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Bevill State Community College Nursing Programs Earn ACEN Re-Accreditation

September 05, 2017

National accreditation highlights the College’s commitment to meeting and exceeding nursing education standards

Bevill State Community College, a public, two-year institution that is committed to providing comprehensive education and educational support services for people in West Central Alabama and beyond, today announced its Practical Nursing and Associate Degree Nursing college-wide earned programmatic continuing accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).  Re-accreditation signifies that the Bevill State nursing programs have met or exceeded standards and criteria for educational quality in nursing curriculum and preparation for nursing students to work successfully in the profession.

“Bevill State Community College is committed to delivering the highest standard of education across all of our nursing programs,” said Penne Mott, Dean of Health Sciences. “The re-accreditation process through ACEN is a rigorous, voluntary and faculty-driven process that often takes more than a year to complete. Successfully fulfilling ACEN’s requirements and achieving continuing accreditation signifies the College is delivering on its responsibility to offer an exceptional nursing education to students.”

“Our successful ACEN accreditation validates the hard work and commitment of the nursing faculty in striving for program excellence,” stated Reitha Cabinass, Nursing Program Director for BSCC.  “Our practical nursing and associate degree graduates also benefit from the accreditation process. We are delighted!”

About the Bevill State Community College ACEN-Accredited Nursing Programs

The Bevill State Community College Nursing program is a five-semester program whose mission is to prepare graduates to practice safe, competent, patient-centered care in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing health care system. The program seeks to provide full and equal access to opportunities for educational success to meet the community needs.

The Nursing curriculum incorporates general education courses along with nursing courses. The nursing courses include classroom instruction with guided clinical experiences in varied health care agencies.

Nursing graduates have the opportunity to become Registered Nurses in the healthcare field after successful passage of the NCLEX-RN exam. Registered Nurses are among the most in-demand jobs in the region.

Nursing Program Quick Facts:

  • Nursing program is 5 semesters
  • 66 credit hours/1590 contact hours
  • Admission is on a competitive basis
  • The number of students is limited by the number of faculty and clinical facilities available
  • Classes/Labs/Clinicals may be scheduled during days, evenings and/or weekends
  • Students seeking financial aid should see the Financial Aid Officer on the Appropriate Campus
  • A minimum composite score of 18 on residual or national ACT will be required for entry to the nursing program

Meeting the minimal requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the Nursing program.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates are prepared to fulfill entry-level positions as staff nurses and may be employed in a variety of settings such as hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, rehabilitative and long-term care facilities and outpatient clinics. Career opportunities for the PN graduate range from staff nurse positions in various healthcare settings to pursuing professional nurse licensure and advanced degree roles. Job descriptions, wages, location of work place and skills required are all variable and dependent upon the PN graduate’s chosen workplace.

Learn more about the Bevill State Community College School of Nursing and apply for the fall term from our Nursing Program page.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000

For more information contact Tana L. Collins at 800.648.3271 ext. 5742 or by email at tana.collins@bscc.edu.