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Practical Nursing - Upon successful completion of the PN program, the student is awarded a certificate in Practical Nursing.

The PN graduate may be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination, upon approval by the Alabama Board of Nursing.

Phone Number
E-mail Address
Nursing Department Nursing Department
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
Ashley Tullos DNP, MSN, RN, Nursing Instructor Ashley Tullos DNP, MSN, RN
Nursing Instructor
Aquanetta Mixon DNP, MSN, RN, Nursing Instructor Aquanetta Mixon DNP, MSN, RN
Nursing Instructor

*NOTICE: The Spring 2024 application cycle will open OCTOBER 1, 2023 for the Practical Nursing Stand Alone Program.

Please refer to the Minimum Admissions Requirement document. The ACT is now required for admissions. No expiration date on the ACT. The TEAS test is no longer accepted.

Due to the fast-paced structure of the program, it is recommended that applicants take most of their General Education courses prior to beginning the nursing coursework. Please see Minimum Admissions Requirements below.



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 for Good Cause.

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

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