Associate Degree Nursing – Traditional Option
Our Associate Degree Nursing – Traditional Option provides you with the training and expertise you’ll need to start your career as a registered nurse. It can be completed in four consecutive semesters. Major areas of emphasis encompass the following core components of nursing practice: professional behaviors, communication, assessment, clinical decision-making, caring interventions, teaching and learning, collaboration, and managing care.
If you’re hoping to enhance a medical career in progress, or just getting started, our Associate Degree Nursing – Traditional Option program at Hinds Community College is a great first step. It offers all the knowledge and skill-building required for you to launch your career as a registered nurse, a career in very high demand. As a registered nurse, you will be able to work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, physician’s offices, as a mobile nurse, and other roles.
Important Program Information
- DEGREES / CERTIFICATES
- Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
|Anatomy and Physiology I, Lecture & Lab||4|
|Anatomy and Physiology II, Lecture & Lab||4|
|Introduction to Sociology||3|
|English Composition I||3|
|Professional Nursing Concepts I||9|
|English Composition II||3|
|Human Growth and Development||4|
|Professional Nursing Concepts II||9|
|Fine Arts or Humanities Elective||3|
|Microbiology, Lecture & Lab||4|
|Professional Nursing Concepts III||9|
|Professional Nursing Concepts IV||9|
|Public Speaking I or Interpersonal Communication||3|
It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide the required data to:
Hinds Community College
Nursing/Allied Health Center
Office of Admissions
1750 Chadwick Drive
Jackson, MS 39204-3490
Submitting the information to any other Hinds Community College location will delay the processing of your file.
- Application for Admission to Hinds Community College
- Application for the Associate Degree Nursing Program
- Validation of high school graduation by official high school transcript, high school equivalency transcript (GED®, HiSET®, TASC™, or Mississippi Competency-Based High School Equivalency), or college transcript. (For currently enrolled high school students, an updated transcript, validating high school graduation, will be required prior to beginning the program.)
- Official Transcripts from all colleges attended (except Hinds CC)
- ACT Composite Score of 18 or above (if taken prior to October 1989 – 15)
- ACT sub-score of 18 in Math (15 if taken before October 1989) or a “C” or higher in College Algebra.
- ACT sub-score of 18 in Reading (applicants who took the ACT prior to October 1989 must retake the ACT to obtain the Reading sub-score)
- ACT sub-score of 18 in Science (applicants who took the ACT prior to October 1989 must retake the ACT to obtain the Science sub-score)
- A grade point average of 2.5 or higher using the best grade achieved for the nursing program of study prerequisite and corequisite courses completed by the admission deadline. All other coursework will NOT be used to calculate the GPA for admissions.
- Applicants who have been enrolled in another RN program (Traditional option) within the last four (4) years must provide a letter of good standing from the nursing program attended in order to be considered for admission.
- Applicants with two (2) withdrawals or failures from Hinds’ ADN (Traditional option) or any previously registered nursing (Traditional option) program/course are not eligible for admission within four (4) years from the date of the last nursing course (Traditional option) taken. If it has been more than four (4) years from the last nursing course (Traditional option) taken, applicants:
- Must meet all current admission requirements;
- Do not have to provide a letter of good standing.
Prerequisites for the Associate Degree Nursing Program-Traditional Option:
- A grade point average of 2.5 or higher using the best grade achieved for completed nursing program of study prerequisite and corequisite courses.
- Must have completed BIO 2511 – Anatomy and Physiology I, Laboratory, BIO 2513 – Anatomy and Physiology I, Lecture, BIO 2521 – Anatomy and Physiology II, Laboratory, BIO 2523 – Anatomy and Physiology II, Lecture, and SOC 2113 – Introduction to Sociology.
- All required courses must be completed by the admission deadline (March 15th for fall start or September 30th for spring start) with a “C” or above.
- For classes that begin in the fall term (Rankin and Nursing/Allied Health Center): Applications will be available January 1st, and all admission criteria must be completed by March 15th. For classes that begin in the spring term (Nursing/Allied Health Center): Applications will be available July 1st, and all admission criteria must be completed by October 20th.
- Applicants who have submitted all admission requirements by the specified deadline will be considered for program admission based on a rating scale that includes but is not limited to: ACT composite score; ACT Math, Science and Reading subscores; prerequisite letter grades; and highest previous certificate or degree.
- Applicants not selected for a class may reapply for subsequent classes by submitting a new Application to the Traditional Option Associate Degree Nursing Program.
- Applicants selected for admission into the program must attend a designated program orientation session.
Process for Selection for Transfer Admission to Generic Option
- All requirements listed in the criteria for selection to the Associate Degree Nursing Program Traditional Option.
- Letter of Good Standing and written recommendation from the previous school of nursing.
- Credit for transfer courses will be evaluated on an individual basis by the Dean of Nursing. A maximum of nine semester hours of transfer credit in nursing courses is accepted. Nursing coursework presented for transfer credit must have been completed with a grade of “C” or above and completed within one year of entering the Traditional Option.
- Applicants selected for admission into the program must attend a program orientation session.
This program is accredited by the
Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning:
3825 Ridgewood Road,
Jackson, Mississippi 39211
And the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN):
The Associate Degree Nursing program at Hinds Community College at the Nursing and Allied Health Center located in Jackson, MS and the Rankin campus located in Pearl, MS is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Hinds Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program is continuing accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm
End of Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Provide holistic care that recognizes an individual’s preferences, values, and needs and respects the client or designee as a full partner in providing compassionate, coordinated, age and culturally appropriate, safe, and effective care. (Client-Centered Care)
- Demonstrate accountability for the delivery of standard-based nursing care that is consistent with moral, legal, ethical, regulatory, and humanistic principles. (Professionalism)
- Demonstrate leadership skills that impact the behavior of individuals or groups of establishment and acquisition/achievement of shared goals. (Leadership)
- Demonstrate the ability to effectively utilize multiple system resources to provide quality client care. (Systems-Based Practice)
- Use information and technology to communicate, manage data, mitigate error, and support decision-making. (Informatics and Technology)
- Interact effectively with clients, families, and colleagues, fostering mutual respect and shared decision making, to enhance client satisfaction and health outcomes. (Communication)
- Function effectively within nursing and interdisciplinary teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, shared decision making to achieve quality client care. (Teamwork and Collaboration)
- Minimize risk of harm to clients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance. (Safety)
- Use data to monitor outcomes of care processes and to improve the quality and safety of client care. (Quality Improvement)
- Integrate the best current evidence and clinical experience, along with consideration of clients’ preferences, experiences, and values to make clinical decisions. (Evidence-based Practice)
- Directions to Rankin Campus Location
11 Community College Blvd
Pearl, MS 39208