Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing '20

The application for Fall 2023 will start January 1st and end April 30th at 5:00 pm. HESI must be paid for and scheduled prior to the application closing date.

HESI testing will be between May 15th through May 24th per campus schedules in the application.

Notifications of acceptance, waiting list, or denial will be sent out the first week of June.

Prior to submitting an application, please have your employer complete the following form if you have healthcare experience that you will be adding to the application.

Click here for the Letter of Employment Proof Form 

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.

  • The Day Program is a 12-month program
    • Fall start is offered at Senatobia, DeSoto, Oxford and Ashland
      • August to July
    • Spring start is offered at Senatobia and Oxford
      • January to December
  • The Evening/Weekend Program is an 18-month program
    • It is offered at DeSoto and Oxford
    • Evening/Weekend starts in August on the even years
  • The Part-time Day Program is an 18-month program
    • It is offered at the Senatobia Campus
    • Part-time Day starts in August on the odd years

Program Information

The NWCC Associate Degree Nursing program has not made a determination on whether the degree meets the state requirements for other US States, Territories, or District of Columbia. Professional license requirements for Mississippi, other states, and jurisdictions may be found on the Board of Nursing Professional Licensure Requirements website.