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Nursing Mobility (LPN and Paramedic to ADN) (AAS-MOB)

Program Locations: Bay Minette, Brewton, and Thomasville Campuses if entering NUR 209; Brewton, Fairhope, and Monroeville if entering NUR 211

Nursing and Allied Health Division

Length: Three Semesters

This is a day program designed to prepare licensed paramedics and licensed practical nurses to practice as competent registered nurses after successful completion of the licensure exam. Licensure by the Boards of Nursing may be denied if an applicant has been convicted of a criminal offense, has abused drugs/ alcohol, has a history of chemical dependency or mental illness, has been placed on the federal abuse registry, or has been administratively discharged from the armed services.


1. Unconditional admittance to the College and active student in good standing (minimum 2.0 GPA).
2. Submit original transcripts from all colleges attended and high school transcript to the registrar or admissions by application deadline.
3. Submit a completed Mobility Nursing Program Application by stated deadline.
4. Hold a minimum GPA of 2.5 for the academic core courses in the program.
5. Submit a minimum composite score of 18 on ACT.
6. Submit either a valid, unencumbered Alabama or multistate LPN license, or valid, unencumbered Alabama Paramedic License.
7. Complete ENG 101, MTH 100 or higher, BIO 201, BIO 202, SPH106 or 107, and PSY210 with a grade of C or higher prior to application deadline.
8. Meet essential eligibility criteria.

Students are selected based on the following point system: 

1. Score on ACT with a minimum composite of 18 required.
2. Three points are awarded for an A, two for a B, and one for a C in ENG 101, MTH 100, BIO 201, and BIO 202.
3. One point each is awarded for completion of PSY 210, SPH 107, BIO 220, and a Humanities with a C or higher.
4. Three points are awarded for completion of a higher level Math or Chemistry with a C or higher (MTH 116 is not a higher level MTH course).
5. Three points are awarded for completion with of all eight general education courses required in the nursing program with a C or higher.

Once selected for the program, students are required to provide the following: drug screen, background check, physical exam showing ability to meet essential eligibility criteria, records of immunizations, proof of medical insurance and American Heart CPR. All nursing courses must be passed with a minimum of 75 (C) in order to progress in the program. A nursing testing fee will be assessed each semester.

This is a career program designed for students to go directly into the labor market upon completion. Although some of the courses in this program will transfer to four-year institutions, this program is not designed to be a transfer program of study; therefore, it is not subject to the terms and conditions of STARS.

NOTES: The following courses must be completed prior to program application deadline:

  • MTH100, Intermediate College Algebra, or a higher level Math (Pre-Calculus, Statistics, or Finite Math)
  • ENG 101, English Composition I
  • BIO 201, Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIO 202, Anatomy & Physiology II
  • SPH 106 or 107, Fundamentals of Public Speaking 
  • PSY 210, Human Growth & Development

LPN students who successfully completed the Alabama Community College System concept based PN curriculum within one academic year from start of the Mobility program are exempt from NUR 209. These students begin with NUR 211. 

Upon successful completion of all Area I-V credit hours, students are awarded 15 non-traditional credit hours. 

Semester One

Item # Title Credits
NUR 209 Concepts for Healthcare Transition Students 1 10
Sub-total Credits 10

Semester Two

* BIO 220 is required only if not previously completed. 

Item # Title Credits
BIO 220 General Microbiology 4
NUR 211 Advanced Nursing Concepts 7
Sub-total Credits 11

Semester Three

* The Humanities elective is required only if not already completed.  

Item # Title Credits
NUR 221 Advanced Evidence Based Clinical Reasoning (3-0-12) 7
Humanities and Fine Arts Elective (I) + 3
Sub-total Credits 10


*Depending on the program or course, a student may also be required to purchase certain necessary tools and supplies.

Program Statistics ADN Program

  Bay Minette & Fairhope Brewton Monroeville & Thomasville
Licensure Pass Rate
(First Attempt)
*PN 2022 100% *PN 2022 88.8% *PN 2022 89.5%
  ADN 2022  94.4%
Including Mobility
ADN 2022  85.7%
Including Mobility
ADN 2022  88.6%
Including Mobility
*Completion Rates *PN 2022 46% *PN 2022 30% *PN 2022 32%
  ADN 2022 Graduates 88%
Including Mobility
ADN 2022 Graduates 64%
Including Mobility
ADN 2022 Graduates 87%
Including Mobility
Employment *PN – 100% of those seeking employment *PN – 100% of those seeking employment *PN – 100% of those seeking employment
  ADN 2022 100% ADN 2022 100% ADN 2022 99%


Program Statistics PN Stand Alone

  Bay Minette & Fairhope Brewton Monroeville & Thomasville
Licensure Pass Rate
(First Attempt)
*PN 2022 93.3% *PN 2022 100% *PN Starting Spring 2023
*Completion Rates *PN 2022 42% *PN 2022 26% N/A
Employment *PN – 100% of those seeking employment *PN – 100% of those seeking employment N/A

*PN class is composed of those students who successfully complete the first three semesters of the ADN program.

*ADN class is composed of those students who successfully complete the fourth and fifth semesters of the ADN program.


Nursing Files
Name File Type
Mobility Nursing Program Application
Nursing Program Application
Nursing Program Reinstatement Application
Nursing Program Transfer Application
Nursing Student Handbook

Mobility Program Estimated Expenses

The following approximates expenses for completion of the nursing program. Keep in mind that these expenses are estimates only and may vary (immunizations, physical, etc.)


3 Semester Program 

Item Cost
Tuition (In-state = $164.00/credit hour) (31 credit hours)  $5,084
Books (estimate) $900
Uniforms & Shoes  $400
Lab Fees  $300
Clinical Supplies $80
Background Screen $71
Drug Test $50
ATI Testing Fees $1975
Additional Testing $74 
Immunizations & Physical $400-700
CPR Certification $45
Graduation Fees (optional) $25
Total (approximate) $ 9704

2 Semester Program

Item Cost
Tuition (In-state = $164.00/credit hour)  (21 credit hours)  $3444.00
Books (estimate) $400
Uniforms & Shoes $400
Clinical Supplies $80
Background Screen $71
Drug Test $50
ATI Testing   $1210
Additional Testing $74
Immunizations & Physical $400-700
Graduation Fees (optional) $25
Total (approximate) $6454 


Item Cost
CPR Certification $45 
NCLEX Fee/State Licensure (RN) $300 
Temporary Nursing Licensure (optional) $50
Nursing Pin (optional) $70


The Associate Degree and Practical Nursing programs of Coastal Alabama Community College located at the Atmore, Bay Minette, Brewton, Fairhope, Monroeville, and Thomasville Campuses are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
404 975-5000


All of the Coastal Alabama Community College nursing programs are approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing (ABN).


Coastal Alabama Community College's Simulation Program has been awarded provisional accreditation by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. This provisional status has been granted from October 27, 2021, through December 31, 2023.





Financial Aid is Available


Thomasville Campus

30755 Highway 43 South
Thomasville, AL 36784

Monroeville Campus

2800 South Alabama Avenue
Monroeville, AL 36460

Fairhope Campus

440 Fairhope Avenue
Fairhope, AL 36532

Brewton Campus

220 Alco Drive
Brewton, AL 36426

Bay Minette Campus

1900 Highway 31 South
Bay Minette, AL 36507