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

LPN To RN Transition Track A.A.S

Location(s): Golden Triangle Campus (Mayhew)

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The LPN to RN Transition track is designed for LPNs desiring to continue their education and become a Registered Nurse. It builds upon knowledge, education, and experience as an LPN.

Admission Procedure:

To be considered for the LPN to RN Transition Track program, applicants must complete all testing, meet the minimum requirements, and submit all required paperwork by July 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 July 1st dead-line. The applicant is responsible for ensuring all required documents are received, correct, and complete. Students who do not meet the admission criteria will not be considered for admission.

Please note: Meeting all admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the LPN to RN Transition Track 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 LPN to RN Transition Track program. Letters of pending acceptance will come from the Director of Nursing and Allied Health.
  2. Submit a completed School of Nursing Application to the Allied Health Office Manager.
  3. Submit an official transcript from an accredited Practical Nursing program showing date of graduation and receipt of certificate.
  4. Submit a copy of a current unencumbered LPN license to practice in the state of Mississippi.
  5. Submit written verification from employer of at least 9 months of full-time experience in current practice setting within the last three years.
  6. Submit proof of current IV certification in the form of a stand-alone certification or within the practical nursing curriculum.
  7. Submit transcripts from all colleges previously attended. The transcript must go to the registrar’s office. Transcripts cannot be stamped “issued to student”. Transfer credit is not given for ADN classes taken at other institutions.
  8. Any applicant who has ever attended another LPN-RN Transition 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 LPN-RN Transition program will not be eligible for admission into the Associate Degree Nursing program at EMCC for a period of five years from last attendance in a nursing program.
  9. Applicants must have:
    1. A minimum composite score of 18 on the ACT.
    2. A grade of “C” or higher in College Algebra, Anatomy and Physiology I & II, English Comp I, and General Psychology. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all previous college work attempted.


Successful completion of an approved LPN program as evidenced by licensed as a practical nurse in the state of Mississippi, and:

17 Semester Hours

15 Semester Hours

Third Semester

12 Semester Hours

Upon successful completion of the first semester, 14 hours credit given for LPN completion.

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