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How to Apply - LPN to ADN Evening 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
  • Entrance Exam score
  • Current unencumbered Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license
  • Completed LPN Employer Verification form

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.
  • A LPN to ADN applicant who was not successful in a similar transition program is not eligible to apply for the LPN to ADN Evening option of the PRCC ADN program (if interested, see ADN Traditional Option).
  • A LPN to ADN applicant with less than one (1) year experience, must submit two (2) letters of recommendation. One letter from a past PN clinical instructor and another from a current supervisor who can validate PN experience.
  • A LPN applicant with a lapse in practice longer than two years is not eligible to apply to the LPN to ADN (Day/Evening) option of the PRCC ADN program (if interested, see ADN Traditional option).
  • All general education courses must be complete at the time of application with a grade of "C" or higher.

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

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 all required ADN general education courses.
  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 must be:
      2.8 if ACT is 17
      3.0 if ACT is 16
  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

  • 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.

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 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.

Additional Information: NUR 1207 – LPN Bridge

The NUR 1207 course is designed to enhance the knowledge the LPN gained in a practical nursing (PN) program, especially the practice of medical-surgical nursing; to assist the student with transition into the registered nurse role; and to prepare the student for progression into Level 3 & 4 of the Traditional option of the ADN program.

The NUR 1207 is a course held in the Allied Health Building on the PRCC Forest County Center during fall semester. Students successfully completing the LPN Bridge course (“B” or higher) will earn seven (7) credit hours. The remaining required nursing course hours of Level 1 & 2 will be waived after successful completion of NUR 2104, NUR 2115, NUR 2203, and NUR 2209.

Selection of candidates:
Review of potential candidates is made by the ADN Admission/Progression Committee. Recommendations are made based upon the ADN applicant’s 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 (Forest, 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 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. 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 LPN to ADN Evening Option (Will open December 1st for Registration)
    or
    Forrest County Campus LPN to ADN Evening 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.