Associate Degree Nursing

Program Information

Locations of Program:

Poplarville Campus
Forrest County Campus

Program Contact Information:

 Application Period Open:

January 1 – March 1 for Fall Admission

Poplarville Campus- Traditional ADN, LPN-ADN Day Bridge

Forrest County Campus-Traditional ADN


August 1 – October 1 for Spring Admission

Poplarville Campus- Traditional ADN, LPN-ADN Day Bridge


January 1 – March 1 for Summer Admission

Poplarville Campus – LPN-ADN Evening Bridge

Forrest County Campus – LPN-ADN Evening Bridge



Attention LPN to ADN Applicants!

Beginning August 1 – October 1, 2024 application period (Spring 2025 admission), PRCC AD Nursing will only accept the NACE Foundations of Nursing or Kaplan (see Entrance Exam criteria) as the Entrance Exam for LPN to ADN applicants.

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 offers three options between two campuses: Forrest County and Poplarville. Once accepted into the program, the Traditional ADN and the LPN to ADN Day options begin each fall and spring semester on the Poplarville campus. On the Forrest County Campus, the Traditional ADN option begins each fall. The Traditional ADN options are four semesters in length. The LPN to ADN Evening option is offered on both campuses each summer semester. All LPN to ADN options (Day and Evening) are three semesters in length. Programs of study differ for each option in regard to entry requirements and class schedules. 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 include hospitals located within the six counties the college serves as well as clinics, long-term care facilities, physician offices, rehabilitation centers, and K-12 schools.

A graduate of the ADN program is conferred the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree and is eligible to write for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become a registered nurse. After achieving licensure as a registered nurse, the associate degree nurse is able to practice in diverse healthcare settings and to advance in knowledge through practice and education.
PRCC Associate Degree Nursing

The Associate Degree Nursing program at Pearl River Community College is– 

  1. Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
    3390 Peachtree Road NE
    Suite 1400
    Atlanta, GA 30326
    (404) 975-5000 

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the ADN program is Continuing Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at 

  1. Approved by the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (MS IHL)
    3825 Ridgewood Road
    Jackson, MS 39211
    Telephone: (601) 432-6486 

Information on Mississippi’s professional license requirements:

The ADN program at PRCC meets the state education requirements for a registered nursing license in the state of Mississippi. Pearl River Community College has not determined if the ADN Program meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia. 

Associate Degree Nursing Program Fees

A list of fees associated with attending Pearl River Community College can be viewed on the college’s Tuition & Fees page. 

Fees associated with the ADN program can be found in the ADN Student Handbook

Possible careers in this program:

Registered nurses are able to have careers in many areas of healthcare including but not limited to practice, education, advance practice, public policy, research, and judiciary.

What a student can expect from a career in this field:

Students can expect to be challenged physically, mentally, and spiritually in this career and still find fulfillment in aiding patients and their families at a time when they are most vulnerable.

Essential requirements of a person in this career field:

Ability to meet Core Performance Standards: Critical Judgment, Communication, Interpersonal Reactions, Mobility - Physical Strength & Stamina, Motor Skills, and Senses – Auditory, Olfactory, Tactile, & Visual.

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Mission of Program:

The ADN program at PRCC is committed to instruct students in the art and science of nursing, to prepare graduates for successful passage of the NCLEX-RN exam, and to provide students with the skills necessary to practice as entry-level registered nurses in diverse healthcare settings.

PRCC Associate Degree Nursing

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the program, the PRCC-ADN graduate will have achieved the following End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes (EPSLOs): 

  1. Deliver quality, safe and effective patient-centered care. 
  2. Apply the nursing process while delivering care that encompasses the needs and culture preferences of the patient through advocacy, caring, and communication. 
  3. Demonstrate leadership and professionalism through delegation, prioritization, teaching/learning, and critical thinking – taking into account any ethical or legal implications. 
  4. Utilize evidence-based practice to guide nursing care through understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion and the needs of the patient throughout the lifespan.
  5. Collaborate with inter-professional healthcare teams to provide patient-centered care through communication and documentation. 

For information on the program, please email with the campus and option you are interested in. 


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