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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. 

LPN Accelerated Track Course Check Sheet

 

Eligibility

  • Current, unencumbered license as an LPN in the state of Mississippi
  • 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
  • Taken an entrance exam
  • 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 no more than 9 hours of other non-nursing courses to complete
  • Acceptable criminal background check, as required by Mississippi State Law
  • Satisfactory pre-admission physical exam and drug screen
  • One academic (from LPN instructor) and one personal reference form
  • Applicants into the LPN Accelerated Track are subject to the admission requirements as listed under "Requirements for Admission."

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.

Application

Students are encouraged to submit all parts of the application well in advance of the March 1st deadline. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed for admission.

When the application is available, the link located below will open the application PDFApplication packets are available in November. During the months of March through October, information may be reviewed on the website. Applications will only be available November through February.

Accelerated Track Application

 

Call Traci Beckham, ADN Chair, at 662-246-6415 to discuss eligibility questions or other concerns.

Other Options
Our generic, 2-year RN program is also available to LPNs as well as other interested individuals.

 

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