PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM

ABOUT

MISSION
The mission of the Practical Nursing Program is to provide excellent academic instruction for effective learning and competent nursing care by emphasizing the safety and cultural needs of the client. The faculty seek to educate students on the vital qualities and core values required to meet the needs of the healthcare industry in the community.

VALUES
Integrity
Accountability
Proficiency
Compassion
Professionalism

PROGRAM
The Practical Nursing Program is designed to provide the student with knowledge and  skills necessary to function as a Licensed Practical Nurse. This program prepares the individual to assist in providing general nursing care  requiring basic knowledge of the biological, physical, behavioral, psychological and sociological sciences, and of nursing procedures that do not require the skills, judgment, and knowledge required of a registered nurse. This care is performed under the direction of a registered nurse or licensed physician.

Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible to apply for LPN licensure.  The State Board of Nursing, to which the student applies for licensure, may deny any individual the right to take the NCLEX-PN based on previous criminal records.


HOW TO APPLY

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
At least 18 years of age.
Have a high school diploma or GED/HiSET equivalency.
Have an enhanced ACT composite score of 16 or greater on file with the Office of Admissions and Records.
Have a NWCC application on file with the Office of Admissions and Records.
Have an NWCC ID number.
Have all transcripts including high school and any college courses on file with the Office of Admissions and Records.
Complete the Checklist here.
Review the Grading scale here. This shows exactly how an application is assessed for acceptance into the program.
Complete a Practical Nursing application online. Currently applications are open for the Spring 2020 start at the Lafayette Yalobusha Technical Center, Oxford.

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
After completing the PN application online, you will receive a link to schedule a testing date for the TEAS. You are only allowed to register to test for ONE TEAS date. If you register for more than one date, your last TEAS date will be deleted. If you fail to meet the application criteria, you will not be allowed to sit for the TEAS.

NWCC TEAS
Content: Math and Reading only
Study Preparation: https://www.atitesting.com/teas-prep .
Location: You should choose the campus you plan to attend. Ashland students will test at the Senatobia Campus.
Cost: $75.00 Cash.
Bring: Photo I.D. and $75.00 cash.
Score: Total score of 62 or higher required for consideration.
There is no guarantee that you will have an alternative testing date if you fail to bring your photo ID, cash or miss your scheduled testing date.


Campus Locations and Contacts


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Senatobia Campus
Mailing Address: 4975 Hwy 51 North | P.O Box 5432, Senatobia, MS 38668
Senatobia actual location: 103 Porter Street, Senatobia, MS 38668
TEAS Contact: Amanda West, awest@northwestms.edu (662)562-3366
PN Lead Faculty: Summer McBride MSN RN, smcbride@northwestms.edu (662)562-1119

Ashland Campus
Benton County Career Tech Building | 25 Industrial Rd, Ashland, MS 38603
TEAS Contact: Amanda West, awest@northwestms.edu ,(662)562-3366
PN Lead Faculty: Betty Ginn MSN RN, bginn@northwestms.edu ,(662)224-8904

DeSoto Center
5197 W.E. Ross Parkway, Southaven, MS 38671
TEAS Contact: Pasty Gardner, pgardner@northwestms.edu ,(662)280-6193
PN Lead Faculty: Tamara Pittman BSN RN, tpittman@northwestms.edu ,(662) 280-6128

Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center (Oxford)
1310 Belk Drive, Oxford, MS 38655
TEAS Contact: Suzette Logan, slogan@northwestms.edu ,(662)238-7952
PN Lead Faculty: Katina Johnson BSN RN, kajohnson@northwestms.edu ,(662) 238-7947

Practical Nursing Program District Director
Stephanie Mullins, DNSc ACNP APN-BC, smullins@northwestms.edu ,(662) 562-3652

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