Delta Region MS

CAREER TYPE

Registered Nurse

Registered Nurses provide a variety of care services that include treating patients, educating patients and the public about various medical conditions, and providing advice and emotional support to patients’ family members. RNs record patients’ medical histories and symptoms, help to perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, operate medical machinery, administer treatment and medications, and help with patient follow-up and rehabilitation. RNs teach patients and their families how to manage illness or injury, including post-treatment home care needs, diet and exercise programs, and self-administration of medication and physical therapy. Some RNs also are educated to provide grief counseling to family members of critically ill patients. RNs work to promote general health by educating the public on various warning signs and symptoms of disease and where to go for help. RNs also might run health screening or immunization clinics, blood drives, and public seminars on various conditions.

CAREER TYPE KEY FACTS:

Salary Range Potential: $50,000-$100,000+

Class Types:

  • Fundamentals of Nursing Practice, Pharmacology, Adult/Child Health Nursing, General Psychology, Advance Concepts of Nursing Practice

TRAINING CENTER PROGRAMS

Associate Degree Nursing-Registered Nurse

The ADN (RN) program of study is designed for qualified Licensed Practical Nurses and consists of 2 semesters (30 semester hours) of general education courses and one summer term followed by 2 semesters of nursing courses. Students are provided clinical experiences that build on previously acquired skills and include direct patient care, virtual learning methods and clinical simulations using computerized patient care mannequins.

Example of Class Types

Anatomy/Physiology, Microbiology, Medical Surgical Nursing, Pharmacology

  Day and Night Classes:

Day/Night

Pre-requisites required:
Minimum Admission Requirements Completion of all prerequisite courses by the end of the spring semester immediately prior to admission to nursing program courses. Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 on pre-requisite courses. A minimum grade of “C” is required in all science courses. Anatomy and Physiology I & II Lec and Lab and Microbiology Lec and Lab must not be more than 5 years old at the time of admission (end of spring semester of year seeking admission). ACT composite score of at least 18 Official high school transcript or GED Official transcript(s) from all colleges or universities attended Must have an unencumbered license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Mississippi Must have 6 to 9 months of continuous nursing practice documented by employer Record of current immunizations and CPR certification according to program requirements Must meet criminal Background Check requirement

Length of Program
5 semesters

Summary of Program Requirements
Minimum Admission Requirements Completion of all prerequisite courses by the end of the spring semester immediately prior to admission to nursing program courses. Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 on pre-requisite courses. A minimum grade of “C” is required in all science courses. Anatomy and Physiology I & II Lec and Lab and Microbiology Lec and Lab must not be more than 5 years old at the time of admission (end of spring semester of year seeking admission). ACT composite score of at least 18 Official high school transcript or GED Official transcript(s) from all colleges or universities attended Must have an unencumbered license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Mississippi Must have 6 to 9 months of continuous nursing practice documented by employer Record of current immunizations and CPR certification according to program requirements Must meet criminal Background Check requirement

Skills Needed
Active Listening, Problem Solving, Service Inclination, Human Connection, Oral Expression
Coahoma Community College
Clarksdale

Contact
Lorean Willingham
662-621-4210
lwillingham@coahomacc.edu



 
Associate Degree Nursing-Registered Nurse

The program of instruction is consistent with the institutional commitment of teaching and learning which is designed to incorporate the highest instructional and nursing standards. The program of instruction is designed to incorporate knowledge, attitudes, and skills applicable to life in a complex society. The program also focuses on the education and healthcare needs of rural East Central Mississippi. The associate degree nurse is prepared to provide and manage care for individuals and groups in a variety of health care settings. Clear, concise, and timely communication with internal and external constituencies is a critical success factor for an effective nursing program. We believe the nurse of the future must encompass the core concepts of patient-centered care, professionalism, leadership, systems-based practice, informatics, communication, collaboration, safety, quality improvement and evidenced based practice, in order to provide safe and effective care. Graduates of the program receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS).

Example of Class Types

Fundamentals of Nursing Practice, Pharmacology, Adult/Child Health Nursing, General Psychology, Advance Concepts of Nursing Practice

  Day and Night Classes:

Day and Night Classes

Pre-requisites required:
The applicant must apply for regular admission and be accepted by ECCC. The applicant must complete the Associate Degree Nursing Program application and submit to the Office of Healthcare Education. The applicant must submit proof of scoring a minimum of 18 composite score on the ACT. The applicant must have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher. All applicants are required to complete Anatomy & Physiology I with lab (or upper level equivalents with lab), Anatomy & Physiology II with lab (or upper level equivalents with lab), and Microbiology with lab (or upper level equivalent with lab) with a letter grade of “C” or higher in each course prior to taking the first nursing course. *An applicant may be accepted into the ADN program prior to completing courses, but all courses must be successfully completed prior to beginning nursing classes in the fall. All applicants are required to pay the College’s business office for pre-admission fees, which may include, but not limited to, pre-entrance examination and criminal history background fees. The receipt for payment of the pre-entrance examination is due to the Office of Healthcare Education by January 31 for fall admission of each year. Students that receive notification of candidacy acceptance must submit a receipt for payment of the criminal history background fee is due the Office of Healthcare Education by March 31. All applicants are required to take a pre-entrance examination test specified by the Office of Healthcare Education. Tests will be scheduled by the Office of Healthcare Education after the January 31st deadline. Each applicant will be notified of scheduled test dates via email from the Office of Healthcare Education. Applicants selected for admission into the program must submit documentation of the following by July 31st during the year of admission: Satisfactory physical examination that includes the ability to perform the essential functions related to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) core standards, which must be completed by a licensed physician or nurse practitioner in June or July. Proof of immunizations against measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), or rubella titer. Hepatitis B vaccine, titer, or signed declination statement. American Heart Association Basic Life Support Provider Course only (completed in June or July of admission year). Valid proof of age to be eighteen (18) years or older (Accepted forms of validation include current driver’s license, birth certificate, state-issued identification, or tribal identification). All applicants must submit to and satisfactorily complete a criminal history background check as scheduled by the Office of Healthcare Education. Students with a diagnosed disability who are unable to meet the essential functions related to ADA core standards are advised to contact the ADA coordinator prior to program admission.

Length of Program
70 hours

Summary of Program Requirements
The applicant must apply for regular admission and be accepted by ECCC. The applicant must complete the Associate Degree Nursing Program application and submit to the Office of Healthcare Education. The applicant must submit proof of scoring a minimum of 18 composite score on the ACT. The applicant must have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher. All applicants are required to complete Anatomy & Physiology I with lab (or upper level equivalents with lab), Anatomy & Physiology II with lab (or upper level equivalents with lab), and Microbiology with lab (or upper level equivalent with lab) with a letter grade of “C” or higher in each course prior to taking the first nursing course. *An applicant may be accepted into the ADN program prior to completing courses, but all courses must be successfully completed prior to beginning nursing classes in the fall. All applicants are required to pay the College’s business office for pre-admission fees, which may include, but not limited to, pre-entrance examination and criminal history background fees. The receipt for payment of the pre-entrance examination is due to the Office of Healthcare Education by January 31 for fall admission of each year. Students that receive notification of candidacy acceptance must submit a receipt for payment of the criminal history background fee is due the Office of Healthcare Education by March 31. All applicants are required to take a pre-entrance examination test specified by the Office of Healthcare Education. Tests will be scheduled by the Office of Healthcare Education after the January 31st deadline. Each applicant will be notified of scheduled test dates via email from the Office of Healthcare Education. Applicants selected for admission into the program must submit documentation of the following by July 31st during the year of admission: Satisfactory physical examination that includes the ability to perform the essential functions related to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) core standards, which must be completed by a licensed physician or nurse practitioner in June or July. Proof of immunizations against measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), or rubella titer. Hepatitis B vaccine, titer, or signed declination statement. American Heart Association Basic Life Support Provider Course only (completed in June or July of admission year). Valid proof of age to be eighteen (18) years or older (Accepted forms of validation include current driver’s license, birth certificate, state-issued identification, or tribal identification). All applicants must submit to and satisfactorily complete a criminal history background check as scheduled by the Office of Healthcare Education. Students with a diagnosed disability who are unable to meet the essential functions related to ADA core standards are advised to contact the ADA coordinator prior to program admission.

Skills Needed
Active Listening, Problem Solving, Service Inclination, Human Connection, Oral Expression
East Central Community College
Decatur

Contact
Christy Cooley
601-635-6293
ccooley@eccc.edu



 
Associate Degree Nursing-Registered Nurse

The purpose of the Associate Degree Nursing program is to prepare men and women for the role of registered nurse, competent to function as a professional and valuable member of the health care team in providing care for individuals, families and communities. EMCC offers two entry options for the Associate Degree Nursing Program. The Generic option and the LPN to RN transition option.

Example of Class Types

Anatomy and Physiology, Nursing, General Psychology, Intro to Sociology

  Day and Night Classes:

Contact for more information.

Pre-requisites required:
To be considered for the Associate Degree Nursing program, applicants must complete all testing, meet the minimum requirements and submit all required paperwork by Oct. 1 each year for spring admission. Incomplete admission packets will not be considered for admission. All pre-requisite work must be completed by the Oct. 1 deadline. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the data in the file is received, correct and complete. For more details, read: Associate Degree Nursing Admission Packet Associate Degree Nursing Handbook Please note: Meeting all admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the Associate Degree Nursing program. Admission is competitive and enrollment is limited. The number of applicants accepted is limited due to the nature of the program. Students are not chosen with regard to sex, age, race, creed, ethnic origin, or marital status. All students are admitted provisionally, pending completion of admission packet and a clear criminal background check. A minimum composite score of 19 with a subscore of 19 in reading on the ACT. A grade of “C” or higher in College Algebra, Anatomy and Physiology I and II. Pre-requisite science classes must have been completed in the last five years. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all previous college work attempted. Students with less than the required ACT composite score must have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours, including Anatomy and Physiology, with a 2.5 grade point average before being admitted. They must have made a grade of at least a "C" in Anatomy and Physiology classes. Students who have previously earned a baccalaureate or higher degree may enter without an ACT by completing all the course prerequisites to the nursing major with a grade of "C" or better, and having an overall grade point average of 2.5. Take the Kaplan Nursing School Admission Exam with a score of at least 65% on all sections. You must meet the minimum ACT score prior to taking the Kaplan Exam. The cost of the Kaplan Exam is the responsibility of the student. Applicants may register to take the Kaplan Exam with the Allied Health administrative assistant. The entrance test may be retaken once in order to achieve a higher score. Kaplan has developed a preparatory book titled Nursing School Admission Exams (Kaplan Nursing School Admission Exam) by Kaplan. This book is available on Amazon.com and local book stores.

Length of Program
2 years

Summary of Program Requirements
To be considered for the Associate Degree Nursing program, applicants must complete all testing, meet the minimum requirements and submit all required paperwork by Oct. 1 each year for spring admission. Incomplete admission packets will not be considered for admission. All pre-requisite work must be completed by the Oct. 1 deadline. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the data in the file is received, correct and complete. For more details, read: Associate Degree Nursing Admission Packet Associate Degree Nursing Handbook Please note: Meeting all admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the Associate Degree Nursing program. Admission is competitive and enrollment is limited. The number of applicants accepted is limited due to the nature of the program. Students are not chosen with regard to sex, age, race, creed, ethnic origin, or marital status. All students are admitted provisionally, pending completion of admission packet and a clear criminal background check. A minimum composite score of 19 with a subscore of 19 in reading on the ACT. A grade of “C” or higher in College Algebra, Anatomy and Physiology I and II. Pre-requisite science classes must have been completed in the last five years. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all previous college work attempted. Students with less than the required ACT composite score must have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours, including Anatomy and Physiology, with a 2.5 grade point average before being admitted. They must have made a grade of at least a "C" in Anatomy and Physiology classes. Students who have previously earned a baccalaureate or higher degree may enter without an ACT by completing all the course prerequisites to the nursing major with a grade of "C" or better, and having an overall grade point average of 2.5. Take the Kaplan Nursing School Admission Exam with a score of at least 65% on all sections. You must meet the minimum ACT score prior to taking the Kaplan Exam. The cost of the Kaplan Exam is the responsibility of the student. Applicants may register to take the Kaplan Exam with the Allied Health administrative assistant. The entrance test may be retaken once in order to achieve a higher score. Kaplan has developed a preparatory book titled Nursing School Admission Exams (Kaplan Nursing School Admission Exam) by Kaplan. This book is available on Amazon.com and local book stores.

Skills Needed
Active Listening, Problem Solving, Service Inclination, Human Connection, Oral Expression
East MS Community College


Contact
Kim Calvert
662.243.1910
kcalvert@eastms.edu
Tonsha L. Emerson
662.243.2664
temerson@eastms.edu
 
Associate Degree Nursing-Registered Nurse

The Associate Degree Nursing Program offers a curriculum for those seeking an ADN degree and to qualify to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) as well as licensing from the Mississippi State Board of Nursing.

Example of Class Types

Anatomy and Physiology, Nursing, General Psychology, Intro to Sociology

  Day and Night Classes:

Contact for more information.

Pre-requisites required:
Contact for more informatin.

Length of Program
2 years

Summary of Program Requirements
Contact for more informatin.

Skills Needed
Active Listening, Problem Solving, Service Inclination, Human Connection, Oral Expression
Holmes Community College
Grenada and Ridgeland

Contact
Dr. Alice Austin
601-605-3419
aaustin@holmescc.edu
Theresa Hargett, MSN, RN
662-227-2305
thargett@holmescc.edu
 
Associate Degree Nursing-Registered Nurse

The Registered Nursing program at ICC is a two-year (five-semester) program. Graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree and are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The program offers one class per year beginning each fall.

Example of Class Types

Anatomy and Physiology, Dosage & Pharmacology, Fundamentals of Nursing, Microbiology, General Psychology, Family Centered Care

  Day and Night Classes:

Contact for more information.

Pre-requisites required:
To be considered for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program, an applicant must be admitted to the College, submit an online Health Science Application to the Associate Degree Nursing program and meet the following criteria: 1. High school graduate or high school equivalency diploma. Official transcript is required. 2. Minimum ACT score of 18 if taken on or after the October, 1989 test date. Official ACT score must be on file in the ICC Admissions Office. Scores may be sent directly from ACT (www.act.org) to ICC which can take six weeks or more, printed from ACT’s website and submitted to the Office of Admissions by the student or sent by the student’s high school of attendance. (If ACT was taken while in high school, the score is typically on the high school transcript.) ACT scores on college transcripts are not acceptable. 3. Must have an overall grade point average of at least 2.0 on previous college credit in the prescribed curriculum. 4. Complete the following prerequisites with a grade of ‘C’ or higher by May 20: ? BIO 2514 – Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab ? BIO 2524 – Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab ? MAT 1313 – College Algebra 5. Qualified applications will be given priority based on academic records (ACT and relevant college coursework (GPA). Admission to the program is not guaranteed. All applicants seeking admission are ranked (See Point Rating System.) and admitted as space is available. 6. Submit a Letter of Good Standing (required only if the applicant has ever been enrolled in a LPN or RN program) to the Associate Degree Nursing Department by April 1. 7. Forms – No additional forms are required as part of the admissions process. 8. Upon admission to the program, a student must submit a physical examination form, proof of current immunizations, BLS Provider certification to include CPR and AED in accordance with the American Heart Association (Certifications must be on or after June 1 of the year program classes begin.), a negative drug screen (administered by the North Mississippi Medical Center) and satisfactory criminal background check (administered by ICC personnel). Certain criminal offenses may prevent admission into the program; therefore, it is highly recommended the student contact the Dean of Health Science Instruction or the program director for guidance related to specific thresholds for admission. Should the College allow a student with a criminal background entrance into the Associate Degree Nursing program, certain clinical affiliates may deny the student access to their facility. Itawamba Community College does not serve as an agent to prospective employers, state licensing agencies or credentialing organizations in regard to the interpretation of the criminal background check; therefore, the obtainment of criminal background clearance which permits the student to perform clinical experiences in a licensed healthcare facility while enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing program does not guarantee a healthcare facility will employ the graduate. For more information regarding Itawamba Community College’s criminal background policy, select the following link: Criminal Background Policy.

Length of Program
2 years, 5 semesters

Summary of Program Requirements
To be considered for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program, an applicant must be admitted to the College, submit an online Health Science Application to the Associate Degree Nursing program and meet the following criteria: 1. High school graduate or high school equivalency diploma. Official transcript is required. 2. Minimum ACT score of 18 if taken on or after the October, 1989 test date. Official ACT score must be on file in the ICC Admissions Office. Scores may be sent directly from ACT (www.act.org) to ICC which can take six weeks or more, printed from ACT’s website and submitted to the Office of Admissions by the student or sent by the student’s high school of attendance. (If ACT was taken while in high school, the score is typically on the high school transcript.) ACT scores on college transcripts are not acceptable. 3. Must have an overall grade point average of at least 2.0 on previous college credit in the prescribed curriculum. 4. Complete the following prerequisites with a grade of ‘C’ or higher by May 20: ? BIO 2514 – Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab ? BIO 2524 – Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab ? MAT 1313 – College Algebra 5. Qualified applications will be given priority based on academic records (ACT and relevant college coursework (GPA). Admission to the program is not guaranteed. All applicants seeking admission are ranked (See Point Rating System.) and admitted as space is available. 6. Submit a Letter of Good Standing (required only if the applicant has ever been enrolled in a LPN or RN program) to the Associate Degree Nursing Department by April 1. 7. Forms – No additional forms are required as part of the admissions process. 8. Upon admission to the program, a student must submit a physical examination form, proof of current immunizations, BLS Provider certification to include CPR and AED in accordance with the American Heart Association (Certifications must be on or after June 1 of the year program classes begin.), a negative drug screen (administered by the North Mississippi Medical Center) and satisfactory criminal background check (administered by ICC personnel). Certain criminal offenses may prevent admission into the program; therefore, it is highly recommended the student contact the Dean of Health Science Instruction or the program director for guidance related to specific thresholds for admission. Should the College allow a student with a criminal background entrance into the Associate Degree Nursing program, certain clinical affiliates may deny the student access to their facility. Itawamba Community College does not serve as an agent to prospective employers, state licensing agencies or credentialing organizations in regard to the interpretation of the criminal background check; therefore, the obtainment of criminal background clearance which permits the student to perform clinical experiences in a licensed healthcare facility while enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing program does not guarantee a healthcare facility will employ the graduate. For more information regarding Itawamba Community College’s criminal background policy, select the following link: Criminal Background Policy.

Skills Needed
Active Listening, Problem Solving, Service Inclination, Human Connection, Oral Expression
Itawamba Community College


Contact
Dana Walker
662.620.5205
dfwalker@iccms.edu
Amy Williams
662.620.5206
alwilliams@iccms.edu
 
Associate Degree Nursing-Registered Nurse

Students in the program are prepared as entry level professional nurse caregivers. Mastery learning of some concepts is incorporated within the curriculum. Enrollment in nursing courses is limited to students formally accepted into the program of study. Non-nursing courses may be completed prior to admission into the nursing program Graduates of the program receive the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree which meets the educational requirement needed to apply for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing licensure examination for the Registered Nurse. A Board of Nursing may, at its discretion, refuse to accept the licensure application of any person who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor or has charges pending on such issues.

Example of Class Types

Nursing Fundamentals, General Psychology, Microbiology, Human Growth and Development, Nursing Trends and Issues

  Day and Night Classes:

Day Classes Only

Pre-requisites required:
Complete and submit an A.D.N. application requesting readmission into the program by April 1st for fall admission and November 1st for spring admission. Meet all admission requirements to the college and the A.D.N. Program. Submit to a physical exam, psychiatric evaluation, criminal background check and fingerprinting, and/or drug/alcohol screens as indicated.

Length of Program
5 semesters

Summary of Program Requirements
Complete and submit an A.D.N. application requesting readmission into the program by April 1st for fall admission and November 1st for spring admission. Meet all admission requirements to the college and the A.D.N. Program. Submit to a physical exam, psychiatric evaluation, criminal background check and fingerprinting, and/or drug/alcohol screens as indicated.

Skills Needed
Active Listening, Problem Solving, Service Inclination, Human Connection, Oral Expression
Northeast MS Community College


Contact
Mrs. Rhonda Cockrell
662-720-7396
rscockrell@nemcc.edu
Ms. Cindy Rowzee
662-720-7414
ccrowzee@nemcc.edu
 
Associate Degree Nursing-Registered Nurse

The mission of the Division of Nursing is to provide quality nursing education to prepare students as entry level nurses to meet the nursing needs of the community.

Example of Class Types

Foundations of Nursing, Adult Health, Maternal-Child Nursing, LPN to RN Transition

  Day and Night Classes:

Contact for more information.

Pre-requisites required:
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Length of Program
70 hours

Summary of Program Requirements
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Skills Needed
Active Listening, Problem Solving, Service Inclination, Human Connection, Oral Expression
Northwest MS Community College


Contact
Selena Houston
(662) 562-3283
shouston@northwestms.edu
Lacey Gentry
(662) 562-3981
lgentry@northwestms.edu