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Associate Degree Nursing


The purpose of the Associate Degree Nursing program is to prepare men and women for the role of registered nurse, competent to function as a professional and valuable member of the health care team in providing care for individuals, families and communities.

EMCC offers two entry options for the Associate Degree Nursing Program. The Generic option and the LPN to RN transition option.

The Transition option is for Licensed Practical Nurses who wish to become Registered Nurses. The program is designed to be completed in three semesters. The student will begin the transition program in the fall semester. The first semester of this program will be primarily on line with visits to the campus for testing and skills validations only. Upon successful completion of the first semester, the student will join the second year of the generic RN option.


Classes for an Associate Nursing Degree

  • Freshman
    • First Semester
      • NUR 1119 Nursing I (9 semester hours: 5 lecture, 4 clinical)
      • ENG 1113 English Composition I (3 semester hours)
      • PSY 1513 General Psychology (3 semester hours)
    • Second Semester
      • NUR 1219 Nursing II (9 semester hours: 5 lecture, 4 clinical)
  • Sophomore
    • First Semester
      • NUR 2219 Nursing III (9 semester hours: 5 lecture, 4 clinical)
      • SPT 1113 Public Speaking I (3 semester hours)
      • SOC 2113 Intro to Sociology (3 semester hours)
    • Second Semester
      • Fine Arts Elective (3 semester hours)
      • NUR 2229 Nursing IV (9 semester hours: 5 lecture, 4 clinical)

Practical Nursing


The purpose of the program is to prepare men and women for the role of the Practical Nurse competent to practice under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, Physician or Licensed Dentist. The program is designed to be completed within 12 months of admission into the first nursing class.


Practical Nursing Classes

  • Fall Semester
    • PNV 1213 Body Structure and Function (3 semester hours)*
    • PNV 1426 Fundamentals of Nursing (6 semester hours)
    • PNV 1437 Fundamentals of Nursing Lab/Clinical (7 semester hours)
  • Spring Semester
    • PNV 1615 Medical /Surgical Nursing (5 semester hours)
    • PNV 1622 Medical/Surgical Nursing Clinical (2 semester hours)
    • PNV 1635 Alterations in Adult Health (5 semester hours)
    • PNV 1642 Alterations in Adult Health Clinical (2 semester hours)
    • PNV 1524 IV Therapy & Pharmacology (4 semester hours)
  • Summer Semester
    • PNV 1714 Maternal-Child Nursing (4 semester hours)
    • PNV 1814 Mental Health Nursing (4 semester hours)
    • PNV 1914 Nursing Transitions (4 semester hours)

*BIO 2514 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I and BIO 2524 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II can be substituted for PNV 1213 Body Structure and Function


Professional Organizations

Associate Nursing Degree Organizations:

  • Mississippi Association of Student Nurses (MASN)
  • Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN)

Practical Degree Nursing Organizations:

  • Mississippi LPN Student Nurse Organization 
  •  National Association of Licensed Professional Nurses  (NALPN)

Professional Nursing Organizations:

  • Mississippi Nurses Association (MNA)
  • Mississippi Board of Nursing (MSBN)


Library Hours

Sunday:  3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Monday- Thursday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday: Closed


Sunday: Closed

Monday--Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

Monday--Friday: 8 am to 4:30 p.m

Saturday: Closed

Interim Hours are used when students are not in classes.

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