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Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing '20

PN Spring 2025 application and HESI testing for Senatobia and Oxford will be from July 8, 2024, to noon on September 27, 2024.

All items must be on file prior to submitting an application to meet application criteria. Any applications submitted prior to meeting application criteria will not be considered. Therefore, please ensure to #1 become a NWCC student and obtain your NWCC Student ID number, #2 have your official transcripts sent to admissions ( and #3 your ACT of 16 or greater sent to admissions. All three of these items MUST be on file PRIOR TO submitting your PN application to the Senatobia or Oxford campus.

Once your PN application has been sent and the admission criteria (above) have been verified, the HESI instructions will be sent via email.

HESI testing will be October 21-24 based on campus attending.

Selection of Spring 2025 PN students will take place by November 1, 2025 with letters sent out for acceptance, alternate, or denial....check the email you submitted on your application

Mandatory fingerprinting will be December 9-10 based on campus attending

Mandatory campus orientation will be December 16 for Senatobia and December 17 for Oxford.

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 Practical 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.