The purpose of the Associate Degree Nursing program is to prepare men and women for the role of registered nurse, competent to function as a professional and valuable member of the health care team in providing care for individuals, families and communities.
- The program is accredited by the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning. IHL contact information: address, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211; telephone, (601) 432-6198; fax, (601) 432-6972.
- This nursing education unit is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, or NLNAC. Information about the accreditation of EMCC's Associate Degree Nursing program can be obtained from the NLNAC website, http://nlnac.org/forms/candidacy.asp; by emailing Dr. Sharon Tanner, Chief Executive Officer of the NLNAC at firstname.lastname@example.org; or by writing to National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326.
Graduates of the program receive the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree, which meets the educational requirement needed to apply for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing licensure examination for the Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN®). At their discretion, a board of nursing may refuse the licensure application of any person who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor or has charges pending on such issues. Please see the National Council of State Boards of Nursing website, www.ncsbn.org
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This program prepares students for careers as critical care nurses, emergency nurses, neonatal nurses, nurse educators, nurse executives, oncology nurses, school nurses, hospice nurses, labor and delivery nurses, orthopedic nurses and more.