Northwest-Shoals Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, and Associate in Occupational Technology degrees as well as certificates in specific occupational areas. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Northwest-Shoals Community College.

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Emergency Medical Services Program Accreditation

The Emergency Medical Services Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

To contact the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
Phone: 727-210-2350
Fax: 727-210-2354
http://www.caahep.org/

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
Telephone: 214-703-8445 Fax: 214-703-8992
http://www.coaemsp.org/ 

The Emergency Medical Services Program is state approved by the Alabama Department of Public Health Office of EMS and Trauma.

To contact the Alabama Department of Public Health Office of EMS and Trauma:
Alabama Department of Public Health Office of EMS and Trauma
201 Monroe Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Phone: 334-206-5383
Fax: 334-206-5260
http://www.adph.org/ems/

Associate Degree Nursing Program Accreditation

The Associate Degree Nursing program at Northwest-Shoals Community College at the Phil Campbell Campus located in Phil Campbell, AL, is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA  30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
http://www.acenursing.org

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing Programs is Continued Accreditation.

The Associate Degree Nursing program is also approved by the Alabama State Board of Nursing.

Alabama Board of Nursing
RSA Plaza, Suite 250
770 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Phone: 334-242-4060
Fax: 334-242-4360
http://www.abn.state.al.us

NCLEX-RN Pass Rate:
For the Alabama Board of Nursing reporting period of January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020, 85% of graduates who took the NCLEX-RN passed on the first attempt.

Program Completion Rate:
The program completion rate for the graduating class of 2020 was 81.94%.

Practical Nursing Program Accreditation

The Practical Nursing Program is state approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing.

Alabama Board of Nursing
RSA Plaza, Ste. 250
770 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
phone: 334.242.4060, Fax: 334.242.4360
Website: http://www.abn.state.al.us

The practical nursing program at Northwest-Shoals Community College at the Phil Campbell Campus, located in Phil Campbell, Alabama, and the Shoals Campus, located in Muscle Shoals, 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 Initial Accreditation.  View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm.

All agencies utilized for students’ clinical experiences are accredited or licensed by their governing body.

NCLEX-PN Pass Rate:
For the Alabama Board of Nursing reporting period of January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020, 94.64% of graduates who took the NCLEX-PN passed on the first attempt.

Program Completion Rate:
The program completion rate for the graduating class of 2020 was 68.18%.

Continuing Education Rate:
As of January 20, 2021, 97.61% of those who graduated in 2020 were continuing their education into an Associate Degree in Nursing program.

 

Medical Assisting Technology Program Accreditation

The Northwest-Shoals Community College Medical Assisting Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1575
Chicago, Illinois 60606
1-800-228-2262
www.maerb.org