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LPN to ADN Transition/Bridge Information Sheet 2017
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Student Achievement Data

Student Achievement Data
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2017 ADN Graduates

2016 ADN Graduates

2015 ADN Graduates

2014 ADN Graduates

The program is designed to prepare qualified Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) candidates for a career at the associate degree level. The curriculum includes a balance of general education and nursing courses to support a comprehensive theoretical base for nursing practice. The first semester is hybrid and designed to transition the LPN into the RN role. Students who successfully complete the transition semester progress into the third semester Associate Degree Nursing program (ADN) and subsequent success of third semester into the ADN fourth semester. Successful graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree and may meet requirements of the State Board of Nursing to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®). East Central Community College’s LPN to ADN Transition and Associate Degree Nursing programs are accredited by:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, Mississippi 39211

East Central Community College currently admits qualified candidates into the LPN Transition to ADN program annually after August 1 from

Completed application packets must be submitted in a single packet to the Office of Healthcare Education by October 1 of the year prior to admission in January in the following year. 

Applications for the College may be obtained from the Office of Admissions, Records at P.O. Box 129, Decatur, MS 39327, online at, 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.

East Central Community College Nursing Program Vision, Mission, and Core Values

Admission Requirements:

  1. Applicant must apply for regular College admission and be accepted by the College.
  2. Applicant must apply to the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
  3. Applicant must have a minimum ACT composite score of 18.
  4. Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher.
  5. Applicants must have at least a "C" in all nursing curriculum courses.
  6. All applicants will be required, at the candidate’s expense, to take a HESI A2 Pre-Entrance examination. Examinations are scheduled and candidates notified between August 1 and October 1 annually.
  7. All applicants are required, at the candidate’s expense, to submit to fingerprinting for criminal history background checks.
  8. Applicant must have a “C” or higher in all pre-requisite course requirements listed on the LPN to AND Transition Information Sheet
  9. Applicant must hold a current unencumbered license to practice as a licensed practical nurse in Mississippi.
  10. Applicant must have one-year clinical work experience within the last five years. Documentation from employer(s) must be submitted with application.
  11. Applicant must score 100% on dosage calculation test given prior to admission. Test will be scheduled and candidates notified between August 1 and October 1 annually.

All applicants selected for admission into the LPN Transition to ADN program must submit proof of the following items: physical examination (obtained in July or August prior to the year of admission); current immunization records for measles, mumps, rubella-or rubella titer (MMR); Hepatitis B vaccine series or titer, or signed declination statement; and American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR Course (completed in June or July of the year of admission). All submissions are due in the Office of Healthcare Education on or before October 1 of the year prior to admission. Meeting the admission requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. The number of students admitted into the program will vary based on available resources. Acceptance and post-acceptance requirements are the same as the two-year ADN program. Applicants are responsible for ensuring the data in the file is complete and correct by the application deadline.

Pre-Requisite Course Requirements:

NOTE: All pre-requisite courses MUST be completed with a “C” or higher by December 31 of the application year.

     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

Admission Criteria:

Criminal History Background Requirements

Associate Degree Nursing candidates are required to schedule fingerprinting with the Office of Healthcare Education prior to admission. Fingerprints are submitted to the Mississippi Department of Public Safety and run through the Mississippi Criminal Information and Federal Bureau of Investigation databases for criminal history background checks. A satisfactory background report is expected of all students. If a student has a disqualifying event, the student is personally responsible for seeking removal of the event. Program admission eligibility may be rescinded based on review of the criminal background check and will be rescinded upon refusal to submit to a criminal background check.

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 will not be eligible to participate in required clinical experiences. Other offenses may be classified as disqualifying based on the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office of interpretation. The list is not all inclusive of felony offenses and may include misdemeanors.

Students who are dismissed from a Healthcare Education Division program have the opportunity and are encouraged to seek admission into another educational program at East Central Community College.

Qualifications for Admission:

Qualified applicants will be considered by the admissions committee on a competitive basis using the following points criteria:

1. Lives within ECCC's Five-County District or Previous Enrollment at ECCC (1 point)  

2. ACT Composite Score of 18 or Higher
      27 and Higher         6
      24-26                     5
      21-23                     4
      18-20                     3

3. *Grade Point Average
      3.5-4.0                   4
      3.0-3.49                 3
      2.5-2.99                 2
      2.0-2.49                 1

4. HESI A2 Pre-Admission Examination Results
      85% and Above       5
      80%-84%                 4
      75%-79%                 3
      70%-74%                 2
      65%-69%                 1
      64% and Below       0

5. 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).
      A                            3
      B                            2
      C                            1
      D or F                     0

*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.