Practical Nursing Education

Admission Requirements | Accreditation | Program Outcomes | Additional Resources | Student Handbook

The Practical Nursing program is located in Wright Hall on the Booneville campus. The graduate of the program receives a Certificate of Practical Nursing and is eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). The title of Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is awarded after successful completion of the licensure examination.The Practical Nursing program prepares the individual to assist in providing general nursing care requiring basic knowledge of the biological, physical, behavioral, psychological, and sociological sciences; and of nursing procedures which do not require the skills, judgment, and knowledge required of a registered nurse. This care is performed under the direction of a registered nurse, licensed physician, or dentist.

Admission Requirements

The Practical Nursing program is the only Health Science program that admits students for spring semester.  You will need to apply to NEMCC and be assigned a NE ID# BEFORE applying for the PN program.  If you want to apply for the spring 2024 admissions please follow the link provided.  For questions about the spring admissions contact Dr. Kristi Tooley at


Fall 2024:  Practical Nursing Education Program Applications are due on or before May 1 to be considered for FALL admission. APPLY HERE



The Practical Nursing program is accredited by the Mississippi Board of Nursing, 713 S. Pear Orchard Rd #300, Ridgeland, MS 39157.

Program Outcomes

2021-35 graduates, 29 passed 1st Write = 83 % pass rate
2022-30 Graduates, 23 passed 1st Write = 77 % pass rate
2023-34 graduates, 31 passed 1st Write = 91 % pass rate
3-year mean = 84%

Additional Resources

A student who is unsuccessful in the associate degree nursing program at NEMCC has the option of enrolling in the practical nursing program at NEMCC.  Additional information is available by contacting the Program Director.  Also click the link below for additional information.  




Student Handbook

The student handbook provides valuable information to current and prospective students. Program goals, academic and clinical policies, course information, and information on student activities are provided in one convenient location.