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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 Interest Survey.

Opens December 1st – March 1st for Fall admission

July 1st – October 1st for Spring admission.

You will receive an email stating that your survey has been received for the current program application period along with further information.

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

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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: 

Applicant must submit electronic copies of the following: 

  • Driver’s license 
  • ACT score 
  • College transcript(s) from all colleges previously attended; including PRCC 
  • High school transcript from an accredited high school or GED test score, if never attended college 
  • Entrance Exam score 
  • Completed Criminal Background Check (CBC) questionnaire 
  • 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.

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. 
  • Any previous legal difficulties may result in the inability of the student to enter the ADN program and/or obtain state licensure. 
  • According to ACT scores, applicant must have completed, be enrolled in, or be eligible to take College Algebra and Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab.

ADN Admission Criteria: 

  • ACT composite score of 18 or higher 
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) 2.5 or higher 

College GPA is calculated on the following completed courses: College Algebra, General Psychology, and Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab. 

  • Entrance Exam 65% or higher

NOTE: If one of the required criteria is not met, applicants must have one of the alternate requirements for admission. 

ACT requirements: 

  • Composite scores associated with full ACT tests will be accepted. Scores associated with section retesting will not be considered for admission. 
  • Applicants with an ACT composite below 16 are not considered for admission. 
  • If the ACT composite is below 18, then the GPA is calculated on the following completed courses: College Algebra, General Psychology, Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab, and Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab. The GPA must be: 
    2.8 if ACT is 17 
    3.0 if ACT is 16 
  • An applicant who has previously earned a baccalaureate or higher degree may enter without an ACT by completing all the required ADN general education courses with grades of “C” or better and having an overall 2.5 GPA (MS IHL). 

GPA requirements: 

  • Applicants with a GPA below 2.0 are not considered for admission. 
  • If GPA is less than 2.5, then the ACT must be: 
  • 19 if GPA is 2.4 
  • 20 if GPA is 2.3 
  • 21 if GPA is 2.2 
  • 22 if GPA is 2.1 
  • 23 if GPA is 2.0

ADN General Education Information 

  • ADN general education course grades submitted through the end of spring and/or summer semesters will be used to compute the GPA for the upcoming spring admission. 
  • ADN general education course grades submitted through the end of the fall semester will be used to compute the GPA for the upcoming fall admission. 
  • There is no time limit on the required ADN general education courses; however, if an applicant has more than two (2) enrollments in achieving a grade of “C or higher” on College Algebra, General Psychology, Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab, and/or Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab, a GPA of 2.8 or higher is recommended. 
  • All co-requisite courses listed in the program of study must be completed with a grade of “C” or better before progressing to the next nursing level.

REQUIRED ADN GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 
Total 30 Credit hours 
MAT 1313 College Algebra…………………………………………..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 

Entrance Exam requirements: 

  • Applicants with an entrance exam score below 55% are not considered for admission. 
  • If Entrance Exam is less than 65%, then the GPA is calculated on the following completed courses: College Algebra, General Psychology, Anatomy & Physiology I with lab, and Anatomy & Physiology II with lab. The GPA must be: 
  • 2.8 if score 64-60% 
  • 3.0 if score 59-55%

Register for Kaplan Entrance Exam 

Follow instructions to register – payment of $50 must be made at the time of registration. Payment receipt is confirmation. NOTE: Test Date and Check-in Time. 

Additional Entrance Exam information: 

  • Only one attempt per application period. 
  • Scores are valid for three (3) years.

Transfer of Nursing Credits: 

Applicants wanting to transfer previously earned nursing credits from another ADN or BSN program must meet the following requirements: 

  • Application deadline for transferring is February 1 for fall consideration and September 1 for spring consideration. 
  • Applicant admissions are subject to space availability. 
  • Transferring applicants must meet all PRCC admission and ADN program requirements. 
  • An applicant who attended another ADN or BSN program will have nursing course grades included in the GPA calculations. 

Selection of candidates: 
Review of potential candidates is made by the ADN Admission/Progression Committee. Recommendations are made based upon the ADN applicant’s high school or college GPA, ACT score, and Entrance Exam score. Applicants meeting required criteria are provisionally admitted into the program based upon space availability, CBC clearance, substance screen verification, and ability to meet other clinical requirements (See ADN Student Handbook). 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 then out-of-state residents. 

Letters of acceptance/declination are sent via US postal service the last week of November for spring admission or the last week of April for fall admission. 

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

Applicant must submit electronic copies of the following: 

  • Driver’s license 
  • ACT score 
  • College transcript(s) from all colleges previously attended; including PRCC 
  • Entrance Exam score 
  • Completed Criminal Background Check (CBC) questionnaire 
  • Current unencumbered Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license 

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. 
  • Any previous legal difficulties may result in the inability of the student to enter the ADN program and/or obtain state licensure. 
  • A LPN 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). 
  • A LPN 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. 
  • A LPN 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). 
  • The following general education courses must be complete at the time of application with a grade of “C” or higher:  College Algebra, General Psychology and Anatomy and Physiology I with lab.

ADN Admission Criteria: 

  • ACT composite score of 18 or higher 
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) 2.5 or higher 

College GPA is calculated on the following completed courses: College Algebra, General Psychology, and Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab. 

  • Entrance Exam 65% or higher

NOTE: If one of the required criteria is not met, applicants must have one of the alternate requirements for admission. 

ACT requirements: 

  • Composite scores associated with full ACT tests will be accepted. Scores associated with section retesting will not be considered for admission. 
  • Applicants with an ACT composite below 16 are not considered for admission. 
  • If the ACT composite is below 18, then the GPA is calculated on the following completed courses: College Algebra, General Psychology, Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab, and Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab. The GPA must be: 
    2.8 if ACT is 17 
    3.0 if ACT is 16 

GPA requirements: 

  • Applicants with a GPA below 2.0 are not considered for admission. 
  • If GPA is less than 2.5, then the ACT must be: 
  • 19 if GPA is 2.4 
  • 20 if GPA is 2.3 
  • 21 if GPA is 2.2 
  • 22 if GPA is 2.1 
  • 23 if GPA is 2.0 

ADN General Education Information 

  • There is no time limit on the required ADN general education courses; however, if an applicant has more than two (2) enrollments in achieving a grade of “C or higher” on College Algebra, General Psychology, Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab, and/or Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab, a GPA of 2.8 or higher is recommended. 
  • All co-requisite courses listed in the program of study must be completed with a grade of “C” or better before progressing to the next nursing level.

REQUIRED ADN GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 
Total 30 Credit hours 
MAT 1313 College Algebra…………………………………………..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 

Entrance Exam requirements: 

  • Applicants with an entrance exam score below 55% are not considered for admission. 
  • If Entrance Exam is less than 65%, then the GPA is calculated on the following completed courses: College Algebra, General Psychology, Anatomy & Physiology I with lab, and Anatomy & Physiology II with lab. The GPA must be: 
  • 2.8 if score 64-60% 
  • 3.0 if score 59-55%

Register for Kaplan Entrance Exam 

Follow instructions to register – payment of $50 must be made at the time of registration. Payment receipt is confirmation. NOTE: Test Date and Check-in Time. 

Additional Entrance Exam information: 

  • Only one attempt per application period. 
  • Scores are valid for three (3) years.

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. 

The NUR 1207 is a course held in the Nursing Building on the PRCC Poplarville campus during fall and spring semesters. 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. The following ADN general education courses must be completed prior to entering Level 3: BIO 2521, BIO 2523, ENG 1113, and EPY 2533. 

Selection of candidates: 
Review of potential candidates is made by the ADN Admission/Progression Committee. Recommendations are made based upon the ADN applicant’s college GPA, ACT score, and Entrance Exam score. Applicants meeting required criteria are provisionally admitted into the program based upon space availability, CBC clearance, substance screen verification, and ability to meet other clinical requirements (See ADN Student Handbook). 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 then out-of-state residents. 

Letters of acceptance/declination are sent via US postal service the last week of November for spring admission or the last week of April for fall admission. 

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

Applicant must submit electronic copies of the following: 

  • Driver’s license 
  • ACT score 

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. 
  • Any previous legal difficulties may result in the inability of the student to enter the ADN program and/or obtain state licensure. 
  • A LPN to ADN applicant who was not successful in a similar transition program is not eligible to apply for the LPN to ADN Evening option of the PRCC ADN program (if interested, see ADN Traditional Option). 
  • A 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. 
  • A LPN applicant with a lapse in practice longer than two years is not eligible to apply to the LPN to ADN (Day/Evening) option of the PRCC ADN program (if interested, see ADN Traditional option). 
  • All general education courses must be complete at the time of application with a grade of “C” or higher. 

REQUIRED ADN GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 
Total 30 Credit hours 
MAT 1313 College Algebra…………………………………………..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 

ADN Admission Criteria: 

  • ACT composite score of 18 or higher 
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) 2.5 or higher 

College GPA is calculated on all required ADN general education courses. 

  • Entrance Exam 65% or higher 

NOTE: If one of the required criteria is not met, applicants must have one of the alternate requirements for admission. 

ACT requirements: 

  • Composite scores associated with full ACT tests will be accepted. Scores associated with section retesting will not be considered for admission. 
  • Applicants with an ACT composite below 16 are not considered for admission. 
  • If the ACT composite is below 18, then the GPA must be: 
    2.8 if ACT is 17 
    3.0 if ACT is 16 

GPA requirements: 

  • Applicants with a GPA below 2.0 are not considered for admission. 
  • If GPA is less than 2.5, then the ACT must be: 
  • 19 if GPA is 2.4 
  • 20 if GPA is 2.3 
  • 21 if GPA is 2.2 
  • 22 if GPA is 2.1 
  • 23 if GPA is 2.0 

ADN General Education Information 

  • There is no time limit on the required ADN general education courses; however, if an applicant has more than two (2) enrollments in achieving a grade of “C or higher” on College Algebra, General Psychology, Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab, and/or Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab, a GPA of 2.8 or higher is recommended. 

3.Entrance Exam requirements: 

  • Applicants with an entrance exam score below 55% are not considered for admission. 
  • If entrance exam is less than 65%, then the GPA must be: 
  • 2.8 if score 64-60% 
  • 3.0 if score 59-55% 

Register for Kaplan Entrance Exam 

Follow instructions to register – payment of $50 must be made at the time of registration. Payment receipt is confirmation. NOTE: Test Date and Check-in Time. 

Additional Entrance Exam information: 

  • Only one attempt per application period. 
  • Scores are valid for three (3) years. 

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. 

The NUR 1207 is a course held in the Allied Health Building on the PRCC Forest County Center during fall semester. 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: 
Review of potential candidates is made by the ADN Admission/Progression Committee. Recommendations are made based upon the ADN applicant’s college GPA, ACT score, and Entrance Exam score. Applicants meeting required criteria are provisionally admitted into the program based upon space availability, CBC clearance, substance screen verification, and ability to meet other clinical requirements (See ADN Student Handbook). Preferential consideration is given to in-district residents (Forest, Hancock, Jeff Davis, Lamar, Marion and Pearl River counties), followed by out-of-district residents, and then out-of-state residents. 

Letters of acceptance/declination are sent via US postal service the last week of April for fall admission. 

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

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. 

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: 

  • Driver’s license 
  • ACT score 
  • College transcript(s) from all colleges previously attended; including PRCC 
  • 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.

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. 
  • Any previous legal difficulties may result in the inability of the student to enter the ADN program and/or obtain state licensure. 
  • According to ACT scores, applicant must have completed, be enrolled in, or be eligible to take College Algebra and Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab.

ADN Admission Criteria: 

  • ACT composite score of 18 or higher 
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) 2.5 or higher 

College GPA is calculated on the following completed courses: College Algebra, General Psychology, and Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab. 

  • Entrance Exam 65% or higher

NOTE: If one of the required criteria is not met, applicants must have one of the alternate requirements for admission. 

ACT requirements: 

  • Composite scores associated with full ACT tests will be accepted. Scores associated with section retesting will not be considered for admission. 
  • Applicants with an ACT composite below 16 are not considered for admission. 
  • If the ACT composite is below 18, then the GPA is calculated on the following completed courses: College Algebra, General Psychology, Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab, and Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab. The GPA must be:
    2.8 if ACT is 17
    3.0 if ACT is 16 
  • An applicant who has previously earned a baccalaureate or higher degree may enter without an ACT by completing all the required ADN general education courses with grades of “C” or better and having an overall 2.5 GPA (MS IHL). 

GPA requirements: 

  • Applicants with a GPA below 2.0 are not considered for admission. 
  • If GPA is less than 2.5, then the ACT must be: 
  • 19 if GPA is 2.4 
  • 20 if GPA is 2.3 
  • 21 if GPA is 2.2 
  • 22 if GPA is 2.1 
  • 23 if GPA is 2.0

ADN General Education Information 

  • ADN general education course grades submitted through the end of spring and/or summer semesters will be used to compute the GPA for the upcoming spring admission. 
  • ADN general education course grades submitted through the end of the fall semester will be used to compute the GPA for the upcoming fall admission. 
  • There is no time limit on the required ADN general education courses; however, if an applicant has more than two (2) enrollments in achieving a grade of “C or higher” on College Algebra, General Psychology, Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab, and/or Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab, a GPA of 2.8 or higher is recommended. 
  • All co-requisite courses listed in the program of study must be completed with a grade of “C” or better before progressing to the next nursing level.

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 
Entrance Exam requirements: 

  • Applicants with an entrance exam score below 55% are not considered for admission. 
  • If Entrance Exam is less than 65%, then the GPA is calculated on the following completed courses: College Algebra, General Psychology, Anatomy & Physiology I with lab, and Anatomy & Physiology II with lab. The GPA must be: 
  • 2.8 if score 64-60% 
  • 3.0 if score 59-55%

Register for Kaplan Entrance Exam 

Follow instructions to register – payment of $50 must be made at the time of registration. Payment receipt is confirmation. NOTE: Test Date, Check-in Time, and location. 

Additional Entrance Exam information: 

  • Only one attempt per application period. 
  • Scores are valid for three (3) years.

Transfer of Nursing Credits: 

Applicants wanting to transfer previously earned nursing credits from another ADN or BSN program must meet the following requirements: 

  • Application deadline for transferring is February 1 for fall consideration and September 1 for spring consideration. 
  • Applicant admissions are subject to space availability. 
  • Transferring applicants must meet all PRCC and ADN program admission requirements. 
  • An applicant who attended another ADN or BSN program will have nursing course grades included in the GPA calculations. 

Selection of candidates:
Review of potential candidates is made by the ADN Admission/Progression Committee. Recommendations are made based upon the ADN applicant’s high school or college GPA, ACT score, and Entrance Exam score. Applicants meeting required criteria are provisionally admitted into the program based upon space availability, CBC clearance, substance screen verification, and ability to meet other clinical requirements (See ADN Student Handbook). 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 then out-of-state residents. 

Letters of acceptance/declination are sent via US postal service the last week of November for spring admission or the last week of April for 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: 

  • Driver’s license 
  • ACT score 
  • College transcript(s) from all colleges previously attended; including PRCC 
  • Entrance Exam score 
  • Current unencumbered Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license 

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. 
  • Any previous legal difficulties may result in the inability of the student to enter the ADN program and/or obtain state licensure. 
  • A LPN 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). 
  • A LPN 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. 
  • A LPN 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). 
  • The following general education courses must be complete at the time of application with a grade of “C” or higher:  College Algebra, General Psychology and Anatomy and Physiology I with lab.

ADN Admission Criteria: 

  • ACT composite score of 18 or higher 
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) 2.5 or higher 

College GPA is calculated on the following completed courses: College Algebra, General Psychology, and Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab. 

  • Entrance Exam 65% or higher

NOTE: If one of the required criteria is not met, applicants must have one of the alternate requirements for admission. 

ACT requirements: 

  • Composite scores associated with full ACT tests will be accepted. Scores associated with section retesting will not be considered for admission. 
  • Applicants with an ACT composite below 16 are not considered for admission. 
  • If the ACT composite is below 18, then the GPA is calculated on the following completed courses: College Algebra, General Psychology, Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab, and Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab. The GPA must be:
    2.8 if ACT is 17
    3.0 if ACT is 16 

GPA requirements: 

  • Applicants with a GPA below 2.0 are not considered for admission. 
  • If GPA is less than 2.5, then the ACT must be: 
  • 19 if GPA is 2.4 
  • 20 if GPA is 2.3 
  • 21 if GPA is 2.2 
  • 22 if GPA is 2.1 
  • 23 if GPA is 2.0 

ADN General Education Information 

  • There is no time limit on the required ADN general education courses; however, if an applicant has more than two (2) enrollments in achieving a grade of “C or higher” on College Algebra, General Psychology, Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab, and/or Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab, a GPA of 2.8 or higher is recommended. 
  • All co-requisite courses listed in the program of study must be completed with a grade of “C” or better before progressing to the next nursing level.

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 

Entrance Exam requirements: 

  • Applicants with an entrance exam score below 55% are not considered for admission. 
  • If Entrance Exam is less than 65%, then the GPA is calculated on the following completed courses: College Algebra, General Psychology, Anatomy & Physiology I with lab, and Anatomy & Physiology II with lab. The GPA must be: 
  • 2.8 if score 64-60% 
  • 3.0 if score 59-55%

Register for Kaplan Entrance Exam 

Follow instructions to register – payment of $50 must be made at the time of registration. Payment receipt is confirmation. NOTE: Test Date, Check-in Time, and location. 

Additional Entrance Exam information: 

  • Only one attempt per application period. 
  • Scores are valid for three (3) years.

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. 

The NUR 1207 is a course held in the Nursing Building on the PRCC Poplarville campus during fall and spring semesters. 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. The following ADN general education courses must be completed prior to entering Level 3: BIO 2521, BIO 2523, ENG 1113, and EPY 2533. 

Selection of candidates:
Review of potential candidates is made by the ADN Admission/Progression Committee. Recommendations are made based upon the ADN applicant’s college GPA, ACT score, and Entrance Exam score. Applicants meeting required criteria are provisionally admitted into the program based upon space availability, CBC clearance, substance screen verification, and ability to meet other clinical requirements (See ADN Student Handbook). 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 then out-of-state residents. 

Letters of acceptance/declination are sent via US postal service the last week of November for spring admission or the last week of April for 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 

Applicant must submit electronic copies of the following: 

  • Driver’s license 
  • ACT score 
  • College transcript(s) from all colleges previously attended; including PRCC 
  • Entrance Exam score 
  • Current unencumbered Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license 
  • Completed LPN Employer Verification form 

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. 
  • Any previous legal difficulties may result in the inability of the student to enter the ADN program and/or obtain state licensure. 
  • A LPN to ADN applicant who was not successful in a similar transition program is not eligible to apply for the LPN to ADN Evening option of the PRCC ADN program (if interested, see ADN Traditional Option). 
  • A 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. 
  • A LPN applicant with a lapse in practice longer than two years is not eligible to apply to the LPN to ADN (Day/Evening) option of the PRCC ADN program (if interested, see ADN Traditional option). 
  • All general education courses must be complete at the time of application with a grade of “C” or higher. 

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 

ADN Admission Criteria: 

  • ACT composite score of 18 or higher 
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) 2.5 or higher 

College GPA is calculated on all required ADN general education courses. 

  • Entrance Exam 65% or higher 

NOTE: If one of the required criteria is not met, applicants must have one of the alternate requirements for admission. 

ACT requirements: 

  • Composite scores associated with full ACT tests will be accepted. Scores associated with section retesting will not be considered for admission. 
  • Applicants with an ACT composite below 16 are not considered for admission. 
  • If the ACT composite is below 18, then the GPA must be: 
    2.8 if ACT is 17 
    3.0 if ACT is 16 

GPA requirements: 

  • Applicants with a GPA below 2.0 are not considered for admission. 
  • If GPA is less than 2.5, then the ACT must be: 
  • 19 if GPA is 2.4 
  • 20 if GPA is 2.3 
  • 21 if GPA is 2.2 
  • 22 if GPA is 2.1 
  • 23 if GPA is 2.0 

ADN General Education Information 

  • There is no time limit on the required ADN general education courses; however, if an applicant has more than two (2) enrollments in achieving a grade of “C or higher” on College Algebra, General Psychology, Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab, and/or Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab, a GPA of 2.8 or higher is recommended. 

3.Entrance Exam requirements: 

  • Applicants with an entrance exam score below 55% are not considered for admission. 
  • If entrance exam is less than 65%, then the GPA must be: 
  • 2.8 if score 64-60% 
  • 3.0 if score 59-55% 

Register for Kaplan Entrance Exam 

Follow instructions to register – payment of $50 must be made at the time of registration. Payment receipt is confirmation. NOTE: Test Date, Check-in Time, and Location. 

Additional Entrance Exam information: 

  • Only one attempt per application period. 
  • Scores are valid for three (3) years. 

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. 

The NUR 1207 is a course held in the Allied Health Building on the PRCC Forest County Center during fall semester. 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: 
Review of potential candidates is made by the ADN Admission/Progression Committee. Recommendations are made based upon the ADN applicant’s college GPA, ACT score, and Entrance Exam score. Applicants meeting required criteria are provisionally admitted into the program based upon space availability, CBC clearance, substance screen verification, and ability to meet other clinical requirements (See ADN Student Handbook). Preferential consideration is given to in-district residents (Forest, Hancock, Jeff Davis, Lamar, Marion and Pearl River counties), followed by out-of-district residents, and then out-of-state residents. 

Letters of acceptance/declination are sent via US postal service the last week of April for 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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