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 Northeast Mississippi Community College Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)  3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326, Telephone Number: (404) 975-5000 and the Board of Trustees of Institutions of Higher Learning, State of Mississippi (IHL).

The ADN Program has received ACEN continuing accreditation with the next scheduled site visit in 2023.

It is the purpose of the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program “to prepare a competent, caring professional who can attain licensure as a Registered Nurse and enter the workforce.” 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.

Program outcomes (NCLEX first write pass rate, program completion rate) are available from the Annual Report at NEMCC program may be compared with that from all schools of nursing in Mississippi. Typically, all graduates who seek employment in health care find such employment. ADN Program Outcomes:

  •  ADN Program NCLEX-RN® pass rate will be at least 80% for all first-time test-takers during the same 12-month period. 
  • At least 60% of students admitted will complete the program of study and graduate within 150% of expected time frame (6 semesters).
  • At least 90% of graduates will find employment as a registered nurse within 6-12 months of graduation.
adn-program-outcomes as of November 30, 2016

adn-program-outcomes as of November 30, 2016

After satisfactory completion of the curriculum, the graduate is awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree and is then eligible to apply for licensure and clearance to write the Board Examination for Registered Nurse licensure (NCLEX-RN®). Graduates who successfully complete the licensure process and examination will earn the title of Registered Nurse (R.N.). The Mississippi Board of Nursing may refuse to accept the application of anyone based on previous legal issues, as the board reserves the right to determine who is duly qualified for the NCLEX-RN® examination and licensure.

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 and Application Packet.

ADN Program Applications must be received by April 1st to be considered for fall admission. If you are not a current student of the college, please also apply to the college ( and ranking of applicants will be done the last two weeks 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 April 3rd, 2017 at 3:12 pm.