The following four (4) courses are prerequisites to the PN Program and must be completed by the applicant prior to approval of admission to the program:
|BIO 2514 - Anatomy and Physiology I (LEC/LAB)||4|
|ENG 1113 - English Composition I||3|
|PSY 1513 - General Psychology||3|
|BIO 2924 - Microbiology (LEC/LAB)||4|
|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
|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 PNV semester during the spring semester (fall semester students only) or the summer semester (spring semester students only).
PN Exit Semester
|PNV 1676 - Alteration in Adult Health Concepts and Clinical||6|
|PNV 1813 - Mental Health Nursing||3|
|PNV 1914 - Nursing Transition||4|
Total Credits: 54
Total Contact Hours: 1210
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Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) Practical Nursing graduates may be exempt from the pre-requisite summer course, NUR 1116. Contact a nurse administrator for additional information.
*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, 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.