Division of Nursing

The  new criteria on this page will apply to the fall 2017 applicants that are requesting admission for January 2018. This new criteria does not include those already admitted into the Fall 2017 incoming class.

Information Sessions
There will be an information session for prospective students to come and learn more about the Nursing program on December 11th, 2017 from 4-6.  No appointment is necessary. The sessions will be held in the Nursing building on the Senatobia campus.

Applicants to the Nursing Program can begin checking their emails regarding admission beginning September 29, 2017.  If you have not heard from us by October 11, 2017 please send us an email to llegendre@northwestms.edu.

Informational Videos
General Information


Northwest Mississippi Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Associate of Arts degree, the Associate of Applied Science degree, and certificates in career education. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA, 30033-4097, or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Northwest Mississippi Community College. The College was initially accredited by the Mississippi Junior College Accrediting Association in 1928 and by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in December 1953. The latest reaffirmation of the SACSCOC accreditation was in 2007. The college is also a member of the American Association of Community Colleges. The Associate Degree Nursing program was initially accredited by the National League for Nursing in 1978 and has maintained that accreditation. The program is currently accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326 (phone number 404-975-5000, www.acenursing.org) and the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, State of Mississippi located at 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS  39211-6453 (phone number 601-432-6198, www.ihl.state.ms.us).

Looking for the Practical Nursing LPN program? Click here!



Spring 2018
Fall 2018
Graduates of the program are eligible to write the National Council for Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.  Graduates are prepared to provide nursing services in beginning  staff-level positions and have potential for advancement on an  individual basis. Upon acceptance, each student will be assigned a  faculty adviser to help in making program of study and career decisions.

News: April 2017. NWCC Student Nurses’ Association Wins Spirit of the Community Award at State Convention: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=L1XQEd_HPVo .

Required Textbooks — All students in the nursing program will receive their required nursing textbooks with a fee charged along with tuition. This will be at a discounted rate-cheaper than you can purchase at the bookstore or online and will include all access codes needed. Buying books on your own will not be an option-the fee will be charged based on the course you are taking.

For degree plans go to myNWCC and click on the  Degree Plans tab.

Nursing (NUR)
NUR 1118 Foundations of Nursing
NUR 1318 Adult Health I
NUR 1316 LPN to RN Transition
NUR 2128 Maternal-Child Nursing
NUR 2222 Nursing Seminar
NUR 2318 Adult Health II
NUR 2323 Nurse Externship (Summer)
There are three types of Application for the Associate's degree in Nursing:
  1. The Traditional track is a four semester program for students seeking an Associate's degree in Nursing.
  2.  The LPN Challenge advanced placement testing option is for students with an LPN license.
  3.  The LPN-RN Transition advanced placement is for students with an LPN license with the expanded role of IV certification.
Choose the type of application you want to make by clicking on a button below. If you wish to be considered for more than one option, you should fill out a separate application for each and you may apply to all tracks.
If you have any questions or problems completing this form please send an email stating your question to: llegendre@northwestms.edu .  
Applications are now closed for Spring 2018.
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