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 End of Program Student Learning Outcomes (EPSLOs); 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.
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.
Program outcomes (NCLEX first write pass rate, program completion rate) are available from the Annual Report at www.ihl.state.ms.us/nursing/ 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.
- 81% in 2016
- 91.1% in 2015
- 87.1% in 2014
At least 60% of students admitted will complete the program of study and graduate within 150% of expected time frame (6 semesters).
- 73.6% in 2016
- 76.7% in 2015
- 80% in 2014
At least 90% of graduates will find employment as a registered nurse within 6-12 months of graduation.
- 97.5% in 2016
- 96.2% in 2015
- 92.8% in 2014