Delta Region MS

CAREER TYPE

Licensed Practical Nurse

LPNs are certified healthcare professionals who are responsible for providing basic patient care. LPNs necessarily carry out their job duties under the supervision of either an RN or a doctor. An LPN collects information from the patients to be admitted; regarding medical records, medical insurance details, and helps in completing other pretreatment formalities. An LPN records health details of patients; which usually comprise blood pressure, body temperature, respiration and heartbeat rate among other vital signs. LPNs help the patient prepare for medical examinations, takes test samples from patients, and administers medicines and injections prescribed by the physician to the patients.

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Salary Range Potential: $40,000-$55,000+

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LPN-Licensed Practical Nurse

The Practical Nursing (PN) program is a three-semester program whose mission is to prepare nurses (LPN’s) to meet basic health care needs in structured settings of acute and long-term care where policies and procedures are specified and carried out under the direction of a licensed professional nurse or other licensed healthcare provider. Critical thinking, the nursing process, communication, safety, client education, ethical-legal issues, the health-illness continuum and pharmacology are core themes used to develop content within the curriculum.

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Pre-requisites required:
Unconditional admission to the College with a cumulative 2.0 list of Essential Functions is available in the nursing office or www.bscc.edu in the Nursing Student Handbook. 7. The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) score will not be used in the selection of nursing applicants beginning fall 2013. 8. Admission to the Practical Nursing program is competitive, and the number of students is limited by the number of faculty and clinical facilities available. Meeting minimal requirements does not guarantee acceptance. 9. Upon conditional admission to the PN program, a clear background check will be required before enrollment in the Nursing program will be completed. 10. Upon admission, applicants must provide proof of three Hepatitis vaccinations or positive titer, MMR vaccination IgG or positive titer, Mumps vaccination IgG or positive titer, Rubella vaccination IgG or positive titer, Varicella vaccination IgG or positive titer, current tetanus (Tdap) vaccination or positive titer, and proof of current TB testing (within six months) status. Annual flu vaccine is required. 11. Upon conditional admission, applicant must provide verification of health insurance coverage, as well as, maintain their health insurance coverage throughout the nursing curriculum. grade point average at the institution. 2. Receipt of completed application to the Practical Nursing program by September 1 of each year for Spring admission. 3. GPA points for admission are based on four courses: BIO 201- Anatomy & Physiology I, BIO 202-Anatomy & Physiology II, ENG 101-English Composition, and MTH 100-Intermediate College Algebra. A higher level math can be accepted in place of MTH 100. All four courses must be complete to earn GPA points. Points will be awarded for GPA using this example, 4.0 GPA=4.0 points, 3.7 GPA=3.7 points. No minimum GPA is required to apply. 4. A minimum of ACT score of 16 is required for admission into the PN program. The ACT score must be completed within five (5) years of the application deadline. 5. Eligibility for English 101 (ENG 101) and Math 116 (MTH 116) or higher math as determined by College policy. 6. Applicants must possess certain physical and mental abilities to meet the required essential functions of the nursing program. A

Length of Program
5 semesters

Summary of Program Requirements
Unconditional admission to the College with a cumulative 2.0 list of Essential Functions is available in the nursing office or www.bscc.edu in the Nursing Student Handbook. 7. The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) score will not be used in the selection of nursing applicants beginning fall 2013. 8. Admission to the Practical Nursing program is competitive, and the number of students is limited by the number of faculty and clinical facilities available. Meeting minimal requirements does not guarantee acceptance. 9. Upon conditional admission to the PN program, a clear background check will be required before enrollment in the Nursing program will be completed. 10. Upon admission, applicants must provide proof of three Hepatitis vaccinations or positive titer, MMR vaccination IgG or positive titer, Mumps vaccination IgG or positive titer, Rubella vaccination IgG or positive titer, Varicella vaccination IgG or positive titer, current tetanus (Tdap) vaccination or positive titer, and proof of current TB testing (within six months) status. Annual flu vaccine is required. 11. Upon conditional admission, applicant must provide verification of health insurance coverage, as well as, maintain their health insurance coverage throughout the nursing curriculum. grade point average at the institution. 2. Receipt of completed application to the Practical Nursing program by September 1 of each year for Spring admission. 3. GPA points for admission are based on four courses: BIO 201- Anatomy & Physiology I, BIO 202-Anatomy & Physiology II, ENG 101-English Composition, and MTH 100-Intermediate College Algebra. A higher level math can be accepted in place of MTH 100. All four courses must be complete to earn GPA points. Points will be awarded for GPA using this example, 4.0 GPA=4.0 points, 3.7 GPA=3.7 points. No minimum GPA is required to apply. 4. A minimum of ACT score of 16 is required for admission into the PN program. The ACT score must be completed within five (5) years of the application deadline. 5. Eligibility for English 101 (ENG 101) and Math 116 (MTH 116) or higher math as determined by College policy. 6. Applicants must possess certain physical and mental abilities to meet the required essential functions of the nursing program. A

Skills Needed
Problem Solving, Mathematics, Basic Computing, Communication, Flexibility, Critical thinking, Attention to detail
Beville State Community College


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1800-648-3271, ext. 5877




 
LPN-Licensed Practical Nurse

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The PN Program admits one class annually in the fall. Applications for the PN Program may be obtained on this webpage on October 1 of the fall semester previous to the upcoming fall admission cycle. The application deadline for admission is January 31. All entrance materials must be on file in the Office of Admissions and Records and the Office of Healthcare Education by January 31.

Length of Program
1 year

Summary of Program Requirements
The PN Program admits one class annually in the fall. Applications for the PN Program may be obtained on this webpage on October 1 of the fall semester previous to the upcoming fall admission cycle. The application deadline for admission is January 31. All entrance materials must be on file in the Office of Admissions and Records and the Office of Healthcare Education by January 31.

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Problem Solving, Mathematics, Basic Computing, Communication, Flexibility, Critical thinking, Attention to detail
East Central Community College
Decatur

Contact
Theresa Cole
601-635-6131
tcole@eccc.edu
LaShonda Boddie
601-635-6313
lboddie@eccc.edu
 
LPN-Licensed Practical Nurse

The Practical Nursing Program is a course of study designed to prepare individuals to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. The program is designed to be completed within 12 months of admission into the first nursing class. All students must maintain full time status once beginning the program. The Practical Nurse will gain classroom and laboratory instruction in such areas as: vocational adjustments, basic nursing skills, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, human growth and development, pharmacology, maternal child nursing, emotional and mental illness, and medical/surgical nursing. Affiliating hospitals and healthcare agencies provide clinical experiences. A student must apply to the program, meet all requirements and be selected in order to register for Nursing Courses. Pre-requisites are listed below. See the East Mississippi Community College Catalogue for description of pre-requisites. All science courses must have been completed within the last 5 years. Students must receive a C or higher in all prerequisites.

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Go to http://www.eastms.edu/ and select the “Apply Now!” link to submit an online application for admission to East Mississippi Community College. You must indicate nursing under your major. Do not designate RN or Practical Nursing, just “nursing” Acceptance to East Mississippi Community College does not guarantee acceptance to the Practical Nursing program. Letters of pending acceptance will come from the Director of Nursing and Allied Health. 2. Submit a completed School of Nursing Application to The Allied Health Administrative Assistant. 3. Submit an official high school transcript from an accredited high school showing date of graduation and principal’s signature; or Submit an official GED transcript with satisfactory scores. 4. Submit official transcripts from all colleges previously attended. Transcripts cannot be stamped “issued to student” 5. Any applicant who has ever attended another nursing program must have a letter of good standing from their former nursing school director sent directly to the EMCC Director of Nursing and Allied Health. A letter of good standing indicates that the student is eligible for 12 immediate readmission into the former nursing program. Applicants without letters of good standing from previous nursing schools will not be considered for this program. Applicants who have been unsuccessful more than once in any nursing school will not be eligible for admission into the Practical Nursing program at EMCC for a period of five years from last attendance in a nursing program. 6. Applicant must have: a. A minimum composite score of 16 with sub score of 16 in reading on the ACT. b. A grade of “C” or higher in Anatomy and Physiology I&II-prerequisite science classes must have been completed within the last 5 years. c. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all previous college work attempted. d. A Kaplan Nursing School Admission exam score of at least 50%. Applicants may register to take the Kaplan Nursing School Admission exam with the Allied Health administrative assistant. The cost of the testing must be paid when you register. Entrance tests may be retaken once in order to achieve a higher score. If you would like to prepare for the exam, Kaplan has developed a preparatory book titled Nursing School Entrance Exams (Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exam) by Kaplan. This book is available on Amazon.com and local book stores.

Length of Program
1 year

Summary of Program Requirements
Go to http://www.eastms.edu/ and select the “Apply Now!” link to submit an online application for admission to East Mississippi Community College. You must indicate nursing under your major. Do not designate RN or Practical Nursing, just “nursing” Acceptance to East Mississippi Community College does not guarantee acceptance to the Practical Nursing program. Letters of pending acceptance will come from the Director of Nursing and Allied Health. 2. Submit a completed School of Nursing Application to The Allied Health Administrative Assistant. 3. Submit an official high school transcript from an accredited high school showing date of graduation and principal’s signature; or Submit an official GED transcript with satisfactory scores. 4. Submit official transcripts from all colleges previously attended. Transcripts cannot be stamped “issued to student” 5. Any applicant who has ever attended another nursing program must have a letter of good standing from their former nursing school director sent directly to the EMCC Director of Nursing and Allied Health. A letter of good standing indicates that the student is eligible for 12 immediate readmission into the former nursing program. Applicants without letters of good standing from previous nursing schools will not be considered for this program. Applicants who have been unsuccessful more than once in any nursing school will not be eligible for admission into the Practical Nursing program at EMCC for a period of five years from last attendance in a nursing program. 6. Applicant must have: a. A minimum composite score of 16 with sub score of 16 in reading on the ACT. b. A grade of “C” or higher in Anatomy and Physiology I&II-prerequisite science classes must have been completed within the last 5 years. c. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all previous college work attempted. d. A Kaplan Nursing School Admission exam score of at least 50%. Applicants may register to take the Kaplan Nursing School Admission exam with the Allied Health administrative assistant. The cost of the testing must be paid when you register. Entrance tests may be retaken once in order to achieve a higher score. If you would like to prepare for the exam, Kaplan has developed a preparatory book titled Nursing School Entrance Exams (Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exam) by Kaplan. This book is available on Amazon.com and local book stores.

Skills Needed
Problem Solving, Mathematics, Basic Computing, Communication, Flexibility, Critical thinking, Attention to detail
East MS Community College
Golden Triangle

Contact
Kim Calvert
662.243.1910
kcalvert@eastms.edu



 
LPN-Licensed Practical Nurse

Holmes Community College is offering a hybrid Practical Nursing program to begin in the spring of 2019. Applications will be accepted Aug. 15 - Oct. 31 and the 15 applicants will be selected in November. "This is a new program option that we just got approved and we are very excited about it," Vice President of Career-Technical Education Dr. Amy Whittington said. "This will be the first of its kind in our state." The hybrid program is a part-time program that will run over five semesters starting in the spring of 2019 with the inaugural class graduating in June 2020. All classroom work will be online with lab and clinical work completed face-to-face.

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Potential students must have a high school diploma or a High School Equivalency (HSE) certificate and provide official transcripts from all schools/colleges previously attended. Applicants must also have a minimum of a 22 on their ACT to apply, which is higher than required for the traditional Practical Nursing program at Holmes. Although college credit is not required for application to the program, applicants with any college credit must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 to be considered for selection.

Length of Program
3 Semesters

Summary of Program Requirements
Potential students must have a high school diploma or a High School Equivalency (HSE) certificate and provide official transcripts from all schools/colleges previously attended. Applicants must also have a minimum of a 22 on their ACT to apply, which is higher than required for the traditional Practical Nursing program at Holmes. Although college credit is not required for application to the program, applicants with any college credit must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 to be considered for selection.

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Problem Solving, Mathematics, Basic Computing, Communication, Flexibility, Critical thinking, Attention to detail
Holmes Community College
Grenada, Kosciusko, Ridgeland

Contact
Wyndy Peeples
(662) 472-9098
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LPN-Licensed Practical Nurse

The Practical Nursing program last for 12-months (three-semesters). Upon completion, the graduate will receive a Certificate of Completion and will be eligible to take the N-CLEX (national board exam) to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. The program admits students twice a year, once in August (fall start) with graduation in July and once in January (spring start) with graduation in December.

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To be considered for admission to the Practical Nursing program, an applicant must complete online applications to the College and the Practical Nursing program and meet the following criteria: 1. High school graduate or high school equivalency diploma 2. Minimum ACT score of 16 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. Complete the following prerequisites with a grade of ‘C’ or higher by the published deadline: ? BIO 2514 – Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab ? BIO 2524 – Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab 4. Qualified applicants will be given priority based on academic records (ACT and GPA). Admission to the program is not guaranteed. All applicants seeking admission are ranked and admitted as space is available. 5. 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 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 his/her adviser, the program director or the Dean of Health Science Instruction for guidance related to specific thresholds for admission. Should the College allow a student with a criminal background entrance into the Practical 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 Practical 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
One-year (three-semester) program

Summary of Program Requirements
To be considered for admission to the Practical Nursing program, an applicant must complete online applications to the College and the Practical Nursing program and meet the following criteria: 1. High school graduate or high school equivalency diploma 2. Minimum ACT score of 16 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. Complete the following prerequisites with a grade of ‘C’ or higher by the published deadline: ? BIO 2514 – Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab ? BIO 2524 – Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab 4. Qualified applicants will be given priority based on academic records (ACT and GPA). Admission to the program is not guaranteed. All applicants seeking admission are ranked and admitted as space is available. 5. 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 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 his/her adviser, the program director or the Dean of Health Science Instruction for guidance related to specific thresholds for admission. Should the College allow a student with a criminal background entrance into the Practical 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 Practical 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.

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Problem Solving, Mathematics, Basic Computing, Communication, Flexibility, Critical thinking, Attention to detail
Itawamba Community College
Tupelo and Belden Campus

Contact
Lisa Pearson
662.620.5230
lmpearson@iccms.edu
Lori Little
662.620.5206
lpinmon@iccms.edu
 
LPN-Licensed Practical Nurse

This is a 12-month program consisting of classroom work and clinical experience in practical nursing education. Students must complete this course of study within three years. The Board of Nursing may refuse the application for licensure of any applicant who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor or has charges pending on such issues. Graduates of this program meet the educational requirements to sit for the Licensed Practical Nurse Licensure examination. Students are admitted in August. The following is a schedule of course placement. A grade of 80 or above must be maintained in each course before advancement to the following semester.

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This is a 12-month program consisting of classroom work and clinical experience in practical nursing education. Students must complete this course of study within three years. The Board of Nursing may refuse the application for licensure of any applicant who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor or has charges pending on such issues. Graduates of this program meet the educational requirements to sit for the Licensed Practical Nurse Licensure examination. Students are admitted in August. The following is a schedule of course placement. A grade of 80 or above must be maintained in each course before advancement to the following semester.

Length of Program
12 months

Summary of Program Requirements
This is a 12-month program consisting of classroom work and clinical experience in practical nursing education. Students must complete this course of study within three years. The Board of Nursing may refuse the application for licensure of any applicant who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor or has charges pending on such issues. Graduates of this program meet the educational requirements to sit for the Licensed Practical Nurse Licensure examination. Students are admitted in August. The following is a schedule of course placement. A grade of 80 or above must be maintained in each course before advancement to the following semester.

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Problem Solving, Mathematics, Basic Computing, Communication, Flexibility, Critical thinking, Attention to detail
Northeast MS Community College
Booneville

Contact
Dr. Kristi Tooley
(662) 720-7288
kmtooley@nemcc.edu
Felicia D. Crump
(662) 720-7572
fdcrump@nemcc.edu
 
LPN-Licensed Practical Nurse

The Northwest Community College Practical Nursing Program supports the mission of the college by promoting excellence in education. The Mission of the Practical Nursing Program is to provide academic instruction for effective learning and competent nursing care. Fulfillment of the Mission occurs by implementation of the standardized curriculum, utilization of current and effective instructional materials, and emphasizing the safety and cultural needs of the patient. The faculty seek to educate students on the vital qualities required to meet the needs of the healthcare industry. The mission of the Practical Nursing Program is in alignment as well with the Mission of the Career, Technical and Workforce Education to be the training provider for Northwest Mississippi by implementing the priorities established by the governing institution. These priorities are: Establish and/or maintain significant and formal relationships with industries/businesses related to our training programs, Make all training/instruction relevant, organized, engaging, and worth paying to participate, Focus (not at the expense of other industries) on manufacturing, transportation and healthcare industries to meet the current and future demand for employees that is beyond our current completion rates. History of the Practical Nursing Program

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Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED equivalency. Applicants must have an enhanced ACT composite score of 16 or greater. Applicants must have a NWCC application on file with the Registrar’s Office. Applicants must have a Practical Nursing application on file with the Practical Nursing campus/course of choice. Once a prospective student has met the criteria above, an opportunity to sit for the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is scheduled by calling the Career-Technical Division for the Senatobia, Ashland and Oxford Campus. The DeSoto campus will communicate available testing dates and times to the applicant via email. The applicant will be required to take the TEAS test and score on the proficient level at 62 for math and reading. The fee for the TEAS test is sixty dollars. If the applicant achieves a 62 or higher on the TEAS test, consideration for enrollment will occur.

Length of Program
18 Months

Summary of Program Requirements
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED equivalency. Applicants must have an enhanced ACT composite score of 16 or greater. Applicants must have a NWCC application on file with the Registrar’s Office. Applicants must have a Practical Nursing application on file with the Practical Nursing campus/course of choice. Once a prospective student has met the criteria above, an opportunity to sit for the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is scheduled by calling the Career-Technical Division for the Senatobia, Ashland and Oxford Campus. The DeSoto campus will communicate available testing dates and times to the applicant via email. The applicant will be required to take the TEAS test and score on the proficient level at 62 for math and reading. The fee for the TEAS test is sixty dollars. If the applicant achieves a 62 or higher on the TEAS test, consideration for enrollment will occur.

Skills Needed
Problem Solving, Mathematics, Basic Computing, Communication, Flexibility, Critical thinking, Attention to detail
Northwest MS Community College
Oxford DeSoto Southaven Ashland Senatobia

Contact
Stephanie Mullins
(662) 562-3652
smullins@northwestms.edu