reinstatement.  Immediately call 256-352-8199 or email nursingapplicant@wallacestate.edu in order to notify the appropriate faculty.

Reinstatement Application

Med Administration
Level I Math Validation Practice Packet with Answers
Level II Math Validation Practice Packet with Answers 
Changing Central IV Dressing
Foley Catheter Check-off
IV Therapy Skills Check-off
Medication Administration Check-off
Nasogastric, Nasoenteric Tubes
Head-to-Toe Assessment
Parenteral Med Admin Study Guide

Tracheostomy Care and Suctioning NUR 113

 

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Program Overview

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Degrees/Awards Offered

AAS, C


Availability

  • Day
  • Evening
  • Hybrid

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Curriculum: Program of Study

Pathway Maps: UAB/WSCC Nursing Joint Enrollment, UAB/WSCC Joint Mobility Enrollment, WSCC/ATSU Joint Enrollment, Associate in Applied Science, Certificate, Mobility Track Associate in Applied Science

 

Career Outlook

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