b'Practical Nursing (PN) - Prelicensure Fall and Spring Entry (Bryant Center at Tradition) The Practical Nursing (PN) - Prelicensure program is designed to allow MGCCC nursing students the option to choose the nursing career path that is best suited to current needs.The program includes one semester of pre-requisites and three semesters of nursing coursework.The curriculum consists of nursing courses included in the first year of the ADN prelicensure program, as well as, one semester of PNV courses offered during the Spring and Summer semesters. *ADN Prelicensure students may declare the Practical Nursing track by completing the PNV required courses during the Spring or Summer semester. *With space availability and meeting program requirements. The program is state accredited by the Mississippi Community College Board (MCCB), 3825 Ridgewood Road Jackson, MS 39211 (601-432-6518) and nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326 (404-975-5000). Practical Nursing (Prelicensure) Accreditation Status:Year of Initial Accreditation:July 1998 Continuing Accreditation:Last Evaluation Visit:February 2020 Most Recent Action:October 2020 Next Evaluation Visit:Spring 2028Successful completion of the Practical Nursing Option leads to an MGCCC diploma. Graduates will be eligible to apply for Licensure from the Mississippi Board of Nursing and take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing given by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) and will earn the title Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), credentialed upon successful completion of the exam. Program Mission, Concepts and End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes The mission of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Nursing Program is to provide a learning environment that facilitates the development of qualified persons in the community to achieve the goal of becoming nurses who value the concepts of caring, competence and professionalism. The Concepts and Outcomes of the Practical Nursing program are: Practice nursing that is client centered, caring, culturally sensitive and based on the physiological, psychosocial and spiritual needs of clients (Client-Centered Care). Serve as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team to promote continuity of client care (Interdisciplinary Collaboration) Use current evidence from scientific and other credible sources as a basis for nursing practice and clinical judgment (Evidence-Based Practice). Promote quality improvement by contributing to implementation of care related plans to improve health care services (Quality Improvement). Provide a safe environment for clients, self and others (Safety). Use information technology in the provision of client care (Informatics). Provide selected health-related education with the supervision of the RN, advanced practice RN, licensed physician, or licensed dentist (Client-Education). 214'