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Associate Degree Nursing

Admission procedure

To be considered for the Associate Degree Nursing program, applicants must complete all testing, meet the minimum requirements and submit all required paperwork by Oct. 1 each year for spring admission. Incomplete admission packets will not be considered for admission. All pre-requisite work must be completed by the Oct. 1 deadline. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the data in the file is received, correct and complete. For more details, read the Associate Degree Nursing packet​.
Please note: Meeting all admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the Associate Degree Nursing program. Admission is competitive and enrollment is limited. The number of applicants accepted is limited due to the nature of the program. Students are not chosen with regard to sex, age, race, creed, ethnic origin, or marital status.
1. Go to this link, 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 Allied Health.
2. Consult EMCC's Registration Guide for more details about admission to EMCC.
3. Submit a completed application for admission​ to the School of Nursing to the Nursing Administrative Assistant.
4. 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.
5. Submit official transcripts from all colleges previously attended. Transcripts cannot be stamped “issued to student.”
6. 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 and Allied Health. Applicants without letters of good standing from previous nursing schools will not be considered for this program. Applicants with more than two attempts in another program will not be considered for the EMCC Associate Degree Nursing program.
Applicants must satisfy these requirements:
  • A minimum composite score of 19 with a subscore of 19 in reading on the ACT.
  • A grade of “C” or higher in College Algebra, Microbiology and Anatomy and Physiology I and II. Pre-requisite science classes must have been completed in the last five years.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all previous college work attempted.
  • Students with less than the required ACT composite score must have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours, including Anatomy and Physiology, with a 2.5 grade point average before being admitted. They must have made a grade of at least a "C" in Anatomy and Physiology classes.
  • Students who have previously earned a baccalaureate or higher degree may enter without an ACT by completing all the course prerequisites to the nursing major with a grade of "C" or better, and having an overall grade point average of 2.5.
  • Take the Kaplan Nursing School Admission Exam with a score of at least 50%. You must meet the minumim ACT score prior to taking the Kaplan Exam. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure this requirement has been met. Applicants may register to take the Kaplan Exam with the Allied Health administrative assistant. The cost of testing must be paid when you register. The entrance test may be re-taken once in order to achieve a higher score. Kaplan has developed a preparatory book titled Nursing School Admission Exams (Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exam) by Kaplan. This book is available now on and local book stores. 
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