Nov 27, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Catalog

Nursing Science - Associate Degree Nursing Program, AAS


(AAS-ADN; AAS-ADNTRAN)

Program Description:


Associate Degree Nursing is a program that prepares the graduate as a generalist capable of providing competent, caring, and accountable client care in diverse settings. Health promotion, disease prevention, and health protection, across the lifespan, are integrated throughout the curriculum. Areas of emphasis encompass the following core competencies of nursing practice: client-centered care, professionalism, leadership, systems-based practice, informatics and technology, communication, teamwork and collaboration, safety, quality improvement, and evidence-based practice. Two program options are available: the Generic Option and the Transition to RN Option.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®). Licensing of registered nurses is regulated by the Mississippi Board of Nursing. Conviction of a misdemeanor or felony offense may be grounds for refusal by the Board to issue a license. This program is accredited by the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning: 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, Mississippi 39211, 601.432.6501, and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), Inc., 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326.  1-800-669-1656.

www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

Progression/Graduation Requirements


  1. Test average of 78 or above.
  2. Grade of "C" or above on validation of selected nursing skills.
  3. Satisfactory level of achievement of course competencies and math calculation tests.
  4. Delivery of safe, ethical client care.
  5. Course grade of "C" or above in all required courses.
  6. Successful completion of all prerequisite and/or co-requisite academic support courses.
  7. Completion of all required assignments/projects.
  8. Valid or current unencumbered professional license or certification (Transition to RN option).

Generic Option


 The Generic Option program of study is designed to be completed in two years.

Locations:


Jackson Campus - Nursing/Allied Health CenterRankin Campus
Phone: 601.376.4813 or 601.376.4956

Total: 11 SH


1st Semester - Freshman (AAS-ADN - when selected or admitted to Nursing Science)


Total: 15 SH


2nd Semester - Freshman (Second Semester in Nursing Science)


Total: 18 SH


Total: 13 SH


Total: 15 SH


**Completion Award: Associate of Applied Science in Nursing 74 SH



**Additional Graduation Requirement:

  • Orientation - Any student (first-time, transfer, and part-time) who begins at Hinds Fall 2007 and later will be required to take Orientation (LLS 1312 /RST 1312 ) to graduate from the College. Exception: Orientation credit (1-3 hrs) transferred to Hinds from another college will satisfy our orientation requirement.

Transition to RN Option


The Transition to RN Option Program of Study is designed to assist the licensed practical nurse, paramedic, and respiratory therapist in making the transition to registered professional nurse. This option offers a part-time evening and weekend schedule to accommodate the needs of the employed licensed practical nurse, paramedic, and respiratory therapist.  The Transition to RN option consists of two (2) 8-week courses and two (2) 16-week courses; this option is designed to be completed in 14 months.

Credit for previous licensure and experience is awarded upon successful completion of the program.

**Completion Award: Associate of Applied Science in Nursing - Transition to RN 74 SH



**Additional Graduation Requirement:

  • Orientation - Any student (first-time, transfer, and part-time) who begins at Hinds Fall 2007 and later will be required to take Orientation (LLS 1312 /RST 1312 ) to graduate from the College. Exception: Orientation credit (1-3 hrs) transferred to Hinds from another college will satisfy our orientation requirement.