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2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Practical Nursing Exit Option

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(Spring and Summer Semesters)

The Practical Nursing (PN) Program Option includes one (1) semester of prerequisites and three (3) semesters of nursing course work. The curriculum consists of nursing courses included in the first year of the ADN (Associate Degree Nursing) curriculum, as well as, one (1) semester of PNV courses.

Practical Nursing Accreditation Status:   

Practical Nursing Accreditation Status:  
Year of Initial Accreditation June 2011
Continuing Accreditation  
Last Evaluation Visit: March 1-3, 2011
Most Recent Action June 2011
Next Evaluation Visit Spring 2020

Successful completion of the practical nursing curriculum and/or practical nursing exit semester leads to a career diploma. With success on the the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN), graduates are eligible to apply for LPN Licensure through the Mississippi Board of Nursing.

MGCCC Nursing Division – Cost List (Estimate only)


  •  Full-time Tuition $1,550 per semester (15-21 credit hours)
  •  Part-time Tuition $155 per credit hour


  • Registration Fee $60
  • Book Service Fee (Per Book) $40
  • Technology Fee $4 - $60
  • Non-resident Fee $155 per credit hour up to 14 hours
  • Non-resident Fee $1,550 for 15 - 21 hours
  • Credit card processing fee of 2% of the transaction amount Online course fee $15 per credit hour
  • Career and Technical Program of Instruction Fee $60-$450/semester
  • Out of State & International Fees $1400 - $2000
  • Additional Miscellaneous Fees may be applicable – See MGCCC website


  • Perkinston Campus Dormitory Room w/ Meal Plans $2,000 - $2,150 per semester
  • Housing Deposit - $50.00
  • A tiered fee schedule is based on facilities
  • Hayden, Andrews, Moran, and Owen Halls – An additional $100
  • Bryan and George Halls – An additional $200

Nursing Program Expenses – Non Refundable (Cost may be subject to change)

Prior to Entering Program

  • TEAS Entrance Exam $76 - $85 (Register at                              
  • Criminal Background Check $65 - $80 (MGCCC Campus Police)

Once Admitted into Program

  •  Program Fee $450 per semester
  • Pre-admission Physical Exam and Immunizations $200 - $300                                              
  • E-books $1,200 - $1,500 - (No rentals or hard books required)                                                                  
  • Substance Testing $29 - $35 per semester                           
  • Liability Insurance $12 - $15 per semester
  • Nursing Achievement Tests $149 - $155 per semester                       
  • Workbooks, additional purchase items, supplies $300 - $500                    
  • Uniform, Lab Coat, Shoes, Accessories $200 - $300
  • Student Nurse Association per year $40 - $60 (Required semesters 1 and 2)                                                                                       
  • Nursing Conventions per semester $150 estimated (Required semesters 1 and 2) 

Additional Expenses During Final Program Semester                                                                    

  •  Licensure Exam Fees $300 - $500
  • School Pin and Nursing Lamp $50 - $200                                                      

 Cost may be subject to change

Practical Nursing Exit Option

For additional information regarding the Practical Nursing Exit option, please refer to the Practical Nursing Program information.

The Practical Nursing Exit Option continues the preparation for students to enter the nursing career ladder as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The Practical Nursing Exit Option is accredited by the Mississippi Department of Education and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). Students, who successfully complete the first two semesters of the nursing program may choose to declare the PN Exit option.

Admission Steps for the Practical Nursing Exit Option:

  • Successfully meet the Nursing Admission Requirements.
  • Ranked and Selected for Admission.
  • Successful completion of prerequisites and Freshman Year of Nursing (ADN) Curriculum.
  • Completion of Practical Nursing Exit Option Declaration form by mid-term of the 2nd semester.


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