Associate Degree Nursing Division

ADN Admissions Requirements


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Associate Degree Web Resources

Nursing Website Links

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Course Planning and Degree Requirements

Degree requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing is a total of 72 hours. These hours are a combination of nursing hours and general education hours.

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General Information and Mission

The mission (purpose), philosophy, and outcomes of the nursing program reflect those of the governing organization. The Division of Associate Degree Nursing is designed to advance the overall purpose of the college by providing educational opportunities to qualified students for a career in nursing. The purpose of the Associate Degree Nursing Program is to provide a student-centered educational milieu consisting of quality instruction and high expectations to residents of the college service area and beyond who seek to become registered nurses. Associate degree nursing graduates are prepared to function at entry-level positions as providers of care, managers of care, and members within the discipline of nursing. 

 The admissions process occurs each spring to select a new freshmen class (approximately 60 students) that starts each fall.  The program is a two-year (four academic term) program requiring 45 nursing credits, 15 pre-requisite credits, and 12 general education credits totaling 72 requisite hours.  Upon successful completion of the program, the student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing. Graduates that meet the requirements of the MS State Board of Nursing are eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®) 


 The program is accredited by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) of Mississippi (3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS  39211, (601) 432-6486, and at the National level by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326, (404) 975-5000, fax-(404) 975-5020,


The ADN program is only offered on the main Wesson campus and is housed in the James H. Stribling Building.  

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