Top RN Programs logoMississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s associate degree nursing (ADN) program is ranked sixth in the nation and No. 1 in Mississippi by when comparing NCLEX-RN pass rates.  MGCCC has a 99.20 pass rate, which was compared to 1,042 ADN degree programs in the nation.

The college’s ADN program is also ranked 7th in the nation by EDUMED in its list of the Most Affordable Nursing Programs for 2023.  The ranking puts MGCCC’s ADN program at the top of community colleges in Mississippi.

“We are excited to be recognized and ranked at the state and national levels by these two organizations,” said Dr. Joan Hendrix, associate vice president of Nursing and Health Professions.  “Our instructors uphold rigorous standards, including a robust and dynamic curriculum that prepares students for the current healthcare challenges experienced by so many workers over the last few years. We are proud of the outstanding programs we offer here at Gulf Coast in the School of Nursing and Health Professions.”

MGCCC’s ADN program has 403 students and is offered at The Bryant Center at Tradition.  It has been ranked as the No. 1 program in Mississippi for several years.

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