Associate Degree Nursing

ADN 50th Anniversary

The ADN program at PRCC is designed to prepare graduates for a challenging and satisfying career as a registered nurse. The ADN program begins each fall and spring semester on the Poplarville campus. Once accepted into the ADN program, the traditional program of study is four semesters in length or the LPN-ADN program of study is one part-time semester with the remaining two semesters of the traditional program of study. The curriculum includes a balance of nursing and general educational courses. Students have the opportunity to apply nursing theory and skills in the simulation/skills lab and in a variety of healthcare agencies. Clinical settings may include hospitals located within the six counties the college serves as well as clinics, nursing homes, physician offices, rehabilitation centers, and schools. Students are required to provide their own transportation to all clinical experiences.

A graduate of the ADN program is conferred the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree and is eligible to write for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become a registered nurse.  Graduates of the ADN program work in a variety of healthcare environments. Within these environments, the newly licensed RN provides direct patient care, collaborates with decision-making regarding plans of care for patients, and delegates tasks to appropriate healthcare team members. Graduates of the ADN program desiring higher education are well suited to seek baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees in nursing or in other related fields.

The ADN program is accredited by:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Telephone: (404) 975-5000

Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (MS IHL) 
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
Telephone: (601) 432-6486