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The Department of Nursing offers a certificate (Practical Nursing – after the 3rd semester) and an Associate in Applied Science (Registered Nursing – after the 5th semester). LPN and RN license is granted after successful completion of the NCLEX exam from a state board.

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E-mail Address
Nursing Department Nursing Department
Jacqueline Smith, EdD, Nursing Division Chair, Instructor Jacqueline Smith, EdD
Nursing Division Chair, Instructor
Cora Carter, MSN, Nursing Instructor Cora Carter, MSN
Nursing Instructor
Vesta Fairley, MSN, Nursing Instructor Vesta Fairley, MSN
Nursing Instructor
Victoria King, DNP, Nursing Instructor Victoria King, DNP
Nursing Instructor
Bridget Robinson, PhD., Nursing Instructor Bridget Robinson, PhD.
Nursing Instructor
Elizabeth Fuller, DNP, Nursing Instructor Elizabeth Fuller, DNP
Nursing Instructor
Laurie Houston, MSN, Nursing Instructor Laurie Houston, MSN
Nursing Instructor
Brian Swaim, MSN, Nursing Instructor Brian Swaim, MSN
Nursing Instructor



Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some changes have been made to the admissions process for the nursing program.

Click here for the latest information regarding the nursing program application submission deadline for the 2020 fall semester.

Associate Degree Nursing – Upon successful completion of the ADN program, the student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree.
Practical Nursing – Upon successful completion of the PN program, the student is awarded a certificate in Practical Nursing.
Associate Degree or Upon successful completion of 3rd block – Upon successful completion of the program of studies in either the Associate Degree or Practical Nursing Programs, the graduate may be eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination, upon approval by the Alabama Board of Nursing.


Bishop State Community College is accredited by:The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097Tel. (404) 679-4500www.sacscoc.orgBishop State’s Associate Degree and Practical Nursing Programs are accredited by:Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Tel. (404) 975-5000


Bishop State’s Associate Degree and Practical Nursing Programs are approved by:The Alabama Board of NursingP.O. Box 303900Montgomery, AL 36130(800)

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