Associate Degree Nursing – Transition to Registered Nurse


The Transition to RN Option is designed to assist the licensed practical nurse (LPN), paramedic and respiratory therapist in making the transition to registered professional nurse (RN). Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Register Nurses (NCLEX-RN®).

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 to Hinds Community College
  • Application for Selection to the Transition to RN Option
  • 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 Community College
  • ACT composite score of 18 (f taken before October 1989 – 15)
  • ACT sub-score of 18 in Math (15 if taken before October 1989) or a “C” 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).
  • GPA of 2.50 or higher using the best grade achieved for prerequisites for the nursing program of study completed by the admissions deadline date. All other course work will NOT be used to calculate the GPA.
  • Validation of current unencumbered professional license or certification.
  • Applicants who have been enrolled in another Transition to RN program (or its equivalent, i.e., accelerated, bridge, advanced placement, etc.) 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 Transition to RN option of the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
  • Applicants with two (2) withdrawals or failures from Hinds’ ADN Transition to RN option or any previous Transition to RN option (or its equivalent) are not eligible for admission within four (4) years from the date of the last nursing course (Transition to RN option, or equivalent) taken. If it has been more than four (4) years from the last nursing course (Transition to RN option, or equivalent) taken, applicants:
    1. Must meet all current admission requirements;
    2. Do not have to provide a letter of good standing


Prerequisites to the First Transition to RN (ADN-TRAN) Option Course (NUR 2114)

  • Completion of Anatomy and Physiology I & II with labs (4 semester hrs each) and Microbiology with lab (4 semester hrs). All required courses must be completed with a “C” or above, and science courses taken prior to admission must have been completed within 5 years of entering NUR 2114.
  • Completion of 3 semester hours of each of the following: English Comp I; English Comp II; General Psychology I; Human Growth & Development; Intro to Sociology; Humanities/Fine Arts Elective; Public Speaking/Interpersonal Communication.
  • All required courses must be completed with a “C” or above.
  • Effective for the Spring 2021 admissions for Transition Option: All course pre-requisites must be completed by the admission deadline date of February 1st.

Selection Process

  • Selection to the Transition to RN Option is made once a year for each selected campus. All selection criteria must be completed by February 1st.
  • 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 Transition to RN Option Associate Degree Nursing Program.
  • 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 (Transition to RN Option)
P: 601-376-4956

Nursing & Allied Health Center
Portia Travis
Director, Transition to RN
P: 601-376-4862

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