ADN Program Details
To be eligible for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program the applicant must meet the following criteria:
1. All applicants must be high school graduates or submit passing GED scores to apply for regular admission to the college.
2. The applicant must apply for regular admission and be accepted by the college, and must apply to the nursing division of the college. Applications to the nursing program are accepted January 1st to April 5th each Spring.
3. Applications to the nursing program are accepted January 1st to April 5th each Spring. All applications and related paperwork must be complete and on file in the ADN Office by April 5 each year to be considered for a position in the Fall nursing class. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the data in the file is received, correct, and complete.
4. All applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher on a 4.00 scale for all previous college work attempted AND have an ACT composite score of 18 or higher. Submission of an ACT score is required for this program.
5. All prerequisite courses (Anatomy & Physiology I & II with labs, College Algebra, & Microbiology with lab) must be completed prior to entering the nursing program. Prerequisites must have been taken within 8 years of application year with a minimum grade of "C", and admissions criteria met by application deadline for an application to be considered. The applicant can be enrolled in final prerequisites at the time of applying. In exceptions, the applicant can be admitted into the program pending summer completion of final prerequisites.
6. If the applicant fails to complete the application, is not successful in prerequisite courses, is accepted and fails to enroll, or is not accepted, a new application must be submitted to the Division of Associate Degree Nursing between January 1st and April 5th of the next year. A waiting list is not maintained.
7. All applicants who meet the admissions requirements are notified by letter of an interview date and time with the ADN Admissions Committee.
8. Selection for the ADN Program is based upon the applicant's cumulative grade point average, ACT composite score, references, and interview score. Priority is given to in-district residents, out of district Mississippi residents, then, out of state residents, in that order. In-district counties are Adams, Copiah, Franklin, Lawrence, Lincoln, Jefferson, and Simpson. All applications are judged on a competitive basis. All applicants are notified by letter of their acceptance or non-acceptance into the nursing program. The number of applicants accepted each year is limited to available clinical facilities and available faculty.
9. If accepted, all applicants must participate in drug and alcohol testing, and a criminal history background check (Criminal history complies with MS Code Section 43-11-13(5)(a)(iii)).
10. If an applicant does not meet all of the minimal admissions criteria, admission is possible, but dependent upon nursing program accreditation standards set forth by the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.