Calhoun's Licensed Practical Nurse program will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2014. The program is among the college's oldest. It was the first National League for Nursing accredited program in Alabama.
The state-of-the-art Health Sciences Building opened in 2007. This 64,609-square-foot building cost $13.5 million.
The college accepts students into the Nursing Program prior to fall and winter semesters.
Candle-lighting ceremonies to celebrate Nursing Program graduation are held in August, December and May. Students also can participate in the college's fall and spring graduation ceremonies.
Passage rate for the registered nursing students on the most recent National Council Licensure Exam was 88 percent. The state passage rate was 89.79 percent, and the national rate was 90 percent.
Calhoun had 97 percent of its LPN graduates pass the licensure exam. The state rate was 90.79 percent and national rate was 84 percent.
Traditional associate degree: Students who want to become a registered nurse take five semesters of nursing and general education courses. Students take classes three days a week and must attend at least one clinical a semester.
Part-time evening associate degree: Commonly referred to as a "hybrid" program, the program combines distance education technology with reduced campus time as classes are spread over seven semesters. Clinicals are scheduled in the late afternoon or evening and on Saturdays.
Career mobility nursing: The Career Mobility Program is an educational track that prepares licensed practical nurses to earn an associate degree in nursing and become a registered nurse. Students take four semesters of general and nursing courses. They attend classes one or two days a week, plus attend at least one clinical a semester.
Paramedic Mobility: Licensed paramedics can earn an associate degree in three semesters. Students take up to six hours a day one or two days a week in general education and nursing classes. One clinical per semester is required.
Practical nursing: This three-semester program prepares students to become licensed practical nurses. Students attend classes two or three days a week for up to six hours per day. A clinical is always required each semester.
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