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The Division of Health Studies offers a five semester Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program. Upon satisfactory completion, the Associate of Applied Science

Degree is awarded and the graduate is eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a Registered Nurse. Graduation from the program, however, does not guarantee Board of Nursing approval to take the NCLEX-RN licensing examination.

Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program is competitive, and the number of students is limited by the number of faculty and clinical facilities available. Meeting minimal requirements does not guarantee acceptance.


Fall 2022 Admissions Application Deadline Extended through May 16, 2022

Please review the Admissions Ranking Sheet and COVID Vaccine Notice before submitting your application.


  • Track 1 – Deadline has passed for Track 1.
  • Track 2 – Deadline has passed for Track 2.

PROSPECTIVE TRANSFER STUDENTS – To view a listing of transfer requirements and the transfer policy, please view the online College catalog

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

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree nursing program is Continued Accreditation. 

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

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%.

Note to Students Located Outside the State of Alabama:  The Associate Degree Nursing program prepares students to take the examination required by the Alabama Board of Nursing to be a Registered Nurse in the state of Alabama.  It is not intended to prepare students for licensure in U.S. Territories, the District of Columbia, or states other than Alabama.  Contact the state regulatory agency for nursing in any other state or territory for which this information is needed.

For more information, please contact Brittney Humphres, Director of Nursing Education at or 256-331-6207 / 256-331-5337