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), State Board of Nursing (MSBON), 713 S. Pear Orchard Rd #300, Ridgeland, MS 39157 (601-957-6300); 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 2021
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)