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2021-2022 Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Practical Nursing


(VC-PN)

Program Description:


The Practical Nursing 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, advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), licensed physician, or licensed dentist.

Students that complete the generic day program requirements (3 semesters) and students that complete the night and weekend program requirements (5 semesters), as identified by the Mississippi Community College Board, will be eligible to apply for LPN licensure.  Students who complete the program requirements as identified by the Mississippi Community College Board, will be eligible to apply for LPN licensure.  The graduate of the program functions as a provider of care and a member of a profession. 

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.
  4. Delivery of safe, ethical client care.
  5. Course grade of "C" or above in all practical nursing courses.
  6. Completion of all required assignments/projects.

Day Option - Fall Admission (F.S.)


Campus Location(s):


Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center - 601.376.4824

Total: 15 SH


Total: 16 SH


Total: 12 SH


**Completion Award: Career Certificate in Practical Nursing (1 Year) 45 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.

Day Option - Spring Admission (S.S.)


Campus Location(s):


  • Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center - 601.376.4824 • Rankin Campus and  Vicksburg Campus

Total: 15 SH


Total: 12 SH


Total: 16 SH


**Completion Award: Career Certificate in Practical Nursing (1 Year) 45 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.

Evening/Weekend Option


**Completion Award: Career Certificate in Practical Nursing (Part-Time 5 Semesters) 45 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.