LPN to ADN Transition Program
Licensed Practical Nurses are eligible for advanced placement in the Associate Degree Nursing Program when they have the following requirements:
Meeting the admission requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. The number of students admitted into the program will vary according to resources available. The acceptance criteria are the same as for the two-year ADN program. In addition, post acceptance requirements are the same as all other ADN students.
Applications for the College may be obtained from the Office Of Admissions, Records P. O. Box 129, Decatur, MS 39327, online at www.eccc.edu or by calling 601-635-6206. Information required to be on file in that office:
1. East Central Community College application or readmit application for former students.
2. Official transcripts from all colleges previously attended.
Application packets for the bridge program may be obtained after August 1 each year from www.eccc.edu. Application packets must be submitted in a single packet to the Office of Healthcare Education by October 1 of the year of admission.
Pre-requisite Course Requirements
(to be completed before entrance in January)
BIO 2514 Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (or upper level equivalent)
BIO 2524 Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab (or upper level equivalent)
BIO 2924 Microbiology with Lab (or upper level equivalent)
ENG 1113 English Composition I
ENG 1123 English Composition II
EPY 2533 Human Growth and Development
Qualified applicants will be considered by the admissions committee on a competitive basis using the following points criteria:
1. Applicants within the five county ECCC district or previous enrollment at ECCC will receive one (1) additional point.
2. Grade point average based on required courses for the ADN curriculum:
*Students who have received grade of D or F in more than six hours in the required ADN curriculum receive a ten point deduction. These courses include Anatomy & Physiology I & II with labs (or upper level equivalents), Microbiology with lab (or upper level equivalent), English Composition I & II, Human Growth and Development, General Psychology, Public Speaking, Introduction to Sociology, and a Fine Arts or Humanities Elective.
College GPA on ADN pre/co-requisite curriculum courses OR High School GPA with no college courses taken:
3. ACT composite score.
Composite Score Points
Above 27 6
4. ADN curriculum science courses completed with a grade of "C" or better: Anatomy and Physiology I and II with labs (or upper-level equivalents with labs) and Microbiology with lab (or upper-level equivalent with lab).
Sciences Completed Points
All three sciences 3
Two sciences 2
One science 1
5. HESI A2 Pre-admission examination results.
Pre-entrance exam Points
85% or Above 5
80% - 84% 4
75% - 79% 3
70% - 74% 2
65% - 69% 1
Below 65% 0
All Healthcare Education Division students must submit to and satisfactorily complete a criminal background check. Admission may be rescinded and reversed based on review of the students’ criminal background check. A criminal background check will be conducted after admission into the nursing program
All healthcare education students are required to submit to a criminal background check according to Mississippi law prior to any clinical experience. If the person has ever been convicted of a felony, or pleaded guilty to, or pleaded no contest to a felony of possession or sale of drugs, murder, manslaughter, armed robbery, rape, sexual battery, sex offence listed in Section 45-33-23 (f), child abuse, grand larceny, burglary, gratification of lust or aggravated assault, felonious abuse and/or battery of a vulnerable adult they may not be eligible to attend clinical experience, thus forfeiting their slot in the program.
Students who refuse to submit to a criminal background check or do not pass the criminal background check review will be dismissed from the program. Students who are dismissed from a Healthcare Education Division program may seek admission into another educational program.
East Central Community College Nursing Program Vision
The East Central Community College Nursing Program will be recognized as the preferred nursing education provider in east central Mississippi, focusing on student success and excellence in nursing education and emphasizing our commitment to communities and their development.
East Central Community College Nursing Program Mission
The mission of the East Central Community College Nursing Program is to provide accessible, high-quality nursing education resulting in graduates who are caring professionals possessing knowledge, skills, and attitudes applicable to life in a complex society focusing on the educational and healthcare needs of rural Mississippi.
East Central Community College Nursing Program Core Values
Wisdom – We employ good clinical judgment, utilizing critical thinking and intellectual knowledge in order to achieve the best possible outcome in all situations.
Excellence – We commit to excellence in nursing education by providing exemplary learning opportunities for students through effective teaching, innovative programming, and the use of diverse instructional methodologies.
Accountability – We utilize best practices in patient-centered care via the use of evidence and collaboration to achieve optimum patient outcomes across the lifespan of patient care through continuous quality improvement.
Respect – We recognize the value and dignity of individuals and communities while leading the healthcare team in providing culturally competent, safe, and professional holistic care.
Enthusiasm – We foster a vibrant and healthy learning environment promoting student success and a passion and excitement for lifelong learning.
Efficiency – We prepare students to efficiently utilize informatics and other resources for effective communication and safe patient-centered care within a systems-based practice approach.
Creativity – We prepare students to be fundamentally creative, resourceful, adaptive, and caring in nature.
East Central Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) formerly NLNAC, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, Georgia 30326 and The Board of Trustees of State Institutuins of Higher Learning of Mississippi.
The application packet for spring 2017 will be available August 1, 2016.
The 2017 application deadline is
October 1, 2017.