ADN Curriculum

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program prepares an individual to become a professional registered nurse (RN).  The RN may supervise licensed practical nurses (LPNs), nurse technicians, certified nursing assistants, and/or medical assistants.  The RN provides direct patient care and assists in making decisions regarding plans of care for individuals and groups.  The associate degree RN takes general support courses that are transferrable for a baccalaureate in nursing.  A graduate of the ADN program is conferred the Associate in Applied Science degree and is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become an RN.  The program is accredited by the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

LEVEL I semester HOURS
NUR 1111 Fundamentals of Nursing 11
MAT 1313 College Algebra 3
PSY 1513 General Psychology 3
BIO 2513 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIO 2511 Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1
NUR 1210 Medical/Surgical Nursing I 10
BIO 2523 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIO 2521 Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1
EPY 2533 Human Growth and Development 3
ENG 1113 English Composition I 3
NUR 2104 Women’s Health/Newborn Nursing 4
NUR 2115 Pediatric Nursing 5
BIO 2923 Microbiology 3
BIO 2921 Microbiology Lab 1
SPT 1113 Public Speaking I 3
NUR 2203 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing 3
NUR 2209 Medical/Surgical Nursing II 9
SOC 2113 Introduction to Sociology 3

LPN to ADN Bridge*    NUR 2107        LPN to ADN Bridge (Summer Only)                   7

Nursing Electives – (Courses below are not required)

  • NUR 1011  Professional Nursing Forum I    1 Semester Hours
  • NUR 1012  Professional Nursing Forum II   2 Semester Hours
  • NUR 2012  Professional Nursing Forum III  2 Semester Hours
  • NUR 1203  Pharmacology in Nursing          3 Semester Hours

ADN general education courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better and all required nursing (NUR) courses must be completed with a grade of “B” or better.
ADN general education courses must be completed before or within the semester of nursing (NUR) courses listed.  If a student withdraws from a required co-requisite general education course(s) within the semester, the student must also withdraw from the nursing course(s).
*Students successfully (“B or higher”) completing the LPN to ADN Bridge course will be awarded seven (7) semester hours credit. The remaining required nursing course hours of Level I and II will be waived after successful completion of Level III (NUR 2104 & 2115) and Level IV (NUR 2203 &2209).

Recommendation: To prepare for graduation, it is recommended that all required general education courses   be completed before or during Level III of the ADN program.

PRCC reserves the right to make curricular changes to maintain state & national standards consistent with the changing needs of society & of the nursing profession.