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 Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program holds state accreditation from 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 also accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. Information about the ACEN accreditation can be obtained from the ACEN website at http://www.acenursing.org, or by writing to ACEN at 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 the student for entry level practice as a Registered Nurse.
Registered Nurses constitute the largest healthcare occupation, with 2.3 million jobs.
Job opportunities are expected to remain very good.
More new job opportunities are expected to be created for registered nurses than for any other occupation.
(Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics)
2015 Program Outcomes
First Write NCLEX
Pass Rate: 94%
Employment Rate: 94%