The Practical Nursing Program is a twelve-month course of study designed to prepare individuals to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. The program is designed to be completed within 12 months of admission. All students must maintain full-time status once beginning the program.
The Practical Nursing student will gain classroom and laboratory instruction in such areas as: vocational adjustments, basic nursing skills, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, human growth and development, pharmacology, maternal child nursing, emotional and mental illness, and medical/surgical nursing.
A student must apply to the program, meet all requirements and be selected in order to register for Nursing Courses. Pre-requisites are listed in the "Required Courses" link. See the East Mississippi Community College Catalog for description of pre-requisites. All science courses must have been completed within the last five years. Students must receive a “C” or higher in all pre-requisites.
This course of study designed to prepare qualified men and women to become Practical Nurses. Upon successfully completing the program, graduates will receive a Vocational Certificate of Proficiency for Practical Nursing and will be prepared to write the National Council for Licensure for Practical Nurses (NCLEXPN®). Please note: Successful completion of the nursing program does not guarantee eligibility to sit for NCLEXPN®.
A Board of Nursing may, at its discretion, refuse to accept the licensure application of any person who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor or has charges pending on such issues.
This program prepares students for careers in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and home care.