Associate Degree Nursing Division

The Associate Degree Nursing core courses (*) which may be taken prior to admission are listed below. Completion of these courses does not guarantee admission to the program. See the course descriptions for prerequisites and sequence of courses.

The JCJC Associate Degree Nursing Program consists of nursing and non-nursing courses granting college credit. The program of study qualifies the graduate to be eligible for the licensure examination to become a registered nurse (NCLEX – RN). Graduates are prepared to render competent patient –centered nursing care in a variety of health care settings.

FRESHMAN YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
Orientation (2 hours)
Course Number Course Name Hours
LLS1312 Orientation+ 2
Large H-Line
Nursing Course (9 hours)
Course Number Course Name Hours
NUR1119 Adult Nursing I 9
Large H-Line
Social Science (3 hours)
Course Number Course Name Hours
PSY 1513 General Psychology * 3
Large H-Line
Other (3 hours)
Course Number Course Name Hours
FCS1253 Nutrition * 3
Large H-Line
Laboratory Science (4 hours)
Course Number Course Name Hours
BIO2514 Anatomy and Physiology * 4

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Large H-Line
Nursing Course (9 hours)
Course Number Course Name Hours
NUR1129 Adult Nursing II 9
Large H-Line
Social Science (3 hours)
Course Number Course Name Hours
EPY2533 Human Growth and Development * 3
Large H-Line
English Composition (3 hours)
Course Number Course Name Hours
ENG1113 English Composition I * 3
Large H-Line
Laboratory Science (4 hours)
Course Number Course Name Hours
BIO2524 Anatomy and Physiology II * 4


SUMMER TERM

Large H-Line
Course Number Course Name Hours
NUR2113 Mental Health Nursing 3

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR
FIRST SEMESTER

Large H-Line
Nursing Course (9 hours)
Course Number Course Name Hours
NUR2129 Maternal – Child Nursing 9
Laboratory Science (4 hours)
Course Number Course Name Hours
BIO2924 Microbiology * 4
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English Composition (3 hours)
Course Number Course Name Hours
ENG1123 English Composition II * 3

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Large H-Line
Nursing Course (9 hours)
Course Number Course Name Hours
NUR2139 Complex Nursing 9
Large H-Line
Math (3 hours)
Course Number Course Name Hours
MAT1313 College Algebra * 3
Large H-Line
Public Speaking (3 hours)
Course Number Course Name Hours
SPT1113 Public Speaking I * 3


+ Completion of LLS1312 is a JCJC graduation requirement for all students who entered JCJC Fall 2007 or after but is not considered as hours within the nursing curriculum.

* Pre and Co-requisites must be met for nursing course enrollment and progression. Refer to the course descriptions for placement of pre-and co-requisites.

LPN to RN Option:
Jones County Junior College offers the Challenge (Advanced Placement) process to LPN's who are seeking Advanced Placement in the ADN program.

Challenge process (Advanced Placement) of the first two courses in the ADN Program:
Licensed Practical Nurses choosing the Challenge process should:

  1. Apply for admission for the Challenge option
    1. Meet admission requirements for the Jones County Junior College Associate Degree Nursing Program and submit all college transcripts.
    2. Hold an unencumbered current license to practice as a licensed practical nurse in Mississippi.
    3. Have a minimum of one year clinical work experience within the last four years.
    4. Apply for the Challenge process by March 1 for the fall classes and by October 1 For the spring class prior to the beginning of the semester of NUR 1119 (Adult Nursing I).
    5. Pursuant to Mississippi statue 43-11-13, health care workers must have a criminal background check. If any felonies or disqualifying events are discovered, participation in clinical will be prohibited.
    Note: Students in the Challenge option are not considered enrolled students and are not eligible for financial aid as an enrolled student.

  2. NUR 1119 Challenge
    1. Have completed or be currently enrolled in BIO 2514 and FCS 1253. We recommend that challengers have completed or are enrolled in PSY 1513, and ENG 1113 at the time of challenge.
    2. Take a mid-term and final exam and achieve a minimum average of 75 percent.
    3. Each exam will be taken at the time designated for all students at mid-term and end of semester.
    4. Perform satisfactorily on a clinical skills return demonstration.
    5. Achieve at least 80 percent on a math proficiency test for calculating drug dosages.
    6. Upon successful completion of this process, the student may challenge NUR 1129, or enroll in NUR 1129 as space is available.
  3. NUR 1129 Challenge
    1. Have successfully challenged NUR 1119.
    2. Have completed or are currently enrolled in BIO 2524, EPY 2533, and PSY1513. We recommend that challengers have completed or are currently enrolled in ENG 1123 at the time of challenge.
    3. Take a mid-term and final exam and achieve a minimum average of 75 percent.
      Each exam will be taken at the time designated for all students at mid-term and end of semester.
    4. Perform satisfactorily on a clinical skills return demonstration.
    5. Complete a TB workshop during the NUR 1129 challenge.
    6. Upon successfully completing the challange exam, the clinical skills demonstration, and having met the prerequisites of NUR 1119 and NUR 1129 challange courses, the student is eligible to enroll in the next nursing course in progression (NUR 2113 or NUR 2129) as space is available. All ADN policies will apply to the student upon entry into these courses and all students will be required to be full-time.
    NOTE: Prior to enrolling in NUR 2113 or NUR2129, the prerequisites must be completed: NUR 1119 challenge and NUR 1129 challenge, BIO 2514 and BIO 2524, EPY 2533, FCS 1253, and PSY 1513.