The program of instruction is consistent with the institutional commitment of teaching and learning which is designed to incorporate the highest instructional and nursing standards. The program of instruction is designed to incorporate knowledge, attitudes, and skills applicable to life in a complex society. The program also focuses on the education and healthcare needs of rural East Central Mississippi.
The associate degree nurse is prepared to provide and manage care for individuals and groups in a variety of health care settings. Clear, concise, and timely communication with internal and external constituencies is a critical success factor for an effective nursing program. We believe the nurse of the future must encompass the core concepts of patient-centered care, professionalism, leadership, systems-based practice, informatics, communication, collaboration, safety, quality improvement and evidenced based practice, in order to provide safe and effective care. Graduates of the program receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS).
The ADN Program admits annually in the fall to the generic day track and in the spring to the evening/weekend track. Applications for the ADN Program may be obtained on this webpage on October 1 of the fall semester previous to the upcoming fall generic program admission cycle. Priority deadline for admission is January 31 for the generic day track and November 1 for the evening/weekend track.
Graduates who meet requirements for the State Board of Nursing may be eligible to take the National Council of Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®). The State Board of Nursing may, in its discretion, refuse to accept the application of any person who has been convicted of a criminal offense under any provision or the Title 97 of the Mississippi Code of 1972, as now or hereafter, amended.
The Associate Degree Nursing Program at the Decatur campus located in Decatur, MS, is accredited by the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (MS-IHL) and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
The most recent accreditation decision made by the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning for the Associate Degree Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners and MS IHL Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
Professional Licensure Requirements: https://www.ncsbn.org/14730.htm
Division of Healthcare Education
Phil A. Sutphin Building