Division of Nursing


The Division of Nursing at Northwest offers an associate degree program that provides a foundation in general education and nursing.

The Division of Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 (phone number 404-975-5000) (www.acenursing.org) and the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, State of Mississippi located at 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211-6453 (phone number 601-432-6198, www.ihl.state.ms.us).

Graduates of the program are eligible to write the  National Council for Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.  Graduates are prepared to provide nursing services in beginning  staff-level positions and have potential for advancement on an  individual basis. Upon acceptance, each student will be assigned a  faculty adviser to help in making program of study and career decisions.

Students should begin checking their email beginning Saturday, October 3, 2015 for acceptance and denied letters for the Spring 2016 program start.

The email address contacted will be the one provided on the recent online form submitted. If you do not receive a notification please check the email SPAM folder.

Spring 2016 Information – Memo From Program Director

From: Denise Bynum
Sent: Monday, October 05, 2015 12:09 PM

Message to our Applicants:
Thank you for your interest in our nursing program.  We had 423 applications for the Spring 2016 class. With 15 duplicate applications there were 408 actual applicants and 209 that were qualified for the nursing program.  The qualified applicants had points that ranged from 104 points to 37 points.  We accepted 83 students with 81 as the cut off point for acceptance.  The reading ACT was the tie-breaker for the students with 81 points. As you can see, Northwest Mississippi Community College Division of Nursing is a very competitive program.
Listed below are the reasons applicants were not be qualified:
GPA < 2.0 (36 applicants) A&P, Microbiology and College Algebra are used to calculate GPA
No Pre-requisites (9 applicants)
Transcripts incomplete (8 applicants)
ACT < 19 (61 applicants that were not LPNs or with BS degree)
No application to NW-not in the system (46 applicants)
No ACT on file (36 applicants)
Not a resident of MS (2 applicants)
Emails were sent out during this process to students who were missing necessary information in an effort to receive the necessary documentation to calculate points.
To be more competitive, consider re-taking the ACT with an emphasis on increasing the reading score. Contact the NWCC Student Development Center for information on the ACT prep courses. GPA was calculated based on A&P, Microbiology and College Algebra grades. Re-taking those courses for a better grade will also increase your GPA.
For an appointment with an advisor, please email llegendre@northwestms.edu or contact  Ms. Dianne Scott, Admissions Coordinator at rdscott@northwestms.edu
If you have further questions regarding our admission process you can also contact me at dtbynum@northwestms.edu

Northwest Mississippi Community College
Director of Nursing


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Resources for Applicants

Application will be available January 1, 2016–February 15, 2016 via a link on this page.


Nursing (NUR)
NUR 1001 Nursing Dosages and Solutions
NUR 1117 Foundations of Nursing
NUR 1318 Adult Health I
NUR 1316 LPN to RN Transition
NUR 2128 Maternal-Child Nursing
NUR 2222 Nursing Seminar
NUR 2318 Adult Health II
NUR 2323 Nurse Externship (Summer)