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Nursing Apprenticeships

The nursing Apprenticeship program provides participants the ability to work and receive pay while advancing their learning.

The Practical Nursing Apprenticeship is three semesters in length and the Associate Degree Nursing Apprenticeship is five semesters in length.

The following is information regarding application to an apprenticeship:

  1. Must be an active, current student of Coastal Alabama Community College.

  2. Submit a Coastal Alabama Community College nursing program application during appropriate application periods as listed under item 10.

  3. Students accepted into a Coastal Alabama Community College Nursing Program are provided the opportunity to submit an apprenticeship application. Applications are provided at an orientation prior to the start of nursing courses.

  4. A list of students who meet the minimum qualifications for apprenticeship is given to participating healthcare facilities.

  5. From that list, participating healthcare facilities select and hire apprentices, based on the number of open positions they have available. Current employees may be selected for the apprenticeship. All apprentices sign an apprenticeship agreement.

  6. Student apprentices must commit to working for on the job learning at the healthcare facility for the entirety of the nursing program.  Included in working days are clinical days students are performing for nursing program clinical requirements.

  7. Student apprentices must apply to the Alabama Board of Nursing for an apprentice permit.

  8. Student apprentices are not paid for on-campus classes, labs, or simulation. Student apprentices are paid for clinical hours, not to include simulation.

  9. Student apprentices will work one on one with a registered nurse from the healthcare facility. Students will be held accountable to the same clinical requirements as non-apprentice students in the program.

  10. Nursing Program applications are posted on the Coastal Alabama Community College website. Application deadlines are as follows:

    1. Summer Semester
      January 2 – March 1: Practical Nursing (LPN) only at Bay Minette Campus

    2. Fall Semester
      April 1 – June 1: Practical Nursing (LPN) only at Atmore Campus
      Associate Degree Nursing (RN) at Brewton, Fairhope, and Monroeville Campuses
      April 1 – June 15: Mobility LPN and Paramedic to RN program at Bay Minette, Brewton, and Thomasville Campuses

    3. Spring Semester
      August 1 – October 1: Practical Nursing (LPN) only at Atmore Campus
      Associate Degree Nursing (RN) at Bay Minette, Brewton, and Thomasville Campuses

For more information, please contact Ms. Khori Fields, Nursing and Allied Health advisor: 251-580-2257 or

The sponsor will not discriminate due to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, or age over 40 years. The sponsor will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in the apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30. Right to Equal Opportunity: It is against the law for a sponsor of an apprenticeship program registered for Federal purposes to discriminate an apprenticeship applicant or apprentice based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age (40 years or older), genetic information, or disability. The sponsor must ensure equal opportunity with regard to all terms, conditions, and privileges associated with apprenticeship. If you think that you have been subjected to discrimination, you may file a complaint within 300 days from the date of the alleged discrimination or failure to follow the equal opportunity standards with Josh Laney with the Alabama Office of Apprenticeship located at One Technology Court, Montgomery, Alabama 36116. Phone number is 334-280-4414 and email address is You may also be able to file complaints directly with the EECO, or State fair employment practices agency. If those offices have jurisdiction over the sponsor/employer, their contact information is listed below. The EEOC can be reached at 1-800-669-4000.