Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 N,
Meridian, MS 39307
Minimum admission requirements (in addition to general requirements):
Must have an ACT composite score of 16 (12 if taken before October 1989) with a subscore of 12 in Math and Reading;
Score a 71 or higher on the ACCUPLACER Reading Section and a 61 or above on the Arithmetic Section;
Complete the following courses within the last five years with a grade of "C" or better: Human Growth and Development (EPY 2533), Anatomy and Physiology I and II (BIO 2514, 2524), and Nutrition (BIO 1613 or HEC 1253);
Provide evidence of the equivalent to the requirements above subject to approval of the registrar of the community college;
Have a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.00 ("C" average) on all previous college courses;
Attend a PN Information Session and take a standardized admission assessment test. Students will receive notice from the Admissions Office about scheduling their Information Session and admission assessment test.
The PN Admissions Committee will select each year’s class from the pool of applicants who meet minimum admission requirements. The admission process is competitive and completion of mimimum requirements is not a guarantee of admission. Check with the Admissions Office and/or the Occupational Advisor for selection details and deadlines.
After program admission and prior to enrollment, students must receive CPR certification and a Mantoux Two-Step TB Skin Test. Students must provide proof of immunization for MMR. 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 done 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 counselor or your advisor.
Deadlines for submitting application information are March 1st for fall admission and October 1st for Spring admission.
Admission requirements, curriculum, and other program information subject to change. See your program advisor/counselor for additional information.