Nursing Assistant


Our Nursing Assistant course provides instruction in knowledge and performance skills to provide basic care to patients in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and personal homes. You will learn several in-demand skills like medical terminology, basic nursing skills, monitoring vital signs, safety and emergency procedures, patient and resident rights, and more. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, you will be eligible for the certification test for nursing assistants. This 100-hour course is offered each semester. Classes begin in the summer, spring, and fall semesters.

The Nursing Assistant course at Hinds Community College prepares you for entry-level positions in a variety of healthcare settings. You will acquire the education and experience necessary to start a career in the nursing field. If you’re looking to launch a career in the medical field, and think nursing assistant is the right position for you, this is the best first step.

  • Nursing Allied Health Center

Important Course Information

Admission Requirements

Complete and submit the following:

  • Application for Admission to Hinds Community College
  • Application for Selection to the Nursing Assistant Program
    • Fall applications will be available from February 1 thru July 31 with preference given to applications completed by April 15.
    • Spring applications will be available September 1 thru January 1 with preference given to applications completed by October 31.
    • Summer applications will be available February 1 thru May 15 with preference given to applications completed by April 15.
  • Validation of high school graduation by official high school transcript or high school equivalency transcript (GED®, HiSET®, TASC™, or Mississippi Competency-Based High School Equivalency). (For currently enrolled high school students, an updated transcript, validating high school graduation, will be required prior to beginning the program.)
  • Official college transcripts from all colleges, except Hinds Community College.
  • ACT composite score of 15 (12 if taken before October 1989) OR an official Next Generation ACCUPLACER Reading score of 246, ACCUPLACER Reading score of 76, or Compass® Reading score of 72.
  • Selection is based on the earliest date of completion.

Submit all completed forms to

Office of Admissions
Nursing/Allied Health Center
1750 Chadwick Drive
Jackson, MS 39204-3490

Submitting information to other locations will delay the processing of the applicant’s file.


Kim Neely
Health Continuing Education Coordinator
Program Entry Navigators
Michelle Jones, BS, RRT
RCT Faculty

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