EMCC Catalog 2023-2024 
    
    Apr 20, 2024  
EMCC Catalog 2023-2024

Associate Degree Nursing A.A.S

Location(s): Golden Triangle Campus (Mayhew)


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The purpose of the Associate of Applied Science in nursing degree program is to prepare men and women for the role of the registered nurse, competent to function as a professional and valuable member of the health care team in providing care for individuals, groups and families.

The associate degree nursing program at East Mississippi Community College at the Golden Triangle Campus located in Mayhew, Mississippi is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the 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

The associate degree nursing program at East Mississippi Community College at the Golden Triangle Campus located in Mayhew, Mississippi is accredited by the:

Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL)
3825 Ridgewood Rd.
Jackson, MS 39211
(601) 432-6486

The most recent accreditation decision made by the Mississippi IHL Board of Trustees for the associate degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the IHL regarding this program at http://www.ihl.state.ms.us. Graduates of the program receive the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree which meets the educational requirement needed to apply for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing licensure examination for the Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN®).

Please Note: Successful completion of the nursing program does not guarantee eligibility to sit for NCLEX-RN®. A

Board of Nursing may, at its discretion, refuse to accept the licensure application of any person who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor or has charges pending on such issues.

Admission Procedure:

To be considered for the ADN program, applicants must complete all testing, meet the minimum requirements, and submit all required paperwork by October 1st of each year for spring admission. Incomplete admission packets will not be considered for admission. All pre-requisites must be completed with the required grade prior to the October 1 deadline. The applicant is responsible for ensuring all required documents are received, correct, and complete.

Please note: Meeting all admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the ADN program. Admission is competitive and enrollment is limited. The number of applicants accepted is limited due to the nature of the program.

  1. Go to Apply Now to submit an online application for admission to East Mississippi Community College. Acceptance to East Mississippi Community College does not guarantee acceptance to the ADN program. Letters of pending acceptance will come from the Director of Nursing and Office Manager.
  2. Submit a completed School of Nursing Application to the Allied Health Administrative Assistant.
  3. Submit an official high school transcript from an accredited high school showing date of graduation and principal’s signature; or submit an official GED transcript with satisfactory scores.
  4. Submit official transcripts from all colleges previously attended. Transcripts cannot be stamped “issued to student.”
  5. Any applicant who has ever attended another nursing program must have a letter of good standing from their former nursing school director sent directly to the EMCC Director of Nursing. A letter of good standing indicates that the student is eligible for immediate readmission into the former nursing program. Applicants without letters of good standing from previous nursing schools will not be considered for this program. Applicants who have been unsuccessful more than once in any nursing school will not be eligible for admission into the Nursing program at EMCC for a period of five years from last attendance in a nursing program .
  6. Applicants must have:
    1. A minimum composite score of 18 on the ACT.
    2. A grade of “C” or higher in College Algebra, Microbiology, and Anatomy and Physiology I & II. Pre-requisite - science classes must have been completed within the last 5 years.
    3. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all previous college work attempted.

Program of Study:

The Associate of Applied Science Degree is a 62-hour program. The program consists of 26 hours of general academic classes and 36 hours of nursing classes. The program is designed to be completed within 2 years of entrance into the first nursing class. All students must take nursing classes in sequential order.

11 Semester Hours


15 Semester Hours


Freshman Year - Second Semester


15 Semester Hours


Sophomore Year - Second Semester


12 Semester Hours


Work-based Learning is available as an additional elective based on opportunity and requirements.

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