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Accelerated Track for LPNs
The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Mississippi Delta Community College offers an option for Licensed Practical Nurses to complete the RN program in 12 months by enrolling in an accelerated track.
- Current, unencumbered license as an LPN in the state of Mississippi
- Meet general admission requirements
- Be a high school graduate or have a satisfactory High School Equivalency score (GED or HiSET)
- Have a minimum ACT score of 18 (15 if taken before October 28, 1989) if entering college for the first time OR a minimum ACT score of 16 to 17 (12 to 14 ACT score if earned prior to October 28, 1989) and who have completed at least 12 semester hours with a 2.5 GPA or better on courses that are approved by the college
- Take the TEAS entrance test at the applicant's own expense. The TEAS test can be taken virtually or in person, must be taken within the last 18 months and can only be taken 2 times 45 days apart during the application year. The TEAS must be taken prior to application deadline and the score must be sent to MDCC by ATI, not the student. (see the Health Science main web page TEAS Testing & Resources for testing information)
- Completion of the following courses with a C average (2.0) or above:
- Anatomy and Physiology I & II (BIO 2513/2511 & 2523/2521) within the last 5 years
- Nutrition (FCS 1253)
- Microbiology (BIO 2923/2921) within the last 5 years
- Have satisfactorily completed all non-nursing science courses up to the sophomore year, and have no more than 9 hours of other non-nursing courses to complete
- Was a generic student who was unsuccessful in completing NUR 1119, and later became an LPN
- Have a current AHA-BLS Providers CPR card
- Satisfactory background check performed by our office
- Acceptable pre-admission drug screen performed by our office
An LPN is ineligible to apply for the Accelerated Track if the LPN was unsuccessful in completing NUR 1119 as a generic student after becoming an LPN
Qualified LPNs who are admitted to the Accelerated Track Program will take a summer accelerated track course. After successfully completing the summer course, the student may enter the sophomore class the following fall semester.
Refer to the MDCC Catalog/Student Handbook for Accelerated Track Curriculum.
When the application is available, the link located below will open the application PDF. During the months of March through October, information may be reviewed on the website. Applications will only be available December through February. The deadline to apply is March 1st.
Call Traci Beckham, ADN Chair, at 662-246-6415 to discuss eligibility questions or other concerns.
Our generic, 2-year RN program is also available to LPNs as well as other interested individuals.