Associate Degree Nursing

Welcome to the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) web site for Southwest Mississippi Community College. On behalf of the ADN Faculty and Staff, let me encourage you to explore our web site and contact us with any questions you may have regarding our program. The Associate Degree Nursing program provides educational opportunities to qualified students utilizing a curriculum that is designed to prepare graduates who are competent to function as entry level registered nurses. The program helps to meet the expanding and ever changing health care needs of the community by providing graduates who are prepared to practice as a professional member of the interdisciplinary health care team providing safe client centered care with critical thinking, innovation and adaptability in a variety of health care settings. The curriculum includes a balance of general education, current nursing theory, clinical and laboratory experience.

Students who successfully complete all of the curriculum sequence are awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree by the College and those that meet the requirements of the State Board of Nursing are eligible to write the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN)® administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.


The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program supports and functions within the statement of philosophy, mission, and goals of Southwest Mississippi Community College (SMCC). The Division of Associate Degree Nursing is located in the Henry Lewis Nursing Education Center on the Summit campus. For information or questions regarding the admissions process call the Nursing Administration office at (601) 276-2008.

You are welcome to drop by the Associate Degree Nursing office at any time. The nursing office is open Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.



Accreditation Information

The ADN program is accredited by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning of Mississippi, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211, (601) 432-6501.

The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Southwest Mississippi Community College located in Summit, Mississippi is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000.

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissions for the Associate Degree Nursing Program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at  

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