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 of 15 is acceptable) and complete the prerequisites of Anatomy and Physiology I and II with labs with a "C" or higher; have a 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 Anatomy & Physiology I and II with labs with a "C" or higher, and complete 16 additional hours of general education courses as listed in the ADN curriculum with 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;
Participate in an 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 HESI Admission Assessment Exam.
The ADN Admissions Committee will select each semester’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 score, 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. A drug screening test 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.
Deadlines for application is March 1st for the Fall class and October 1st for the Spring class. 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 Associate Degree Nursing 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 2014 if submitting application for the class beginning in January of 2014.)
Admission requirements, curriculum, and other program information are subject to change. See your program advisor/counselor for additional information.