b'Practical Nursing (PN) Fall and Spring Entry (Bryant Center at Tradition) Students declaring the Practical Nursing track enter the PN Exit Option during the Spring or Summer semester. 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 Practical Nursing (PN) program option includes one semester of pre-requisites and three semesters of nursing course work. The curriculum consists of nursing courses included in the first year of the ADN curriculum, as well as one semester of PN exit courses. The PN program is designed to prepare students to become licensed practical nurses. 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), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 (404- 975-5000) Practical Nursing Accreditation Status:Year of Initial Accreditation:July 1998 Continuing Accreditation:Last Evaluation Visit:March 1-3, 2011 Most Recent Action:June 2011 Next Evaluation Visit:Spring 2020Successful 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). Practice nursing in a professional, ethical, and legal manner with the supervision of the RN, advanced practice RN, licensed physician, or licensed dentist (Professionalism). 188'