The Associate Degree Nursing Program offers a curriculum for those seeking an ADN degree and to qualify to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) as well as licensing from the Mississippi State Board of Nursing. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326 (www.acenursing.org) and the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning of Mississippi (www.ihl.state.ms.us).

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The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Holmes Community College has adopted the goal of informing our communities of interest each year regarding our NCLEX-RN pass rate percentage score for the previous year. This score is reflective of first writes for our Grenada and Ridgeland campuses. For the calendar year 2015, which includes one evening graduating class in December 2015 (Grenada Center only), and two day graduating classes in May 2015, our composite pass rate score is 92 percent, greatly exceeding the national average of 82 percent.
 
We are continuing our endeavors to show improvements not only in test scores, but in the quality of nurses we place in the community. We continue to strive for excellence, commitment, teamwork, and integrity in all aspects of our program and in alignment with the goals and mission of Holmes Community College.

Contact

Dr. LaWanda Herron, Program Director
Main Building, Office 104B
Grenada Campus
lherron@holmescc.edu
(662) 227-2305

Elaine Boyle, Administrative Assistant
Main Building
Grenada Campus
eboyle@holmescc.edu
(662) 227-2303

Alice Austin, Assistant Program Director
Nursing Building, Office 114
Ridgeland Campus
aaustin@holmescc.edu
(601) 605-3419

Connie Cockerel, Assistant Program Director
Main Building, Office 104E
Grenada Campus
ccockerel@holmescc.edu
(662) 227-2341

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The faculty of Holmes Associate Degree Nursing Program has provided me with a solid foundation to a challenging and rewarding profession as a future registered nurse (RN).

Antoinette Walker, Jackson

Courses We Teach

NUR 1116 - Nursing Theory I (Prerequisites: BIO 2514 & 2524, BIO 2924, & BIO 1613).
Foundation for all subsequent nursing courses. Introduces the philosophy and conceptual framework of the Holmes Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program.  Emphasis is placed on normal, basic needs, physical assessment, nursing process, as well as laboratory experiences and drug calculations. Correlates with NUR 1119. Five lectures. Three hours laboratory. Six hours credit.

NUR 1119 - Nursing I. (Prerequisites: BIO 2514 & 2524, BIO 2924, & BIO 1613).
Foundation for all subsequent nursing courses. Introduction to nursing and to the philosophy and conceptual framework of the Holmes Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program. Emphasis is placed on normal, basic human needs. Fundamental nursing skills are taught and practiced in the learning laboratory and applied in clinical settings. Introduction to pharmacology and to the calculation of dosages and solutions is included. Five lectures. Twelve hours laboratory. Nine hours credit.

NUR 1211, 1221, 2211, 2221 - Health Issues I, II, III, IV.
This course will provide the student an opportunity for in-depth study of current health issues and the impact they have on health care delivery as a whole and the person as an individual.  This course will also review relevant content specific to the students' needs. One lecture. One hour credit.

NUR 1226 - Nursing II Theory (Prerequisite: NUR 1116 or 1119, ENG 1113, PSY 1513. Pre/Co-requisite: EPY/PSY 2533).
This course focuses on the utilization of the nursing process in the care of individuals and families across the lifespan in a variety of health care settings. Basic foundational Medical-Surgical concepts and competencies are introduced. Pharmacology content associated with the Medical- Surgical concepts will be introduced as well. Venipuncture, intravenous/ blood therapy and administration and selected clinical experiences will be included. Five lectures. Three hours laboratory. Six hours credit.

NUR 1229 - Nursing II. (Prerequisite: NUR 1116 or 1119, ENG 1113, PSY 1513, Pre/Co-requisite:  EPY/PSY 2533).
This course focuses on the utilization of the nursing process in the care of individuals and families across the lifespan in a variety of health care settings. Basic foundational Medical-Surgical concepts and competencies are introduced. Pharmacology content associated with the Medical-Surgical concepts will be introduced as well. Selected laboratory and clinical experiences will be included. The primary clinical focus will be in medical- surgical institutional settings ith selected community-based pediatric, obstetric, psychiatric and/or geriatric patients. Six lectures. Nine hours laboratory. Nine hours credit.

NUR 1316 - Nursing Transitions I (Prerequisites: BIO 2514 & 2524, BIO 2924, BIO 1613, ENG 1113, PSY 1513, EPY/PSY 2533).
A transitional course designed to assist the LPN in mastering the first semester of the first year ADN objectives and serves as a partial basis for entry into the sophomore nursing courses.  It includes content on the registered nurse role and functions that was not a part of the student's LPN education as well as fundamental skills in the areas of physical assessment, nursing process, and drug calculations. Five lectures. Three hours laboratory. Six hours credit.

NUR 1326 - Nursing Transitions II (Prerequisites: BIO 2514 & 2524, BIO 2924, BIO 1613, ENG 1113, PSY 1513, EPY/EPY 2533).
A transitional course designed to assist the LPN in mastering the second semester of the first year ADN objectives and serves as partial basis for entry into the sophomore courses. It includes basic foundational Medical-Surgical concepts and competencies that are introduced in Nursing II. Pharmacology content associated with the Medical-Surgical concepts will be introduced as well. Venipuncture, intravenous/blood therapy and administration, and selected clinical experiences will be included. Five lectures. Three hours laboratory. Six hours credit.

NUR 1413 - Nursing Externship (Prerequisite: NUR 1229 or 1226).
This nursing elective course provides the learner with additional opportunity to practice learned skills repetitively, enhance interpersonal skills, and develop organizational skills. The student receives guidance, super- vision, and evaluation from a registered nurse preceptor in conjunction with nursing faculty. 270 contact hours per semester. Three credit hours. 

NUR 2119 - Nursing III (Prerequisites: NUR 1119 or 1116 & NUR 1229 or 1226, NUR 1316 & 1326, EPY/PSY 2533. Pre/Co-requisite Humanities or Fine Arts Elective).
This course focuses on the utilization of the nursing process in the care of individuals and families across the lifespan in a variety of health care settings. Medical-Surgical concepts and competencies introduced in Nursing II are reinforced and applied as a building block for more complex content. Pharmacology content associated with the Medical-Surgical concepts will be taught as well. Selected laboratory and clinical experiences will be included. The primary clinical focus will be in adult medical-surgical institutional settings with more complex pediatric, obstetric, and psychiatric experiences when available.  Six lectures. Nine hours laboratory. Nine hours credit.

NUR 2239 - Nursing IV (Prerequisite: NUR 2119 and Humanities or Fine Arts Elective; Co-requisite: NUR 2243).
This course focuses on the utilization of the nursing process in the care of individuals and families across the lifespan in a variety of health care settings. Medical-Surgical and Psychiatric concepts and competencies in Nursing III are reinforced and applied with more complexity. Pharmacology content associated with these concepts will be taught as well.  Selected laboratory and clinical experiences will be included. The primary clinical focus will be in adult medical-surgical and psychiatric institutional settings with emphasis on more complex and critically ill populations. Leadership and management skills will also be integrated into nursing care experiences.   Five lectures. Twelve hours laboratory. Nine hours credit.

NUR 2243 - Management of Nursing Care (Prerequisite: NUR 2119 and Humanities or Fine Arts Elective; Co-requisite: NUR 2239).
This course is designed to integrate basic principles of management and leadership in patient care settings to assist the student in functioning as an associate degree nurse. Emphasis will be placed on NCLEX preparation to assist the student in being successful in obtaining licensure as a registered nurse. Concepts of professionalism and personal growth will also be emphasized with assigned projects and community service hours obtained throughout the program. Three lectures. Three hours.