Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Prelicensure
Obtain an Associate Degree in Nursing
Fall and Spring Entry (Bryant Center at Tradition)
Become a registered nurse (RN) with one semester of pre-requisites and four semesters of ADN course work. The curriculum allows for an ADN entrance and completion or an ADN entrance with a PN Exit completion. As an ADN/PN option program, the curriculum is designed to prepare students to become qualified registered nurses or practical nurses.
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) Prelicensure program at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, located in Biloxi, Mississippi at the Bryant Center, 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) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000.
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Prelicensure program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm.
Associate Degree Nursing (Pre-licensure) Accreditation Status:
Year of Initial Accreditation: December 1982
Last Evaluation Visit: February 2020
Most Recent Action: October 2020
Next Evaluation Visit: Spring 2028
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.
National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN – Professional License Requirements)
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).
Prior to Entering Program
- TEAS Entrance Exam $76 – $85 (Register at http://www.atitesting.com)
- Criminal Background Check $65 – $80 (MGCCC Campus Police)
Once Admitted into Program
- General MGCCC Tuition and Fees
- Career and Technical Program Fee – $75 per credit hour
- Pre-admission Physical Exam and Immunizations $200 – $300
- E-books $600 – $800 – (No rentals or hard books required)
- Substance Testing $29 – $35 per semester
- Liability Insurance $12 – $15 per semester
- Standardized Exams & Resources – $500 per semester
- Workbooks, additional purchase items, supplies $300 – $500
- Uniform, Lab Coat, Shoes, Accessories $200 – $300
- Student Nurse Organization per year $40 – $60
- Nursing Conventions per semester $150 estimated (Required all semesters)
- Skills Lab Bag Fee – $10-$50
Additional Expenses During Final Program Semester
- Licensure Exam Fees $300 – $500
- School Pin and Nursing Lamp $50 – $200
Cost may be subject to change
Questions? Contact a nursing representative.