H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College Nursing Program Review

Situated in Montgomery Alabama, H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College was formed in 2001 when Trenholm State Technical College consolidated and merged with John M. Patterson Technical School to become one faculty of education.

It is a member of the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) and is administered by the Alabama Board of Education. The areas of service include Montgomery and the counties of Autauga, Macon, Elmore, Bullock, and Lowndes.

H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College offers a certificate in Practical Nursing for those who wish to pursue a career in the health-care industry as a nurse. 

Practical Nursing

H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College’s Practical Nursing program has been created in order to enable students with the skills, knowledge and experience so that they can subsequently offer provision of safe and effective nursing care as a licensed practical nurse (LPN).  The program provides instruction in the delivery of nursing care for patients no matter where they are within their lifespan. Students receive a range of clinical experiences through placements that are arranged with the cooperation of hospitals, clinics, care homes and other health care providers in the area.

The clinical experiences are combined with the following curriculum of education over the course of the three-semester long course –Mathematical Applications, Body Structure & Function, Fundamentals of Nursing, Health Assessment, Introduction to Pharmacology, College Orientation, English Composition, Nursing, Maternal & Child Nursing, Adult/Child Nursing, Psychosocial Nursing and Role Transition for the PN

Students who satisfactorily complete the PN program are subsequently prepared to write the NCLEX-PN (National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing).  The College’s PN program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing.

Nursing Assisting / Home Health Aide

H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College has also recognized that both Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aides have been projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations in the United States over the next few years.  There are expected to be numerous job vacancies and opportunities within nursing environments, residential care homes, clinics, doctor’s offices, hospitals and through home health care agencies that the healthcare industry will be crying out for qualified and knowledgeable people to fulfill these roles.

With this in mind the college has designed a combined Nursing Assisting and Home Health Aide option which has been designed to both train and educate students who can subsequently find employment within this important role.  The Nursing Assistant / Home Health Aide Course is a 645-hour long program wherein candidates are trained and educated in order that they can perform routine tasks under the supervision of trained health-care staff. 

The role enables candidates to maintain safe and comfortable environments for people who need long term health or acute health care.  As nursing assistants often spend more time with the patient’s they are crucial in the observation and reporting of changes in the patient’s mental, physical and emotional well-being.

Upon successful completion of the Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide program, the student is able to take the Certification Examination for Nursing Assisting which is given by the NNAAP (National Nurse Aide Assessment Program).


H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College
PO Box 10048
Montgomery, Alabama 36108
(334) 420-4200

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