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Associate Degree Nursing

Program Length

Five Semesters

Degree(s) Offered

Associate of Arts

This program consists of nursing and non-nursing courses granting college credit. The program of study qualifies the graduate to be eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEXRN ®). Graduates are prepared to render competent nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings.

The Associate of Arts degree with a major in nursing requires courses in biological and social sciences, the humanities, as well as in nursing. Non-nursing classes are held on campus along with other college majors. Non-nursing courses may be taken prior to admission into the Nursing Program.

Completion of the following courses with a grade of “C” or higher prior to program entry. Science courses must be taken no more than five (5) years prior to program entry.

  • BIO 2514 Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIO 2524 Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BIO 2924 Microbiology
  • MAT 1313 College Algebra

Nursing courses are limited to nursing majors. Teaching methods include lecture, demonstration, discussion, projects, and multi-media materials. Off-campus labs areheld in various community health care agencies to provide experiences selected by thefaculty that develop the understandings and skills taught in the theory classes. Students are responsible for their own transportation for clinical learning experiences.

In addition to regular college tuition and fees, Associate Degree Nursing students will have costs for program-wide testing, criminal background checks, drug testing, uniforms, books, physical exam, two step Tuberculosis skin testing, CPR certification for theHealthcare Provider, and immunizations. Membership in pre-professional student nurseorganizations (MASN/MOSA) is an additional elective cost.

Note: The Mississippi Board of Nursing may, at its discretion, refuse to accept the application for licensure of any person who has been convicted of a criminal offenseunder any provision of Title 97 of the Mississippi Code of 1972, as now amended, orany provision of this chapter. The Mississippi Board of Nursing is now requiring that all students in the final nursing course be fingerprinted for an additional criminal backgroundcheck prior to application for licensure. This will be at the student’s expense and cannot be billed or paid from the student account.

Nursing Curriculum


The Jones College Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000
and
The Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning
Board of Trustees (IHL)

Two Deadlines

March 1 is the Deadline for Fall entry into Jones ADN.

October 1 is the Deadline for Spring entry into Jones ADN.

* Once the deadline dates pass, individuals will not be able to submit any information to program entry.

How to Enroll

  • Step 1- Complete a Jones Admissions Application.
  • Step 2 - Send an official copy of the final high school transcript, previous college transcript, and/or GED scores to the Jones Admissions Office.
  • Step 3 - Submit ACT/SAT scores to the Jones Admissions Office.
  • Step 4. - Review program criteria and complete the application found in the Associate Nursing Degree Application Packet.

Admissions Procedure

Selections for the Nursing Program are made by the Associate Degree Nursing Admissions Committee using a point system based upon objective data including cumulative GPA, core courses completed, ACT score, and entrance test score. The required science courses are given a higher point value than other core courses in the Associate Degree Nursing curriculum. A grade of C or better is required in all of the core courses. Candidates chosen for the fall and spring classes will be notified by letter.

All applicants are ranked according to the total points. In case of tie, the applicant with the highest combination of points from the GPA and ACT will be considered. If there is still a tie, the in-district applicant is given priority and further ties will be broken by a random drawing.

Erin Knight
Chair
Allied Health Building Room 103
(601) 477-4099 // (601) 477-4019
erin.knight@jcjc.edu

Lauren Bell
Allied Health Building Room 115
(601) 477-2407
lauren.bell@jcjc.edu

Danielle Matthews
Allied Health Building Room 113
(601) 477-2404
danielle.matthews@jcjc.edu

Kristina Wilkerson
Allied Health Building Room 105
(601) 477-4298
kristina.wilkerson@jcjc.edu

Sara Purvis
Allied Health Building Room 118
(601) 477-4214
sara.purvis@jcjc.edu

Tammie Chandler
Allied Health Building Room 115
(601) 477-2408
tammie.chandler@jcjc.edu

Mike Cummings
Allied Health Building Room 114
(601) 477-2405
mike.cummings@jcjc.edu

Nan Pritchard
Allied Health Building Room 117
(601) 477-2411
nan.pritchard@jcjc.edu

Casey Herrington
Allied Health Building Room 106
(601) 477-2401
casey.herrington@jcjc.edu

Brandi Linares
Allied Health Building Room 106
(601) 477-2403
brandi.linares@jcjc.edu

Emily Phillips
Allied Health Building Room 117
(601) 477-2412
emily.phillips@jcjc.edu

Cindy May
Allied Health Building 116
(601) 477-2251
cindy.may@jcjc.edu

Michelle Bradley
Allied Health Building Room 113
(601) 477-3548
michelle.bradley@jcjc.edu

Amelia Cowart
Allied Health Building Room 118
(601) 477-2413
amelia.cowart@jcjc.edu

Amy Townsend
Allied Health Building Room 116
(601) 477-2410
amy.townsend@jcjc.edu

Anna Lane
Allied Health Building Room 114
(601) 477-2415
anna.lane@jcjc.edu

NUR 1119 – Adult Nursing I
Prerequisite: BIO 2514, BIO 2524, BIO 2924, and MAT 1313. Prerequisite or co-requisite FCS 1253. This course emphasizes the individual as a unique biopsychosocial being who is made up of systems and subsystems and identifies similarities and differences existing in health and illness. The concepts of the individual, health-illness, growth and evelopment, communication, nursing process, stress-adaptation and the associate degree nursing role are introduced in this course. Beginning nursing skills along with basic patient care are taught. The nursing process is introduced as a basis of care and scientific principles underlying nursing activities are stressed. Six class hours per week and nine clinical hours per week. Nine semester hours credit.

NUR 1129 – Adult Nursing II
Prerequisite: NUR 1119, Pre or co-requisite PSY 2533 and PSY 1513. This course continues to emphasize the individual as a unique biopsychosocial being who is made up of systems and subsystems and identifies similarities and differences existing in health and illness. The individual, health-illness, growth and development, communication, nursing process, stress-adaptation and the associate degree nursing role are further explored. The nursing process provides a basis for identifying health care needs which result from stressors. Scientific principles provide the rationale for nursing interventions which assist the individual to adapt to stressors. Six class hours per week and nine clinical hours per week. Nine semester hours credit.

NUR 2113 – Mental Health Nursing
Prerequisite: NUR 1129, PSY 1513, & PSY 2533. This course focuses on human behaviors resulting from the effects of stressors upon the individual’s biopsychosocial systems. Methods of adaptation which are exhibited by individuals experiencing stressors and which are not acceptable within the individual’s society are examined. Application of the nursing process for the individual with a psychosocial disturbance is explored in the clinical and classroom settings. Therapeutic communication is emphasized as a vital part of nursing interventions giving consideration to the individual’s position on the health-illness continuum. The focus of clinical learning is on nursing
interventions and available community resources for patients with mental health needs. Eight and one-quarter class hours per week and ten and one-half clinical hours per week for one summer term (13.5 clinical hours are designated for additional clinical activities). Three semester hours credit.

NUR 2129 – Maternal-Child Nursing
Prerequisite: NUR 1129. This course emphasizes
the study of the individual in the child bearing cycle, the neonate, and the child from infancy through adolescence giving consideration to the position on the health-illness continuum. The effects of stress on the biopsychosocial systems of the individual in the child bearing cycle, the neonate and the child are examined. Concepts of growth and development and appropriate communication techniques are further explored and integrated into the nursing process. Five class hours per week and twelve clinical hours per week. Nine semester hours credit.

NUR 2139 – Complex Nursing
Prerequisite: NUR 2113 and NUR 2129. The student should complete any core courses not previously taken. This course is a culminating course requiring synthesis and application of knowledge gained in previous courses. It includes the study of individuals with biopsychosocial stressors that affect multiple body systems and the transition from student to graduate. The concepts of the individual, health-illness, growth & development, communication, nursing process, stress-adaptation and the associate degree nursing role are utilized in the delivery of nursing care to individuals in a variety of health care settings. Transition from student to graduate nurse is facilitated through the refinement of management and organizational skills. The nursing process is used as a basis for providing and coordinating care for a small group of patients with complex health care needs. Five class hours per week and twelve clinical hours per week. Nine semester hours credit.