To be considered for the Practical Nursing program, applicants must complete all testing, meet the minimum requirements, and submit all required paperwork by June 1 each year. Incomplete admission packets will not be considered for admission. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the data in the file is received, correct and complete. For more details, read the Practical Nursing Packet.
Please note: Meeting all admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the Practical 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. You must indicate nursing under your major. Do not designate RN or Practical Nursing under your major, just “Nursing.” Acceptance to East Mississippi Community College does not guarantee acceptance to the Practical Nursing program. Letters of pending acceptance will come from the Director of Nursing and Allied Health, not from the Admissions Office.
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.
5. Submit official transcripts from all colleges previously attended. Transcripts cannot be stamped “issued to student.”
Applicants must satisfy these requirements:
- A minimum composite score of 18 with an 18 in reading on the ACT.
- A grade of “C” or higher in Anatomy and Physiology I & II is required prior to admission. Classes must be within the past five years.
- Cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for all previous college work attempted.
- Take the Kaplan Nursing School Admission Exam with a score of at least 50% on all sections. You must meet the minimum ACT score prior to taking the Kaplan Exam. The cost of the Kaplan Exam is the responsibility of the student. Applicants may register to take the Kaplan Exam with the Allied Health administrative assistant. The entrance test may be retaken once in order to achieve a higher score. Kaplan has developed a preparatory book titled Nursing School Admission Exams (Kaplan Nursing School Admission Exam) by Kaplan. This book is available on Amazon.com and local book stores.