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Associate Degree Nursing

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Associate Degree Nursing is a 2 year program that prepares the graduate as a generalist capable of providing competent, accountable client care in diverse settings. 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. Two options are available: the Generic Option and the Transition to RN Option.

Information Sessions

Information sessions are held at the Nursing/Allied Health Center on the first Friday of each month at 1 p.m., except holidays. These sessions will provide you with an opportunity to talk with nursing faculty, counselors, and financial aid representatives and to tour school labs.

General Associate Degree Nursing Information


Generic Option

Generic Associate Degree Nursing Admissions Requirements 

  • Application 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 (if taken before October 1989-15)
  • 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) 
  • Overall GPA of 2.5 on transferable college credits. 

Prerequisites to the First Generic Clinical Course (NUR 1119):

  • An overall GPA of 2.5 on transferable college credits. 
  • Must have completed Anatomy and Physiology I and II with labs and 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.

Transition to RN Option 

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 the Nursing/Allied Health Center of the Jackson Campus and at the Vicksburg Campus.

Transition to RN Option Admissions Requirements 

  • 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 (f taken before October 1989 - 15)
  • 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. 
  • Please update to read: Effective July 1, 2018, overall GPA 2.50 on transferable credits.
  • Validation of current unencumbered professional license or certification.
  • Written recommendation from immediate supervisor or instructor from respective practical nursing, paramedic, or respiratory therapy program.

Prerequisites to the First Transition to RN Option Clinical 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.

Process for Selection 

The Generic Option and the Transition to RN Option each have a defined process for selection.
There is also a defined process for selection for transfer admissions.

Process for Selection to Generic Option
Process for Selection to the Transition to RN Option

NOTE: Associate Degree Nursing Generic and Transition to RN Options - Rating Scale

Submit all required forms and information to: 

Admissions Office 
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.

Core Performance and Standards

The performance standards and activities have been identified as essential for successful progression and completion of this program. Students with a diagnosed disability who are unable to meet the standards are advised to contact the ADA counselor at the Nursing/Allied Health Center prior to program admission.

End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. 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)
  2. Demonstrate accountability for the delivery of standard-based nursing care that is consistent with moral, legal, ethical, regulatory, and humanistic principles. (Professionalism)
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills that impact the behavior of individuals or groups of establishment and acquisition/achievement of shared goals. (Leadership)
  4. Demonstrate the ability to effectively utilize multiple system resources to provide quality client care. (Systems-Based Practice)
  5. Use information and technology to communicate, manage data, mitigate error, and support decision making. (Informatics and Technology)
  6. Interact effectively with clients, families, and colleagues, fostering mutual respect and shared decision making, to enhance client satisfaction and health outcomes. (Communication)
  7. Function effectively within nursing and interdisciplinary teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, shared decision making to achieve quality client care. (Teamwork and Collaboration)
  8. Minimize risk of harm to clients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance. (Safety)
  9. Use data to monitor outcomes of care processes and to improve the quality and safety of client care. (Quality Improvement)
  10. Integrate the best current evidence and clinical experience, along with consideration of clients' preferences, experiences, and values to make clinical decisions. (Evidence-based Practice)

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