Associate Degree Nursing

ADN 50th Anniversary

ADN PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program at PRCC is designed to prepare graduates for a challenging and satisfying career as a registered nurse. The ADN program begins each fall and spring semester on the Poplarville campus. Once accepted into the ADN program, the program is four semesters in length. The curriculum includes a balance of nursing and general educational courses. Students have the opportunity to apply nursing theory and skills in the simulation/skills lab and in a variety of healthcare agencies. Clinical settings may include hospitals located within the six counties that the college serves as well as clinics, nursing homes, physician offices, rehabilitation centers, and schools. Students are required to provide their own transportation to all clinical experiences.
A graduate of the ADN program is conferred the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree and is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become a registered nurse.  Graduates of the ADN program work in clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, and physician offices. The graduate may supervise licensed practical nurses (LPNs) certified nursing assistants (CNAs), nurse technicians, and/or medical assistants. Graduates also have continued in higher education and received their baccalaureate, master’s and/or doctoral degrees in nursing and other related fields.
The ADN program is accredited by:

Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (MS IHL) 
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
Telephone: (601) 432-6486
http://www.ihl.state.ms.us/nursing/

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Telephone: (404) 975-5000
http://www.acenursing.org/


Revised: acj 10/13, 2/16

 
 UPCOMING NLN PAX-RN TEST DATES:

August 16, 2016
August 25, 2016
September 13, 2016
September 15, 2016
September 20, 2016
September 29, 2016

Instructions to create NLN account:  http://www.goodwin.edu/pdfs/nursing/nln-guide.pdf