With an ever-increasing concern for proper healthcare as well as an aging Baby Boomer and even Generation X population, there is a huge demand for qualified registered nurses (RNs) in Mississippi. And because of this huge demand, RNs in Mississippi enjoy an average wage of $61,250 per year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Associate degree in nursing, or ADN, is the fastest way to becoming an RN. It can be completed in a much shorter time frame than the bachelor’s or master’s degrees in nursing. Moreover, ADN programs offer a lot of the same training as the higher-level programs with the exception of supervisory, administrative, and other training. Needless to say, if you choose to enroll in an ADN program rather than a graduate program, you will still be eligible for the NCLEX-RN, the national licensing exam for RNs.
The NCLEX-RN exam comprises two parts: a computerized theoretical test and a practical skills evaluation. You’ll be granted an RN license upon passing both sections of the exam.
The Best ADN Programs in Mississippi
The following schools are among the best ones that offer accredited ADN programs in Mississippi.
Alcorn State University1000 Asu Dr #359, Lorman, MS 39096 (601) 877-6100
Coahoma Community College3240 Friars Point Rd, Clarksdale, MS 38614 (662) 627-2571
Copiah-Lincoln Community CollegeH F McCarty Dr, Wesson, MS 39191 (601) 643-5101
East Central Community College15738 MS-15, Decatur, MS 39327 (601) 635-2111
East Mississippi Community College1512 Kemper St, Scooba, MS 39358 (662) 476-5000
East Mississippi Community College8731 S Frontage Rd, Mayhew, MS 39753 (601) 243-1900
Hinds Community College1750 Chadwick Dr, Jackson, MS 39204 (601) 376-4800
Hinds Community College608 Hinds Blvd, Raymond, MS 39154 (601) 857-5261
Holmes Community College1 Hill St, Goodman, MS 39079 (662) 472-2312
Itawamba Community College602 W Hill St, Fulton, MS 38843 (601) 862-8000
Jones County Junior College900 S Court St, Ellisville, MS 39437 (601) 477-4000
Meridian Community College910 Hwy 19 N, Meridian, MS 39307 (601) 483-8241
Mississippi Delta Community CollegeHwy 3 & E Cherry St, Moorhead, MS 38761 (662) 246-6322
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College51 Main St, Perkinston, MS 39573 (866) 735-1122
Mississippi University for Women1100 College St, Columbus, MS 39701 (662) 329-4750
Northeast Mississippi Community College101 Cunningham Blvd, Booneville, MS 38829 (662) 728-7751
Northwest Mississippi Community College4975 US-51, Senatobia, MS 38668 (662) 562-3200
Pearl River Community College101 Highway 11 N, Poplarville, MS 39470 (601) 403-1000
Southwest Mississippi Community College1156 College Dr, Summit, MS 39666 (601) 276-2000
Mississippi Board of Nursing
All matters concerning nursing licensure in Mississippi should be directed to the Mississippi Board of Nursing. Contact information is as follows:Mississippi Board of Nursing
713 S Pear Orchard Rd 3rd Floor, Ridgeland, MS 39157
Phone: (601) 957-6300
Fax: (601) 957-6301
Mississippi is home to many terrific schools that offer ADN programs. This article lists some of the best of such schools.