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Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing '20

THE FALL 2024 APPLICATION AND HESI EXAM WILL OPEN FEBRUARY 1, 2024 THROUGH APRIL 26, 2024 AT NOON TO ENSURE ALL STUDENTS ARE ABLE TO RECEIVE THE LINK FOR HESI AND GET THE EXAM SCHEDULED.

ONCE YOU HAVE OBTAINED A NWCC STUDENT ID # AND HAD YOUR TRANSCRIPTS AND ACT SENT TO ADMISSIONS@NORTHWESTMS.EDU YOU MAY PROCEED TO THE PN APPLICATION.

HESI TESTING FOR FALL 2024 ENTRANCE WILL TAKE PLACE THE WEEK OF MAY 6-10TH BASED ON THE CAMPUS YOU HAVE SELECTED TO ATTEND. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE OTHER PLANS FOR THAT WEEK UNTIL YOU HAVE SCHEDULED YOUR EXAM. PLEASE ARRIVE 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO TESTING TIME.

NOTIFICATIONS OF ACCEPTANCE, ALTERNATE, OR DENIAL WILL BE SENT OUT BY THE END OF MAY. IF ACCEPTED, STUDENTS WILL HAVE TWO DATES TO REPORT TO CAMPUS. ONE WILL BE FOR FINGERPRINTING AND THE OTHER FOR A CAMPUS/PROGRAM ORIENTATION.  PLEASE ENSURE YOUR SCHEDULE IS FREE FOR THE WEEKS OF JULY 15-18TH AND 22-25TH.  ONCE YOU RECEIVE YOUR ACCEPTANCE PACKET, THE EXACT DATES WILL BE AVAILABLE.

ALL APPLICANTS WITH HEALTHCARE EXPERIENCE MUST PRINT OFF THE LETTER FROM THE LINK BELOW, HAVE EMPLOYER COMPLETE, AND UPLOAD WITH YOUR APPLICATION. ANY SUBMISSIONS ONCE APPLICATION HAS BEEN SUBMITTED WILL NOT BE GIVEN THE 1-POINT.

Click here for the Letter of Employment Proof Form (MUST be uploaded with application) 

Click here to Apply

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

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.