Selecting the Health Sciences and Nursing Pathway means that you are a person who enjoys planning, managing, and providing health services.  If you are planning to apply to an allied health program (such as Dental Hygiene or Physical Therapy Assistant), then the Health Sciences and Nursing Pathway will help you earn the academic courses that will be needed for the various allied health programs.


Associate Degree Nursing

The Northeast Mississippi Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326, Telephone Number: 404-975- 5000), and the Board of Trustees of Institutions of Higher Learning, State of Mississippi. 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."

Practical Nursing Education

This is a 12-month program consisting of classroom work and clinical experience in practical nursing education. Students must complete this course of study within three years. The Board of Nursing may refuse the application for licensure of any applicant who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor or has charges pending on such issues. Graduates of this program meet the educational requirements to sit for the Licensed Practical Nurse Licensure examination.

Pre-Nursing (BSN)

Students planning to transfer to a BSN program at a senior institution should follow the curriculum guidelines and application deadline dates specific to the transfer institution. All students planning to transfer should personally contact the School of Nursing of the transfer institution at least one full academic year before the projected date of transfer to meet admission requirements, curriculum prerequisites, application deadlines, etc. A maximum of 62 hours of coursework may be transferred.

Four Year Transfer

Northeast offers the first two years of all Mississippi university majors in the Nursing Pathway, which may include but are not limited to:

  • Nursing
  • Family Nurse Practitioner