LSCC Department of Health Professions

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COVID 19 Statement for Health Professions Programs

Lawson State Community College does not require students to show proof of vaccination.  However, as a Health Professions student, you may be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination for the purpose of attending clinicals. The specific requirements vary with each clinical facility. Here are some examples of what may be required:

  • Proof of vaccination (vaccination card)
  • Negative COVID-19 testing every 10 days

Students who are unable to comply with requirements warranted by the clinical facility face the possibility of not being able to attend clinical experiences.  Furthermore, students  who are unable to attend clinicals will not be able to complete the requirements for the Health Professions program.  When and if there are alternative opportunities available for clinicals, you will be placed there but this cannot be guaranteed. 


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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MISSION

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.

Practical Nursing

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

 

Accreditation

Nursing

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.



 

Dental

Lawson State Dental Assisting Program is accredited by CODA the Commission on Dental Accreditation. 

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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.