Associate Degree Nursing provides quality nursing education to prepare students as entry level registered nurses to meet the nursing needs of the community.

Program Highlights:

• High pass rates on licensure exam
• Highly qualified and caring faculty
• Accredited by state, regional, and national bodies

NEWS:

Applicants for Fall 2020
Traditional Track: 126 applications were received with 40 not qualified due to GPA, lack of pre-requisites, ACT score, or applicant did not take the PAX entrance exam. We accepted 56 new students with points from 73.5-94 and with a PAX score of 102 and above.  Students that need to repeat the course make up the remainder of the class. 

LPN-RN Transition Track:
 53 applications were received with 25 not qualified due to GPA, lack of pre-requisites, ACT score, applicant did not take the PAX entrance exam, or unable to verify MS LPN license through the MS BON. We accepted 13 new students with the highest application points ranging from 79.5-91.5. Students that need to repeat the course make up the remainder of the class. 

If you applied for the Traditional Track and have any questions regarding your application or believe you received a denial in error, please contact Mrs. Marla Kennedy (
mkennedy@northwestms.edu). For questions about the LPN-RN Transition Track, please contact Ms. Stacy Taylor (swtaylor@northwestms.edu). 

Need to take the ACT to qualify for the Nursing program?
Northwest offers Residual ACT testing so you can get set to apply. 
These dates are available. Places are limited.
DETAILS:
Senatobia Campus 
·         May 20 (9 students in each lab with a proctor, 18 total)
·         June 17 (9 students in each lab with a proctor, 18 total)
·         July 15 (9 students in each lab with a proctor, 18 total)
1.      Students must pre-register by email.  Contact Meg Ross  mross@northwestms.edu.
2.      Must complete Covid 19 reporting form:    https://nwcc.wufoo.com/forms/m14r0df00h73huv/
3.      Test will be in Tate Hall Library Labs rooms 106 and 108
4.      Test begins at 8:30 am
5.      Student’s will bring a $50 money order made out to NWCC
6.      Photo ID required, calculator permitted (see list below)
7.      Must bring # 2 pencils (no mechanical pencils)
8.      Follow the protocol for on campus social distancing – click here to view

Two Options of Entry into the Program:

PAX Testing
Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, you can take the PAX remotely if you prefer not to come to campus for testing. Please follow this information to do so. NOTE: All PAX exams must be completed by September 11, 2020 to apply for consideration for entry in Spring 2021. View more info here.

 

TRADITIONAL TRACK

About
Our traditional track to becoming an RN consists of four consecutive semesters, not including summer. These courses are located only on the Senatobia campus.

Requirements

• Mississippi Resident
•ACT composite score of 19 (may have 18 if LPN or bachelor’s degree)
• Must have applied to NWCC
• Must have submitted transcripts from all colleges attended to NWCC Office of Admissions and Records
• Must apply to NWCC Department of Nursing during January 1-February 15  (for fall entry), or August 1-September 15 (for spring entry)

Pre-requisites

• A&P I with lab in the last 7 years
• College Algebra or higher math
The 3 courses above must be completed and on transcript OR applicant must be enrolled in 1st mini-term at NWCC at time of application.
• GPA: 2.5 or higher based on pre-requisites (all attempts at those courses will be calculated into the GPA)
• PAX Entrance Exam (102 benchmark score considered first) (See Step Two under How to Apply for PAX information)
• Must be 18 years or older at start of course
• Applicants who have been enrolled in another nursing program must be eligible to return to that program and must provide a letter of good standing from the nursing program attended in order to be considered for the NWCC ADN Program
• Applicants with two withdrawals or failures from any other nursing program/course are not eligible for admission to the NWCC ADN nursing Program for three years from the date of the last nursing course taken.

Step One

Apply to Northwest Mississippi Community College
• Have all transcripts from all colleges attended sent to NWCC Office of Admissions and Records
• Have ACT score sent to NWCC Office of Admissions and Records

Step Two

• Register to take the PAX at nlnonlinetesting.org. The National League for Nursing Pre-Admission Examination (NLN-PAX) is a standardized entrance exam for prospective nursing students seeking admission to nursing schools across the country. Click here to view the PAX testing dates.
• When setting up your account with NLN, be sure to select Central Time (Chicago) as your time zone and select Northwest Mississippi Community College.
• $40 fee due to NLN upon registering
• $20 money order or cash due the day of testing for proctoring fee at NWCC Department of Nursing Instruction
• Must show valid picture ID the date of exam
• Score valid for one year
• The PAX can be taken as many times as needed

Step Three

For consideration for spring entrance, application is open August 1 – September 15
For consideration for fall entrance, application is open January 1 – February 15
You will receive an email after you have successfully applied. If not, email mkennedy@northwestms.edu.

Step Four

You will receive an email with either an acceptance or a denial before preregistration of the semester.


 

LPN-RN TRANSITION TRACK

About

Our LPN-RN Transition is for LPNs with a current nursing license. The course takes place in the summer. Upon successful completion, the student will enter the nursing program (space permitting) with two semesters to complete. These courses are located only on the Senatobia campus.

Requirements:

• Mississippi Resident
•ACT composite score of 19 (may have 18 if LPN or bachelor’s degree)
• Validation of current unencumbered LPN license with IV Certification
• Must have applied to NWCC
• Must have submitted transcripts from all colleges attended to NWCC Office of Admissions and Records
• Must apply to NWCC Department of Nursing

Pre-requisites:

• A&P 1 (taken in the last 7 years)
• A&P 1 lab (taken in the last 7 years)
• A&P 2 (taken in the last 7 years)
• A&P 2 lab (taken in the last 7 years)
• College Algebra
• English Comp 1
• Human Growth and Development
• At least 2 of the following 5 classes must also be completed: English Comp 2, Computer Concepts, General Psychology, Public Speaking, Humanities elective
• GPA: 2.5 or higher based on A&P courses and college algebra with all attempts at those courses within the past seven years calculated into the GPA
• PAX Entrance Exam (102 benchmark score considered first) (See Step Two under How to Apply for PAX information)
• Applicants who have been enrolled in another nursing program must be eligible to return to that program and must provide a letter of good standing from the nursing program attended in order to be considered for the NWCC Nursing Program.
• Applicants with two withdrawals or failures from any other nursing program/course are not eligible for admission to the NWCC nursing Program for three years from the date of the last nursing course taken.
• Applicant must be deemed eligible for the LPN-RN Transition Course by the Department of Nursing LPN Advanced Placement Committee.

Step One

• Apply to Northwest Mississippi Community College
• Have all transcripts from all colleges attended sent to NWCC Admission’s Office
• Have ACT score sent to NWCC Admission’s Office

Step Two

• Register to take the PAX at nlnonlinetesting.org. Click here to view the PAX testing dates.
• When setting up your account with NLN, be sure to select Central Time (Chicago) as your time zone and select Northwest Mississippi Community College. When setting up your account with NLN, must use same name as used to apply to the nursing program
• $40 fee due to NLN upon registering
• $20 money order or cash due the day of testing for proctoring fee at NWCC Department of Nursing Instruction
• Must show valid picture ID the date of exam
• Score valid for one year

Step Three

• Application is open January 1-February 15 for this summer course.
• You will receive an email after you have successfully applied. If not, email swtaylor@northwestms.edu .

Step Four

• You will receive an email with either an acceptance or a denial before preregistration of the semester


Campus Location and Contacts

Senatobia Campus
Mailing Address: 4975 Hwy 51 North | P.O Box 7009, Senatobia, MS 38668
Senatobia actual location: 101 Porter Street, Senatobia, MS 38668

Nursing Program  Director
Denise Bynum, PhD, RN

Traditional Track Contact: Mrs. Marla Kennedy (mkennedy@northwestms.edu or 662.562.3283)

LPN-RN Transition Contact:  Ms. Stacy Taylor (swtaylor@northwestms.edu or 662.562.3982)

Meet the team here.

See us on facebook here.

 

 

Northwest Mississippi Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, gender identity, age, or status as a veteran or disabled veteran in all its programs and activities. Northwest Mississippi Community College prohibits sexual harassment and all forms of sexual violence, regardless of sex, gender identity or sexual orientation. The following have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990/Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: Disability Support Services Coordinator, Tate Hall, P.O. Box 5555, 4975 Highway 51 North, Senatobia, MS 38668, telephone number 662-562-3309, e-mail address gbeard@northwestms.edu; Title II of the Age Discrimination Act: Vice President for Finance and Administration, James P. McCormick Administration Building, P.O. Box 7017, 4975 Highway 51 North, Senatobia, MS 38668, telephone number 662-562-3216, e-mail address jhorton@northwestms.edu; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972/Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Associate Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment Management, Tate Hall, P.O. Box 7010, 4975 Highway 51 North, Senatobia, MS 38668, telephone number 662-562-3409, e-mail address trush@northwestms.edu.

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