The Practical Nursing Program is a course of study designed to prepare individuals to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. It is a
51-hour program. The program consists of 8 hours of general academic classes and 43 hours of nursing classes. The program is designed to be completed within 12 months of admission into the first nursing class. 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 "Program of study" 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.
2016 Program Outcomes:
NCLEX Pass Rate: 93%
Employment Rate: 97%