b'Nursing Associate Degree in Nursing Fall and Spring Entry(Bryant Center at Tradition) At Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, we are proud to offer nursing program options which will allow our students to choose the nursing career path that is best suited to their current needs. The nursing options at MGCCC include the following programs: Associate Degree Nursing Practical Nursing LPN to RN Transitional (Hybrid & Non-Hybrid)The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) option includes one semester of pre-requisites and four semesters of nursing course work. The ADN program is designed to prepare students to become registered nurses. The program is state accredited by the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, Mississippi 39211 (601-432-6486) and nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 (404- 975-5000) Associate Degree Nursing Accreditation Status:Year of Initial Accreditation:December 1982 Continuing Accreditation:Last Evaluation Visit:February 2014 Most Recent Action:August 2014 Next Evaluation Visit:Spring 2020Graduates will be eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses given by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) and will earn the title Registered Nurse (RN), 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 & Outcomes of the Associate Degree Nursing program are: Provide holistic care that is client centered, caring, culturally sensitive and based on the physiological, psychosocial and spiritual needs of clients (Client-Centered Care). Collaborate with members of the interdisciplinary health care team to promote continuity of client care (Interdisciplinary Collaboration). Use research as a basis for evidence based nursing practice and clinical judgment (Evidence-Based Practice). Promote quality improvement by participating in the development and implementation of organizational and care related plans for improving health care services (Quality Improvement). Minimize risk of harm to clients, self and others (Safety). Integrate information technology resources into the provision of client care (Informatics). Provide health-related education to restore health and promote optimal wellness (Client-Education). Demonstrate accountability for the delivery of nursing care in a professional, ethical, and legal manner (Professionalism). 166'