Jefferson Davis Community College Nursing Program Review

Established in 1965 Jefferson Davis Community College (JDCC) is a comprehensive community college with campuses in Brewton and Atmore.

Nursing Programs

Jefferson Davis Community College started their Associate Degree Nursing (ADN-RN) classes during the 1970-71 season and in the subsequent years has trained over 1,200 nursing students to graduation.  Today it offers two tracks in which students can attain their ADN degrees and both programs have been approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing and have been accredited by the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission.

The programs available through the Nursing and Allied Health Division at Jefferson Davis Community College are:

Standard Associate Degree

Jefferson Davis Community College provides this program for those candidates who wish to train to be a Registered Nursing but have no background in Nursing.  The program that has been designed so that upon successful completion graduates are able and ready to successfully operate as a professional Registered Nurse within the area of health care. Once completed the graduates are qualified to apply to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) NCLEX-RN exam, which, if passed enables the graduates to practice as registered nurses (RNs).

The curriculum for Jefferson Davis Community College Standard Associate Nurse Degree program includes the standard elements that are found country wide – English Composition I, Human Anatomy & Physiology II, Adult Nursing, Maternal & Child Nursing, General Psychology, General Microbiology, Nursing through the Lifespan I, II and III, Public Speaking, Human Growth and Development and Transition into Nursing Practice within the curriculum.

A portion of the knowledge gathered in this course is through clinical experience gained at various health care facilities through the county and these are invaluable and are assessed on teaching needs rather than geographical requirements so there may be some commuting involved.

Mobility LPN to Associate Degree

This four semester long course is designed for candidates who wish to progress their career to becoming a Registered Nurse (RN).  Potential candidates must hold a valid unencumbered Alabama Practical Nursing License with accompanying proof of employment and be in possession of at least 500-clock hours working as a LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) in the 12 months leading up to admission.

There are also certain prerequisites courses that must have been passed by potential candidates before they can enroll in this program.  These include Higher Level Mathematical Applications, Anatomy and Physiology I and II and English Composition.

The first semester of this program is specifically designed to assess suitability of the candidate to embark on Nurse Mobility towards and ADN.  From the second Semester candidates will be exposed to a curriculum that includes Psychology, Microbiology, Nursing through the Lifespan I, II and III, Speech, Human Growth and Development, Humanities Elective and Role Transition for the Registered Nurse.

As with all Nursing Programs spaces are limited and all face  competition for enrolment.The Nursing Admissions Committee bases admissions by utilizing the same points system for both Standard and LPN Mobility tracks.  Points are accumulated through the TEAS V exam scores, completed general education credits whether college, high school or GED and attendance at JDCC. 


Jefferson Davis Community College
P.O. Box 958 Brewton,
AL 36427

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