Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program will be discontinued after Spring 2021

For the past decade, Judson College has been honored to provide an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program to equip young women for Christian healthcare service in the Alabama Black Belt and beyond.

Following the College’s successful fundraising effort at the end of December 2020, College trustees and administrators were positioned to make significant decisions concerning the viability of programming for the College. At its January 29, 2021, meeting, the Judson College Board of Trustees voted to close the Associate Degree in Nursing program, effective Fall 2021.

The two-year Associate Degree in Nursing Program at Judson, which has approval from the Alabama Board of Nursing, began offering classes in 2012. Graduates of the nursing program in 2019 and 2020 achieved a first-attempt 100% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Students currently enrolled in spring 2021 ADN classes will continue those through the end of the semester, which ends with Commencement on April 30, 2021. Second-year cohort students who have successfully completed all requirements of the ADN will receive the ADN from Judson College and will participate in the ADN Pinning Ceremony and Commencement in April.

Students in the first-year cohort will continue in their spring 2021 courses at Judson and will be provided with teach-out options to complete their ADN at another institution.

“Judson joins a growing number of colleges and universities that have analyzed and subsequently reduced academic offerings in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Joan Newman ‘73, Chair of the Judson College Board of Trustees. “The process of program evaluation is not only necessary but healthy for our College. The Executive team at Judson and the Board of Trustees are committed, not only to a future for Judson College, but to identifying and offering the degree programs that are in greatest demand for the future.”