Adviser for nursing to come Feb. 4

Published 9:47 pm Thursday, January 29, 2009

Students who wish to enter the nursing profession will have the opportunity to learn more about Jefferson State Community College’s nursing program next week.

Jeff State Clanton Site administrator Larry Mahaffey said the college will be sending a nursing adviser to the Clanton building Wednesday from 8 a.m. to noon to talk with prospective students.

Nursing has been one subject that many students have been inquiring about, according to Mahaffey.

“We had over a hundred people when the adviser came in November,” Mahaffey said. “Nursing has been pretty popular here in Clanton.”

Jeff State’s nursing program requires about nine prerequisite courses, all of which are offered at the Clanton campus. These courses are outlined on the college’s Web site,

Once a student completes the general education curriculum, then he or she may apply for admission to the nursing program.

The full-time program lasts five semesters and is offered at the Jefferson and Shelby campuses, and a night/weekend program is available at the Jefferson campus only. Nursing students may pursue either an associate’s or an applied science degree.

For more information, call 280-8200 or log on to the school’s Web site.