Division of Associate Degree Nursing

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General Information and Mission

The philosophy, purpose, and outcomes of the nursing program reflect those of the parent institution, Copiah-Lincoln Community College. The Division of Associate Degree Nursing is designed to advance the overall purpose of the college by providing educational opportunities to qualified students for a career in nursing. The mission/purpose of the Division of Associate Degree Nursing Program is to provide a student-centered educational milieu consisting of quality instruction and high expectations to residents from the college service area and beyond who seek to become registered nurses. Graduates of the program are prepared to function at entry-level positions as providers of care, managers of care, and members within the discipline of nursing.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate is awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing. Graduates that meet the requirements of the State Board of Nursing are eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®).  MS State Board of Nursing, 713 S. Pear Orchard Road, Plaza II, Suite 300, Ridgeland, MS  39157, (601) 957-6300, www.msbn.ms.gov


The Associate Degree Nursing program at Copiah-Lincoln Community College at the Wesson Campus located in Wesson, MS is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326; Phone 404-975-5000.  The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing program is continuing accreditation.  View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

The Associate Degree Nursing program is also accredited by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning of Mississippi, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211, (601) 432-6486, www.mississippi.edu/nursing

The Associate Degree Nursing programmatic accreditation is also recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, click here to view details.