East Central Community College
275 West Broad Street
Decatur, Mississippi 39327
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
Pre-Nursing Studies - Associate's degree
ADN Program Details
This program is designed to prepare men and women to become nurses at the associate degree level. The curriculum includes a balance of general education and nursing courses to provide a sound theoretical base for nursing practice. Clinical experiences are concurrent with the theory component during the four semesters. Graduates will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) and will meet the requirements of the State Board of Nursing to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®). The Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326 and the Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning, Board of Trustees (IHL).
East Central Community College currently admits students into the Associate Degree Nursing Program in August. Application deadline is May 1st.
To be considered for acceptance into the ADN program, the applicant’s file must be complete in the Admissions Office and the Office of Healthcare Education. The student is responsible for ensuring that the data in the file is correct by the application deadline.
Qualified applicants will be considered by the admissions committee on a competitive basis using the following criteria:
1. Applicants within the five county ECCC district or previous enrollment at ECCC will receive one (1) additional point.
2. Grade point average based on required courses for the ADN curriculum. Students who have received grade of D or F in more than six hours in the required ADN curriculum receive a ten point deduction.
LPN Program Details
The Practical Nursing program prepares the individual to assist in providing general nursing care requiring basic knowledge of the biological, physical, behavioral, psychological, and sociological sciences; and of nursing procedures which do not require the the substantial skills, judgment, and knowledge required of a registered nurse. This care is performed under the direction of a registered nurse, licensed physician, or dentist. Students that complete the program requirements, as identified by the Mississippi Department of Education, will be eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). The State Board of Nursing may refuse any individual the right to take the NCLEX-PN based on previous criminal records.
East Central Community College currently admits students into the Practical Nursing (PN) Program in August. Application deadline is May 1st.
The PN Admissions Committee will select each semester's class from the pool of applicants who meet minimum admission requirements. Any application with incomplete records will not be considered for admission. The admission process is competitive and completion of minimum requirements is not a guarantee of admission.