Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)

The Associate Degree Nursing program is located in Childers Hall at Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville, MS. The graduate of the program receives an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree and is eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®). The title of Registered Nurse (R.N.) is granted after successful completion of the licensure examination (for more information about RN Licensure in the State of Mississippi, See: Mississippi Board of Nursing).

The A.D.N program is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) formally known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326, Telephone Number: (404) 975-5000 and the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, Board of Trustees (IHL).

Thank you to all those administrators, faculty, support staff, students, alumni, community members, and clinical facilities who participated in our scheduled site visit in February 2015. The ADN Program has received ACEN continuing accreditation with the next scheduled site visit in 2023.

The NEMCC ADN graduate is prepared to function as a provider of care, manager of care, and member within the discipline of nursing.  Nursing and general education courses that enhance professional nursing knowledge and practice are included in each semester of the prescribed curriculum.

NEMCC ADN Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs);  upon completion of the NEMCC Associate Degree Nursing Program, the graduate will:

  • Apply the nursing process to assist culturally diverse clients/patients in varied settings to meet multidimensional health care needs throughout the lifespan.
  • Use knowledge, derived from the biophysical, psychosocial sciences and evidence-based practice, in the application of critical thinking in provision of client/patient care throughout the lifespan.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge, attitude, and skills to meet the core competencies.
  • Practice in a caring manner.

ADN Program Outcomes:

  •  ADN Program NCLEX-RN® 3-year mean pass rate will be equal to or above the national mean for the same three-year period.
  • At least 60% of students admitted will complete the program of study and graduate within 150% of expected time frame (6 semesters).
  • Upon graduation, graduates will rate satisfaction with program as at least 5 on 1-7 scale. At six to twelve months post-graduation, at least 70% of graduates will indicate satisfaction with graduate performance, and graduates will rate ADN competency preparation as at least 3 on a 1-5 scale (3=adequately prepared).
  • At six to twelve months post-graduation, at least 70% of employers will indicate satisfaction with the program, and employers will rate ADN competency preparation as at least 3 on a 1-5 scale (3=adequately prepared).
  • At least 90% of graduates will find employment as a nurse within 6 – 12 months of graduation.


For information about this program, including Eligibility Requirements, Curriculum Requirements, a Sample Applicant Rating Scale, Estimated Expenses for Students, and the Application for Admission to the ADN Program, please view NEMCC’s ADN Student Information Packet.

ADN Program Applications must be received by April 1st to be considered for fall admission. Rating and ranking of applicants will be done the last two week of May.  Applicants will receive notification of their standing by mid June.

For applicants who are accepted to the program, these admission letters will contain a schedule for Fingerprint Criminal History Background Checks and HealthCare Provider CPR Class, as well as a summer program orientation date (approximately 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.) Health requirements, including physical exam forms, immunizations, and T.B. testing results are DUE by August 1st. Applicants accepted to the program must complete Anatomy and Physiology I and Anatomy and Physiology II prior to entering the program in August.

If you have further questions, you may contact the Division of Health Sciences Office at (662) 720-7396, (662) 720-7773, or (662) 720-7236.

Last updated on September 26th, 2016 at 10:18 am.
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Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)