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How to Apply - ADN Traditional Option

Location(s) of Program: Poplarville Campus & Forrest County Campus

Email Questions: adn@prcc.edu

PRCC and ADN applications are submitted online.

In addition to all PRCC admission requirements, the ADN program has a separate admission process with program specific requirements as listed below:

Applicant must submit electronic copies of the following:

  • Driver’s license
  • ACT score
  • College transcript(s) from all colleges previously attended; including PRCC
  • High school transcript from an accredited high school or GED test score, if never attended college
  • Entrance Exam score
  • If applicable, a letter from the dean or director of any ADN or BSN program attended stating date of eligibility to return.
    Note: If not eligible for immediate return, the waiting period is three (3) years from exit date to apply.

NOTE: Applications submitted without the above documentation are considered incomplete and are not reviewed for admission.

Additional Application Information:

  • Admission into PRCC does not mean the student has been admitted into the ADN program.
  • Any previous legal difficulties may result in the inability of the student to enter the ADN program and/or obtain state licensure.
  • According to ACT scores, applicant must have completed, be enrolled in, or be eligible to take College Algebra and Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab.

ADN Admission Criteria:

  1. ACT composite score of 18 or higher
  2. Grade Point Average (GPA) 2.5 or higher
    1. College GPA is calculated on the following completed courses: College Algebra, General Psychology, and Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab.
  3. Entrance Exam 65% or higher

NOTE: If one of the required criteria is not met, applicants must have one of the alternate requirements for admission.

  1. ACT requirements:
    • Composite scores associated with full ACT tests will be accepted. Scores associated with section retesting will not be considered for admission.
    • Applicants with an ACT composite below 16 are not considered for admission.
    • If the ACT composite is below 18, then the GPA is calculated on the following completed courses: College Algebra, General Psychology, Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab, and Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab. The GPA must be:
      2.8 if ACT is 17
      3.0 if ACT is 16
    • An applicant who has previously earned a baccalaureate or higher degree may enter without an ACT by completing all the required ADN general education courses with grades of “C” or better and having an overall 2.5 GPA (MS IHL).
  2. GPA requirements:
    • Applicants with a GPA below 2.0 are not considered for admission.
    • If GPA is less than 2.5, then the ACT must be:
      • 19 if GPA is 2.4
      • 20 if GPA is 2.3
      • 21 if GPA is 2.2
      • 22 if GPA is 2.1
      • 23 if GPA is 2.0

ADN General Education Information

  • ADN general education course grades submitted through the end of spring and/or summer semesters will be used to compute the GPA for the upcoming spring admission.
  • ADN general education course grades submitted through the end of the fall semester will be used to compute the GPA for the upcoming fall admission.
  • There is no time limit on the required ADN general education courses; however, if an applicant has more than two (2) enrollments in achieving a grade of “C or higher” on College Algebra, General Psychology, Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab, and/or Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab, a GPA of 2.8 or higher is recommended.
  • All co-requisite courses listed in the program of study must be completed with a grade of “C” or better before progressing to the next nursing level.

REQUIRED ADN GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
Total 30 Credit hours
MAT 1313 College Algebra..................................................3
PSY 1513 General Psychology..............................................3
BIO 2513 Anatomy & Physiology I........................................3
BIO 2511 Anatomy & Physiology I Lab..................................1
BIO 2523 Anatomy & Physiology II.......................................3
BIO 2521 Anatomy & Physiology II Lab.................................1
EPY 2533 Human Growth & Development.............................3
ENG 1113 English Composition I..........................................3
BIO 2923 Microbiology ........................................................3
BIO 2921 Microbiology Lab ..................................................1
SPT 1113 Public Speaking I...................................................3
SOC 2113 Introduction to Sociology.....................................3

3. Entrance Exam requirements:

  • Applicants with an entrance exam score below 55% are not considered for admission.
  • If Entrance Exam is less than 65%, then the GPA is calculated on the following completed courses: College Algebra, General Psychology, Anatomy & Physiology I with lab, and Anatomy & Physiology II with lab. The GPA must be:
    • 2.8 if score 64-60%
    • 3.0 if score 59-55%

    Register for Kaplan Entrance Exam

    Follow instructions to register – payment of $50 must be made at the time of registration. Payment receipt is confirmation. NOTE: Test Date and Check-in Time.

Additional Entrance Exam information:

  • Only one attempt per application period.
  • Scores are valid for three (3) years.

Transfer of Nursing Credits:

Applicants wanting to transfer previously earned nursing credits from another ADN or BSN program must meet the following requirements:
  • Application deadline for transferring is February 1 for fall consideration and September 1 for spring consideration.
  • Applicant admissions are subject to space availability.
  • Transferring applicants must meet all PRCC admission and ADN program requirements.
  • An applicant who attended another ADN or BSN program will have nursing course grades included in the GPA calculations.
  • See Transfer of Nursing Credits at http://prcc.edu/academics/nursing/adn/transfer .

Selection of candidates:
Review of potential candidates is made by the ADN Admission/Progression Committee. Recommendations are made based upon the ADN applicant’s high school or college GPA, ACT score, and Entrance Exam score. Applicants meeting required criteria are provisionally admitted into the program based upon space availability, CBC clearance, substance screen verification, and ability to meet other clinical requirements (See ADN Student Handbook). Preferential consideration is given to in-district residents (Forrest, Hancock, Jeff Davis, Lamar, Marion and Pearl River counties), followed by out-of-district residents, and then out-of-state residents.

Letters of acceptance/declination are sent via US postal service the last week of November for spring admission or the last week of April for fall admission.

NOTE: All newly accepted students are required to attend a mandatory orientation prior to starting the ADN program.

How to Apply:

  1. Complete the PRCC Admissions Application Here. Within 3-5 days, you will receive Riverguide Credentials.
  2. You must escript (preferred) or mail an official high school transcript and official transcripts from all previously attended colleges to:

    Pearl River Community College
    Office of Admissions
    101 Hwy 11 North
    Poplarville, MS 39470

  3. Once you receive your Riverguide credentials, complete the Application survey for the:
    Poplarville Campus ADN Traditional Option
    or
    Forrest County Campus ADN Traditional Option (Will open December 1st for registration)

    Opens December 1st – March 1st for Fall admission/ July 1st – October 1st for Spring admission
    .

You will receive an email stating that your survey has been received for the current program application period along with further information.

If you have not received an email in 2-3 days, contact adn@prcc.edu for further instructions.