Obtain an Associate Degree in Nursing

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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 2020

Graduates 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 Outcomes


Prerequisites (14 Credits)

The following four (4) courses are prerequisites to the PN and ADN Programs and must be completed by the applicant prior to approval of admission to either program:

Course Credit(s)
BIO 2514 - Anatomy and Physiology I Lec/Lab 4
ENG 1113 - English Composition I 3
PSY 1513 - General Psychology 3
BIO 2924 - Microbiology 4

Freshman Year - 1st Semester (14 Credits)

Course Credit(s)
NUR 1118 - Fundamentals of Nursing Practice 8
NUR 1121 - Dosage Calculations 1
NUR 1131 - Pharmacology 1
BIO 2524 - Anatomy and Physiology II Lec/Lab 4

Following successful completion of the 1st Semester, the student is eligible to sit for the Certified Nurse Assistant Examination

Freshman Year - 2nd Semester (13 Credits)

Course Credit(s)
NUR 1217 - Adult Health I 7
NUR 1223 - Maternal Child Health 3
ENG 1123 - English Composition II 3

Following successful completion of the 2nd Semester, the student exits the dual PN/ADN curriculum and enters the Practical Nurse (PN) Exit Option during the spring semester (fall semester students only) and the summer semester (spring semester students only). Students must declare the PN Exit Option by completing the PN Exit Option Declaration Form by mid-term of Semester 2. (See Practical Nursing Exit Option)

Sophomore Year - 1st Semester (13 Credits)

Course Credit(s)
NUR 2318 - Adult Health II 8
NUR 2322 - Mental/Behavioral Health 2
SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I 3

Sophomore Year - 2nd Semester (12 Credits)

Course Credit(s)
NUR 2416 - Advanced Concepts of Nursing Practice 6
NUR 2422 - Nursing Comprehensive Seminar 2
NUR 2434 - Transition to Professional Nursing Practice 4

Total Credits: 66

Total Contact Hours: 1440

Contact Us

For information on how to become a student at MGCCC, orientation, registration, and degree programs, please call (228) 896-2536 or email questions@mgccc.edu.

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*Advanced science courses have a pre-requisite requirement. See Biology Course Descriptions in the College Catalog for details about the prerequisite requirement. Science courses must be less than five years old and may be repeated once only. Science Courses (A&P I, II & Microbiology) must be less than 5 years old unless applicant is a LPN to RN Transitional student, is a post professional BS degree conferred student, or has a conferred Health –related Associate of Applied Science Degree. (A post Baccalaureate-Degree student is defined as a student who currently holds a bachelor’s degree and is now pursuing the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing) A grade of “C” or better is required in all science and nursing courses. Academic support courses may be taken prior to the listed semester. **Applicants with less than an 18 Composite ACT score have additional prerequisite requirements. See Nursing Course Descriptions in the College Catalog for nursing courses pre-/co-requisite requirements. • Co-requisite course with NUR 1118NUR 1121, and NUR 1131 unless already successfully completed. + Prerequisite course to NUR 2318NUR 2322. ++ Prerequisite course to NUR 2416NUR 2422, and NUR 2434.