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The University of Alabama in Huntsville College of Nursing (UAH CON) and Calhoun Community College (CCC) have partnered to offer a Dual Nursing Program which will begin admitting students in Spring 2021.

The Dual Nursing Program allows CCC students to enroll in both the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program and the UAH CON RN-BSN Program allowing them to complete the ADN and BSN simultaneously.

Advantages of the ADN/BSN Dual Nursing Program

2020 has been dubbed the Year of the Nurse by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Nurses Association (ANA). In 2010 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report entitled The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health which focused on a mission to increase the number of BSN prepared nurses to 80% of the workforce by 2020. While this mission may not have been obtained by the 2020 goal many healthcare organizations now minimally require a BSN to practice nursing.

A BSN degree is necessary to continue to graduate programs for advanced practice degrees such as nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner, nurse educator, nurse administrator, and nurse researcher. The UAH CON/CCC Dual Nursing Program provides students the opportunity to obtain both the ADN and BSN simultaneously in five semesters of full-time study. Students admitted to the Dual Nursing Program will graduate with the ADN from Calhoun Community College (CCC) and a BSN from the University of Alabama in Huntsville College of Nursing (UAH CON). The ADN will be offered on Calhoun Community College Campus and the BSN Coursework is offered completely online through UAH College of Nursing.