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The Practical Nursing Program, Evenings/Weekend Cohort is designed for individuals who are unable to attend college during traditional day hours.

Phone Number
E-mail Address
Nursing Department Nursing Department
Cora Carter, MSN, Nursing Instructor Cora Carter, MSN
Nursing Instructor
G. Denise Cooks, MSN, CPNP-PC, Instructor G. Denise Cooks, MSN, CPNP-PC
Vesta Fairley, MSN, Nursing Instructor Vesta Fairley, MSN
Nursing Instructor
Victoria King, DNP, Nursing Instructor Victoria King, DNP
Nursing Instructor
Kayla Payne, MSN, RN, IBCLC, Instructor Kayla Payne, MSN, RN, IBCLC
Bridget Robinson, PhD., Nursing Instructor Bridget Robinson, PhD.
Nursing Instructor

Program length is three semesters. Graduates of the program may be eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination, upon approval by a state board.

Accepted students will attend Bishop State Community College two to three evenings per week followed by course work and/or clinical schedules on Saturdays and Sundays.

Graduates of this program may apply for the Career Mobility (LPN to RN) program to complete the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in nursing after having passed the NCLEX-PN and gained work experience in the field.

Class Hours

The classes will be offered two to three evenings per week beginning at 5:30p and will last until 9 or 10p - depending on the class. On Saturdays or Sundays, students will attend a rotation at a clinical facility (or as assigned by their instructor). The exact times will depend on the course as each course will have different hours. Some portions of the class will also be taught online.

NOTE: The Practical Nursing application for Spring 2023 admissions will be available online October 1, 2022 - November 4, 2022. The ACT is no longer accepted. Minimum TEAS test score of 50 points is required to apply. TEAS test must be taken within the past 2 years.


The required number of hours per week varies with each nursing course. The program is offered during the evenings and weekends with set meeting times. Courses are not scheduled around rotating shifts.

A cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be maintained while in the nursing program.


US78110400 PN BISHOP STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - PN STAND ALONE (Use if you were accepted as a 3 semester PN student)

Quick Facts: Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

  1. 2020 Median Pay $48,820 per year $23.47 per hour
  2. Typical Entry-Level Education Postsecondary non-degree award
  3. Number of Jobs, 2019 721,700
  4. Job Outlook, 2019-2029% (Much faster than average)



Bishop State Community College is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097 Tel. (404) 679-4500

Bishop State’s Practical Nursing Program is accredited by the 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 Nursing P.O. Box 303900 Montgomery, AL 36130 (800) 656-5318

Statement of Disclosure

The Practical Nursing Program at Bishop State Community College at the Main Campus located in Mobile, AL 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 with Conditions.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

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