LSCC Department of Health Professions
Virtual Instruction (COVID 19)--Student Verification & Additional Testing Fees Notification
While Health Professions Programs are operating remotely, due to COVID-19 restrictions state wide, Blackboard, Collaborate and Zoom will be used to deliver instruction. All students are required to attend class as regularly scheduled, but are to do so using Blackboard Collaborate or Zoom. Check Blackboard for instructions from your instructor. Students use of Blackboard and its embedded testing platforms fall under specific verification processes and testing fees.
Authentication of Users:
Lawson State uses multiple verification processes to protect student privacy. These verification processes include secure login to Blackboard. Identification verification processes folded into Respondus (the college's lockdown browser) as well as Proctor U (the college's 3rd party proctoring services). Verification can include secure logins, identification checks, photo or webcam scans. Each level of verification is designed to protect student privacy and to ensure student protections related to their identity.
Students enrolled in online or virtual classes at Lawson State are charged an additional $50 per course technology fee. This fee covers the expense of testing (whether that testing occurs directly in Blackboard or it is proctored using Proctor U or Respondus features). This fee cannot be waived and is automatically charged at the time of enrollment. For more information on eCollege testing fees, click here
The Department of Health Professions encompasses several programs in the health professions field:
Associate Degree Nursing (RN)
Practical Nursing (PN)
Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aid
New! Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Dental Assisting (DAT)
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
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The mission of the Nursing programs within the Department of Health Professions is to prepare individuals in the art of caring in a high touch and high technology learning environment to be employed in the community as registered nurses, licensed practical nurses or certified nursing assistants. Students are facilitated in developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for successful practice and are encouraged to pursue advanced education.
PROGRAMS & PROGRAM SEQUENCES
The Associate Degree Nursing Program and Practical Nursing Program consist of a combination of general education courses and nursing courses. Basic needs, as identified by Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs, and the nursing process are the major themes used to develop content within the curriculum. Nursing courses include a classroom component where a variety of methodologies are used to assist the student to identify scientific principles in nursing. A clinical component is also included to assist the student to apply the scientific principles to meet individual client’s needs. Guided clinical experiences are offered in hospitals, health agencies, and selected community agencies.
Associate Degree (Nursing) Program:
The Associate Degree Nursing program consists of five (5) sequential semesters. In order to progress to another nursing course, the student must earn a “C” or better in classroom and “Satisfactory” in clinical. Students not satisfying these requirements will fail to progress to the next nursing course. However, based on availability of space and GPA, the student may be considered for readmission to repeat the failed course. Readmission is allowed only once during the entire nursing program.
The Practical Nursing program consists of three (3) sequential semesters. In order to progress to another nursing course, the student must earn a “C” or better in classroom and “Satisfactory” in clinical. Students not satisfying these requirements will fail to progress to the next nursing course. However, based on
availability of space and GPA, the student may be considered for readmission to repeat the failed course. Readmission is allowed only once during the entire nursing program.
Our nursing programs are fully approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing (ABN) RSA Plaza, Ste. 250, 770 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL. 36104
The Associate Degree nursing program at Lawson State Community College at the Birmingham Campus located in Birmingham, Alabama is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000.
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
The Associate Degree and Practical nursing programs at Lawson State Community College at the Bessemer Campus located in Bessemer, Alabama is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000.
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Practical Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
Lawson State Dental Assisting Program is accredited by CODA the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to T.A. Lawson State Community College Health Professions office and not the Commision's office. The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.