Associate Degree Nursing – Generic Option


Our traditional route, the Generic Registered Nurse option, places students in four consecutive semesters of coursework.

Courses Are Offered At These Locations


For a complete list of courses, please see our college catalog.

Refresh Your A&P and Microbiology Courses

Did you take and pass your A&P and Microbiology courses more than 5 years ago? You can refresh your expired BIO sciences for a fraction of the cost and time required to repeat the traditional courses. We offer Proficiency Courses online, which are designed to be completed in a short period of time and at your own pace! For more information, please contact a Nursing/Allied Health counselor at 601-376-4807.

Admission Requirements

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 Selection to 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)
  • A grade point average of 2.5 or higher using the best grade achieved for nursing program of study prerequisite and corequisite courses completed by the admission deadline. All other course work will NOT be used to calculate the GPA for admissions.
  • Applicants who have been enrolled in another RN program (generic option) within the last four (4) years must be eligible to return to that program and must provide a letter of good standing from the nursing program attended in order to be considered for admission in the generic option of the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
  • Applicants with two (2) withdrawals or failures from Hinds’ ADN (generic option) or any previous registered nursing (generic option) program/course are not eligible for admission within four (4) years from the date of the last nursing course (generic option) taken. If it has been more than four (4) years from the last nursing course (generic option) taken, applicants:
    1. Must meet all current admission requirements;
    2. Do not have to provide a letter of good standing.


Prerequisites to the First Generic Clinical Course (NUR 1119)

  • 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 with a “C” or above, and science courses taken prior to admission must have been completed within five years of entering the first nursing class.
  • To be considered for selection to the Fall 2021 Associate Degree Nursing Program, all prerequisite courses must be completed by the March 15, 2021 deadline.

Selection Process

  • For classes that begin in the fall term, all admission criteria must be completed by March 15th. For classes that begin in the spring term, all admission criteria must be completed by September 30th.
  • Applicants who have submitted all admission requirements by the specified deadline will be considered for program admission based on a rating scale that includes: ACT composite score; ACT Math and Reading subscores; academic points; and previous certificates or degrees.
  • Applicants not selected for a class may reapply for subsequent classes by submitting a new Application for Selection to the Generic Option Associate Degree Nursing Program.
  • Applicants selected for admission into the program must attend a 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 Generic 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 Generic Option.
  • Applicants selected for admission into the program must attend a program orientation session.

Program Accreditation

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):

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326

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)


Nursing & Allied Health Center Counselors
P: 601-376-4802
P: 601-376-4803
P: 601-376-4813

Admission Processor (Generic Option)
P: 601-376-4956

Nursing & Allied Center
Tawanda McNair
Director of Associate Degree Nursing
P: 601-376-4865

Dr. Audrey Murray
Director of Nursing, Rankin Campus
P: 601-936-1842

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