How To Apply

Associate Degree Nursing

HOW TO APPLY

Complete PRCC Application

Within 3-5 days after you apply, you will receive Riverguide Credentials. 

Submit Your
Transcript

You must escript (preferred) or mail an official high school transcript and official transcripts from all previously attended colleges to: 

Pearl River Community College 
Office of Admissions 
101 Hwy 11 North 
Poplarville, MS 39470 

Complete ADN
Application

Use your Riverguide credentials to complete the ADN application.

Opens January 1st – March 1st for Summer admission.

Opens January 1st – March 1st for Fall admission.

Opens August 1st – October 1st for Spring admission.

If you have any questions regarding the application, please email adn@prcc.edu.

Upon completion of the application, you will receive an email stating that your application has been received for the current program application period along with further information.

How to Apply

Email Questions: adn@prcc.edu 

PRCC and ADN applications are submitted online. 

In addition to all PRCC admission requirements, the ADN program has a separate admission process with program specific requirements as listed below: 

Traditional ADN

Applicant must submit electronic copies of the following: 

  • Completed ADN Application
  • Driver’s license 
  • ACT score 
  • College transcript(s) from all colleges previously attended
    • PRCC transcripts are not required to be uploaded in the application
  • High school transcript from an accredited high school or GED test score, if never attended college 
  • Entrance Exam score 
  • If applicable, a letter from the dean or director of any ADN or BSN program attended stating date of eligibility to return.  Note: If not eligible for immediate return, the waiting period is three (3) years from exit date to apply.
  • If applicable, unencumbered Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license
  • If applicable, Certification for Certified Nursing Assistant

NOTE: Applications submitted without the above documentation are considered incomplete and are not reviewed for admission. 

Additional Application Information: 

  • Admission into PRCC does not mean the student has been admitted into the ADN program. 
  • Students selected for admission into the ADN program must satisfy the following:
    • A criminal history background check with fingerprinting (MS IHL Requirement). Fingerprinting will be done at the ADN orientation.
    • Substance Screening (information will be provided at orientation). 
    • Health Physical form (specific form will be provided by the program). 
  • At the time of application, the applicant must have completed, be enrolled in, or be eligible to take College Algebra, General Psychology, and Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab.

ADN Admission Criteria: 

  • ACT Requirements
    • Composite score of 18 or higher
    • An applicant who has previously earned a baccalaureate or higher degree may enter without an ACT.
  • Grade Point Average Requirements
    • High school or college grade point average of 2.0 or higher, a GPA of 2.5 or higher is preferred. 
    • College GPA is only calculated on completed ADN general education courses as outlined in the curriculum at the time of application.
    • If no ADN general education courses are taken, the high school GPA is used
  • Entrance exam score Requirements (Applicants may use a Kaplan score or a TEAS entrance exam score – See Entrance Exam)
    • Kaplan entrance exam score minimum 55%. A Kaplan score of 65% or higher is preferred.
    • TEAS entrance exam score minimum 58.7%

NOTE: Applications submitted without the above ADN admission criteria are not eligible for admission. 

ADN General Education Information 

  • ADN co-requisite courses listed in the program of study must be completed with a grade of “C” or better in order to progress to the next level and/or graduate.

REQUIRED ADN GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
Total 30 Credit hours
MAT 1313 College Algebra……………………………3
   *Or MAT 1753 – Quantitative Reasoning………….3
PSY 1513 General Psychology……………………….3
BIO 2513 Anatomy & Physiology I…………………….3
BIO 2511 Anatomy & Physiology I Lab……………….1
BIO 2523 Anatomy & Physiology II…………………….3
BIO 2521 Anatomy & Physiology II Lab………………1
EPY 2533 Human Growth & Development…………..3
ENG 1113 English Composition I………………………3
BIO 2923 Microbiology………………………………….3
BIO 2921 Microbiology Lab …………………………….1
SPT 1113 Public Speaking I…………………………….3
SOC 2113 Introduction to Sociology…………………..3 

Selection of candidates:
Admission to the nursing program is based on a selective process. Applicants are ranked using a points system based on objective data including ADN applicant’s high school or college GPA, ACT score, Entrance Exam score, completed ADN general education courses (Required science and math courses will receive additional points), and Certified Nursing Assistant certification (documentation required). Preferential consideration is given to in-district residents (Forrest, Hancock, Jeff Davis, Lamar, Marion and Pearl River counties), followed by out-of-district residents and out-of-state residents.

Applicants selected for admission are provisionally admitted into the program based upon space availability, criminal background check clearance, substance screen verification, and ability to meet other clinical requirements (See ADN Student Handbook). All qualified applicants not selected for admission will be placed on an alternate list for that semester only. Alternates may be selected if space becomes available. If selected, alternates will be notified via PRCC student email. 

Letters of acceptance/declination are sent via PRCC Student email first week in November for spring admission and first week in April for summer/fall admission. 

NOTE: All newly accepted students are required to attend a mandatory orientation prior to starting the ADN program. 

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LPN to ADN Day

Applicant must submit electronic copies of the following: 

  • Completed ADN Application
  • Driver’s license
  • ACT score 
  • College transcript(s) from all colleges previously attended
    • PRCC transcripts are not required to be uploaded in the application
  • Entrance Exam score 
  • Current unencumbered Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license 
  • Completed LPN Employer Verification form
  • LPN to ADN applicant with less than one (1) year experience, must submit two (2) letters of recommendation. One letter from a past PN clinical instructor and another from a current supervisor who can validate PN experience. 

NOTE: Applications submitted without the above documentation are considered incomplete and are not reviewed for admission. 

Additional Application Information: 

  • Admission into PRCC does not mean the student has been admitted into the ADN program. 
  • Students selected for admission into the ADN program must satisfy the following:
    • A criminal history background check with fingerprinting (MS IHL Requirement). Fingerprinting will be done at the ADN orientation.
    • Substance Screening (information will be provided at orientation). 
    • Health Physical form (specific form will be provided by the program). 
  • LPN to ADN applicant who was not successful in a similar transition program is not eligible to apply for the LPN to ADN Day option of the PRCC ADN program (if interested, see ADN Traditional Option). 
  • LPN to ADN applicant with a lapse in practice longer than two years is not eligible to apply to the LPN to ADN (Day) option of the PRCC ADN program (if interested, see ADN Traditional option). 
  • If selected, acceptance into PRCC ADN program is contingent on successful completion of required courses (pre-requisites). The following ADN general education courses must be completed at the time of entry into the program with a grade of “C” or higher:  College Algebra, General Psychology and Anatomy and Physiology I with lab.

ADN Admission Criteria:

  • ACT Requirements
    • Composite score of 16 or higher, 18 or higher preferred
    • Applicants without an ACT composite score of 18 or higher must have successfully completed (a grade of “C” or better) a minimum of 12 hours in the ADN general education courses to include A&P I with lab and A&P II with lab and have a minimum 2.5 GPA in ADN general education courses at the time of application.
    • An applicant who has previously earned a baccalaureate or higher degree may enter without an ACT.
  • Grade Point Average Requirements
    • 2.0 or higher, a GPA of 2.5 or higher is preferred.
    • GPA is calculated on ADN general education courses outlined in the curriculum.
    • GPA is only calculated on completed ADN general education courses at the time of application.
    • If ACT composite score is 16 or 17, applicant must have GPA of 2.5 in at least 12 hours of ADN general education courses including A&P I with lab and A&P II with lab at the time of application.
  • Entrance exam score Requirements (Applicants may use a Kaplan score or a NACE entrance exam score – See Entrance Exam)
    • Kaplan entrance exam score minimum 55%. A Kaplan score of 65% or higher is preferred.
    • NACE entrance exam score minimum 55%. A NACE score of 65% or higher is preferred.

NOTE: Applications submitted without the above ADN admission criteria are not eligible for admission. 

ADN General Education Information 

  • ADN co-requisite courses listed in the program of study must be completed with a grade of “C” or better in order to progress to the next level and/or graduate.

REQUIRED ADN GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
Total 30 Credit hours
MAT 1313 College Algebra………………………………………3
   *Or MAT 1753 – Quantitative Reasoning………….3
PSY 1513 General Psychology………………………………….3
BIO 2513 Anatomy & Physiology I………………………….3
BIO 2511 Anatomy & Physiology I Lab…………………..1
BIO 2523 Anatomy & Physiology II……………………….3
BIO 2521 Anatomy & Physiology II Lab………………..1
EPY 2533 Human Growth & Development……….3
ENG 1113 English Composition I……………………………..3
BIO 2923 Microbiology ……………………………………………..3
BIO 2921 Microbiology Lab ………………………………………1
SPT 1113 Public Speaking I………………………………………..3
SOC 2113 Introduction to Sociology………………………3 

Additional Information: NUR 1207 – LPN Bridge 

The NUR 1207 course is designed to enhance the knowledge the LPN gained in a practical nursing (PN) program, especially the practice of medical/surgical nursing; to assist the student with transition into the registered nurse role; and to prepare the student for progression into Level 3 & 4 of the Traditional option of the ADN program. 

Students successfully completing the LPN Bridge course (“B” or higher) will earn seven (7) credit hours. The remaining required nursing course hours of Level 1 & 2 will be waived after successful completion of NUR 2104, NUR 2115, NUR 2203, and NUR 2209. 

Prerequisites to the LPN Bridge course includes: BIO 2511, BIO 2513, MAT 1313, and PSY 1513.

Selection of candidates:
Admission to the nursing program is based on a selective process. Applicants are ranked using a points system based on objective data including ADN applicant’s high school or college GPA, ACT score, Entrance Exam score, and completed ADN general education courses (Required science and math courses will receive additional points). Preferential consideration is given to in-district residents (Forrest, Hancock, Jeff Davis, Lamar, Marion and Pearl River counties), followed by out-of-district residents and out-of-state residents.

Applicants selected for admission are provisionally admitted into the program based upon space availability, criminal background check clearance, substance screen verification, and ability to meet other clinical requirements (See ADN Student Handbook). All qualified applicants not selected for admission will be placed on an alternate list for that semester only. Alternates may be selected if space becomes available. If selected, alternates will be notified via PRCC student email.


Letters of acceptance/declination are sent via PRCC Student email first week in November for spring admission and first week in April for summer/fall admission.

NOTE: All newly accepted students are required to attend a mandatory orientation prior to starting the ADN program. 

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LPN to ADN Evening/Weekend

Applicant must submit electronic copies of the following: 

  • Completed ADN Application
  • Driver’s license 
  • ACT score 
  • College transcript(s) from all colleges previously attended
    • PRCC transcripts are not required to be uploaded in the application
  • Entrance Exam score 
  • Current unencumbered Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license 
  • Completed LPN Employer Verification form 
  • LPN to ADN applicant with less than one (1) year experience, must submit two (2) letters of recommendation. One letter from a past PN clinical instructor and another from a current supervisor who can validate PN experience. 

NOTE: Applications submitted without the above documentation are considered incomplete and are not reviewed for admission. 

Additional Application Information: 

  • Admission into PRCC does not mean the student has been admitted into the ADN program. 
  • Students selected for admission into the ADN program must satisfy the following:
    • A criminal history background check with fingerprinting (MS IHL Requirement). Fingerprinting will be done at the ADN orientation.
    • Substance Screening (information will be provided at orientation). 
    • Health Physical form (specific form will be provided by the program). 
  • LPN to ADN applicant who was not successful in a similar transition program is not eligible to apply for the LPN to ADN Evening/Weekend option of the PRCC ADN program (if interested, see ADN Traditional Option). 
  • LPN to ADN applicant with a lapse in practice longer than two years is not eligible to apply to the LPN to ADN (Evening/Weekend) option of the PRCC ADN program (if interested, see ADN Traditional option). 
  • If selected, acceptance into PRCC ADN program is contingent on successful completion of required courses (pre-requisites). All ADN general education courses must be completed at the time of entry into the program with a grade of “C” or higher.

ADN Admission Criteria:

  • ACT Requirements
    • Composite score of 16 or higher, 18 or higher preferred
    • Applicants without an ACT composite score of 18 or higher must have successfully completed (a grade of “C” or better) a minimum of 12 hours in the ADN general education courses to include A&P I with lab and A&P II with lab and have a minimum 2.5 GPA in ADN general education courses at the time of application.
    • An applicant who has previously earned a baccalaureate or higher degree may enter without an ACT.
  • Grade Point Average Requirements
    • 2.0 or higher, a GPA of 2.5 or higher is preferred. 
    • GPA is calculated on ADN general education courses outlined in the curriculum.
    • GPA is only calculated on completed ADN general education courses at the time of application.
    • If ACT composite score is 16 or 17, applicant must have GPA of 2.5 in at least 12 hours of ADN general education courses including A&P I with lab and A&P II with lab at the time of application.
  • Entrance exam score Requirements (Applicants may use a Kaplan score or a NACE entrance exam score – See Entrance Exam)
    • Kaplan entrance exam score minimum 55%. A Kaplan score of 65% or higher is preferred.
    • NACE entrance exam score minimum 55%. A NACE score of 65% or higher is preferred.

NOTE: Applications submitted without the above ADN admission criteria are not eligible for admission. 

REQUIRED ADN GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
Total 30 Credit hours
MAT 1313 College Algebra……………………………………..3
   *Or MAT 1753 – Quantitative Reasoning………….3
PSY 1513 General Psychology………………………………….3
BIO 2513 Anatomy & Physiology I………………………….3
BIO 2511 Anatomy & Physiology I Lab…………………..1
BIO 2523 Anatomy & Physiology II……………………….3
BIO 2521 Anatomy & Physiology II Lab………………..1
EPY 2533 Human Growth & Development……….3
ENG 1113 English Composition I……………………………..3
BIO 2923 Microbiology ……………………………………………..3
BIO 2921 Microbiology Lab ………………………………………1
SPT 1113 Public Speaking I………………………………………..3
SOC 2113 Introduction to Sociology………………………3 

Additional Information: NUR 1207 – LPN Bridge 

The NUR 1207 course is designed to enhance the knowledge the LPN gained in a practical nursing (PN) program, especially the practice of medical/surgical nursing; to assist the student with transition into the registered nurse role; and to prepare the student for progression into Level 3 & 4 of the ADN program. 

Students successfully completing the LPN Bridge course (“B” or higher) will earn seven (7) credit hours. The remaining required nursing course hours of Level 1 & 2 will be waived after successful completion of NUR 2104, NUR 2115, NUR 2203, and NUR 2209. 

Selection of candidates: 

Admission to the nursing program is based on a selective process. Applicants are ranked using a points system based on objective data including ADN applicant’s high school or college GPA, ACT score, Entrance Exam score, and completed ADN general education courses (Required science and math courses will receive additional points).  Preferential consideration is given to in-district residents (Forrest, Hancock, Jeff Davis, Lamar, Marion and Pearl River counties), followed by out-of-district residents and out-of-state residents.

Applicants selected for admission are provisionally admitted into the program based upon space availability, criminal background check clearance, substance screen verification, and ability to meet other clinical requirements (See ADN Student Handbook). All qualified applicants not selected for admission will be placed on an alternate list for that semester only. Alternates may be selected if space becomes available. If selected, alternates will be notified via PRCC student email. 

Letters of acceptance/declination are sent via PRCC Student email first week in November for spring admission and first week in April for summer/fall admission.

NOTE: All newly accepted students are required to attend a mandatory orientation prior to starting the ADN program. 

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Transfer of Nursing Credits from another Nursing Program (ADN or BSN): 

The application deadline for transferring applicants is February 1st for Fall consideration and September 1st for Spring. Applicant admissions are subject to space availability. 

Transferring applicants must meet all PRCC and ADN admission requirements. 

Transfer must be from an accredited nursing program. 

No credit is awarded for life experiences. 

Any student with a failure in a nursing course is not eligible for transfer; student may apply as new student. 

Only nursing courses completed one year or less prior to application are considered for credit. 

Only fundamentals or a course similar in content is allowed to be transferred. Course must be consistent with PRCC ADN program curriculum in theory content and clinical requirements. Applicant must supply a copy of the following with application: 

  • Course syllabus 
  • Detailed course description 
  • Detailed clinical evaluation 
  • Official transcripts 
  • Letter of recommendation from dean or director of previously attended nursing program, including proof of applicant’s standing with program. 

Entry can be denied on basis of unprofessional conduct – despite meeting all ADN program requirements. 

Course competence: (student will be allowed time to prepare) 

  • Must meet program set benchmark on a standardized test focused on fundamental content. 
  • Must demonstrate competency on critical behaviors required of a fundamental nursing student. 

Upon review, the applicant may be required to take additional nursing coursework in order to meet PRCC and ADN program graduation requirements. 

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