Nursing BadgesThe Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has been ranked as the No. 1 community college nursing program in Mississippi by and No. 4 in the Southeast region by For both rankings, nursing programs were assessed on several factors which represent how well a program supports students towards licensure and beyond, including past and present first-time NCLEX-RN pass rates.

“We are excited that our Associate Degree Nursing program at MGCCC continues to be recognized as one of the very best in the nation,” said Dr. Joan Hendrix, associate vice president for the School of Nursing and Health Professions.  “We focus on instructional quality, providing state-of-the art technology and learning resources, and maintaining outstanding clinical partnerships across the MGCCC four-county district.  Our instructors are also committed to ensuring that graduates are prepared for safe, quality patient care, success on the licensure examination, ADN and PN, and equipped to begin their new careers in nursing as either a registered nurse or as a licensed practical nurse. We are very proud of what we do here and we want our students to know that their future is in good hands.”

This is the second year has ranked MGCCC’s ADN program as the top-ranked community college program in the state. Methodology information for that ranking can be found at

Ranked at No. 4 in the southeast by, MGCCC’s program was compared to 731 programs in 12 states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

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