Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 N,
Meridian, MS 39307
Minimum admission requirements (in addition to general admission requirements):
Attain an 18 composite score on the national ACT (if taken prior to October 1989, a composite score of 15 is acceptable); and complete all prerequisite courses listed in the course of study; have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 (“C” average) or higher on all previous college coursework and a grade of “C” or higher on all ADN curriculum courses;
Attain a 17 composite score on the national ACT; complete 3 additional hours as listed in the ADN curriculum plus all prerequisite courses listed in the course of study; have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 or higher on all previous college coursework and a grade of “C” or higher on all ADN curriculum courses;
Have an unencumbered MS or Interstate Compact License as an LPN or a “Paramedic Registry,”
Have one year of experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse or Paramedic. This requirement must be validated with a form that will be mailed to the student by the Registrar’s Office;
Have a written recommendation from a current or former immediate supervisor;
Participate in a mandatory ADN information session and take the HESI Admission Assessment Exam. The mandatory information session will be scheduled for the prospective student only after all other requirements have been met. Students will receive notice from the Registrar’s Office about scheduling their information session and their HESI Admission Assessment Exam.
The ADN Admissions Committee will select each year’s class from the pool of applicants who meet minimum admission requirements. Any application with incomplete records will not be considered for admission. The admission process is competitive and completion of minimum requirements is not a guarantee of admission. Priority consideration for admission will be given as follows: 1) In-district students who complete program prerequisites and/or general education coursework at MCC; 2) Out-of-district students who complete program prerequisites and/or general education coursework at MCC; 3) Mississippi residents who complete program prerequisites and/or general education coursework elsewhere; 4) Out-of-state students. In addition to residency points, an applicant’s competitiveness is determined by ACT scores, GPA, and grades in courses completed. Click HERE for details related to the points awarded in the competitive selection process.
After program admission and prior to the first day of class, students must obtain CPR certification. Students must provide proof of immunization for MMR. A Mantoux Two-Step TB Skin Test is required prior to the first day of class. Drug screening will be scheduled after enrollment.
All students admitted into the program will be required to pay for fingerprinting and background checks, which will be performed after admission and prior to clinical laboratories. These fees will be attached as registration fees. There are certain convictions that will prevent an individual being eligible to participate in clinical experiences. If a student is unable to participate in clinical experiences, he/she will be dismissed from the program. For additional information, please contact the nursing advisor or program coordinator.
Deadline for application is March 1st for Fall admission and October 1st for Spring admission. The application information which must be submitted by the deadline includes submission of all official transcripts, national ACT score, and MCC admission application. There is not a separate application for the nursing program. On the MCC admission application, applicants should mark ADN Accelerated as the program of interest. The admission application should also be marked for the term admission is being sought. (For example, applicants should mark Spring 2015 if submitting application for the class beginning January 2015.)
Admission requirements, curriculum, and other program information are subject to change. See your program advisor/counselor for additional information.