Pearl River Community College

How to Apply - ADN Traditional Option

Email Questions: adn.applications@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 :

  • Copy of Driver’s license
  • ACT score if applicable.
  • 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.
  • Pre-Admission Exam score.
  • Completed Criminal Background Check (CBC) questionnaire.
  • According to ACT scores, applicant must have completed, be enrolled in, or be eligible to take College Algebra and Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab.
  • 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.

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. Pre-Admission Exam 65% or higher

NOTE: Applicants must meet two (2) of the above criteria to be considered for admission. 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 GPA must be:
      2.8 if ACT is 17
      3.0 if ACT is 16
    • This GPA is calculated on the following courses: College Algebra, General Psychology, Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab, and Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab.
    • 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 grade point average (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
Semester 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. Pre-Admission Exam requirements:

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

Register for Kaplan Entrance Exam

Follow instructions to register – payment of $50 must be made at the time of registration. Payment receipt is confirmation. Make note of registered test date and check-in time.

Additional Pre-Admission Exam information:

  • Only one attempt per application period.
  • Scores only 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 Committee. Recommendations are made based upon the ADN applicant’s high school or college GPA, ACT score, and a Pre-Admission 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 day prior to starting the ADN or LPN to ADN options of the nursing 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, use them to complete the Associate Degree Nursing Program Traditional Application (Open December 1st – March 1st for spring application/ July 1st – October 1st for Fall application).

You have the option of saving your application information before submitting, exiting, and returning at a later date to complete the application. Once you have completed the information and submitted the application, the application will no longer be available to you. You will receive an email stating that your application has been submitted for the current program application period along with further information.