Medical Assistant to LPN (Non-Hybrid)
Transition Your Medical Assistant Experience to the Role of LPN
Summer Entry (Bryant Center at Tradition)
This program is being offered at a special discounted rate. Many of the standard fees, excluding tuition, are being covered by a grant. Contact Debra Buie for more information and details on program costs at email@example.com or
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- Registration Fee
- Resource Fee
- Technology Fee
- Career Tech Fee
- Substance Testing
- Liability Insurance
- National Board Exam Fee
The Medical Assistant-to-LPN Non-Hybrid Pilot Program is designed to assist qualified Medical Assistants (MAs) with the transition to LPN practice via a traditional face to face learning environment.
After successfully completing the summer transition course, PNV 1524, the MA student accepted into the pilot program is awarded six (6) semester hours of credit for previous Medical Assistant education. Thereafter, the student will by-pass the first semester nursing courses (NUR 1118, NUR 1121, and NUR 1131) required of PN graduates and enter semester 2 of the PN program, during the fall or spring semester. Beginning with NUR 1217 and NUR 1223, and thru the terminal PN courses, PNV 1676, PNV 1813, and PNV 1914, course and clinical works will include practical nursing students and the associate degree nursing Prelicensure students. Credit for these courses plus the 6 credit hours for previous education equal the required fifty-four (54) semester hours required to be awarded the Practical Nurse Diploma.
The Practical Nursing (PN) program at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, located in Biloxi, Mississippi at the Bryant Center, 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 (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 Practical Nursing (PN) program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm.
Practical Nursing (Pre-licensure) Accreditation Status:
Year of Initial Accreditation: July 1998
Last Evaluation Visit: February 2020
Most Recent Action: October 2020
Next Evaluation Visit: Spring 2028
Successful 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.
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 LPN to RN Mobility track 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
Student Support Representative
School of Nursing and Health Professions
The Bryant Center at Tradition
19330 Hwy. 67
Biloxi, MS 39532