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Practical Nursing Application Process

Practical Nursing Program Application Dates

  • Full Time Day Track – OPENS January 15 – CLOSES April 30
  • Hybrid Option – OPENS January 15, 2024 – CLOSES April 30, 2024
  • Evening and Weekend Track – OPENS January 1, 2024 – CLOSES March 31, 2024

The deadline for proof of certification in CNA, Paramedic, Surgical Tech, and EMT is April 30.  All transcripts, including Spring transcripts with final grades for the semester, must be received by May 15 to be eligible to continue in the application process.  

Follow Steps 1-3 below to apply for the Practical Nursing program which begins in August at Kosciusko, Grenada, and Ridgeland:

 Step 1–If you are not currently enrolled as a Holmes student (this semester), click on “Enroll Now” to complete a Holmes Community College online Admissions Application for fall, choosing AA Health Sciences as your major. After applying to the college, you must return to “Enroll Now” and complete the orientation. Please note that successful completion of Step 1 denotes acceptance to the college, not acceptance of application to the PN Program. 

Step 2–After you have been accepted to the college and know that your ACT score on file with Holmes meets the minimum requirement for the Practical Nursing Program* (click on View More under APPLICATIONS on the HCC website to see the Practical Nursing Program Admissions Requirements).  Click on the college portal, “MyHolmes,” and log in. Navigate to the “Academics/Career-Technical” icon at the top of the page and then go to the “Health-Related Applications” on the lower left-hand side of the page to access the Practical Nursing Full Time Day Track, Evening and Weekend Track, and the Practical Nursing Hybrid Option application. Click on Practical Nurse Application to apply for the PN Program.  To check the status of your application, click on PN Application Status.

Official verification of minimum ACT score(s) must be on file with Holmes prior to submission of the PN application.

*Please note that your application will not submit successfully unless official verification is on file with Holmes that you meet the minimum ACT requirement, regardless of your age.

Step 3–Submit necessary documentation—-official high school transcripts or GED scores —-to the following address by April 30.

Office of Admissions
Holmes Community College
PO Box 398
Goodman, MS 39079

* All that will be considered for selection after your application submits successfully will be official transcripts, ACT scores, and any copies of licenses submitted by April 30 for Full Time Day Track.  If  your cumulative GPA is less than a 2.0 when the application closes on April 30,    you will not progress in the selection process. If official transcripts are missing by May15, you will not progress in the program.

Submit verification (a copy) of any special current medical licensureEMT Basic, EMT Paramedic, Surgical Tech, or CNA—to your campus of choice (your choice of attendance) by April 30. 

Mail or deliver any verification of licensure to:

Holmes Community College
PN Program: Dr. Christi Blair
620 West Jefferson St.
Kosciusko, MS 39090

Holmes Community College
PN Program: Heather Roberts
412 W. Ridgeland Ave.
Ridgeland, MS 39157

Holmes Community College
PN Program: Heather Rozier
1060 Avent Dr.
Grenada, MS 38901

Send all other documentation to Holmes Community College’s Admissions Office, including high school and college transcripts and ACT scores.

If your PN Application submits successfully, an ACT score or scores that meet the minimum requirement are on file for you. The specific ACT scores that qualify you for the program should appear on the screen when you apply. To view any ACT score(s) that you may submit after your successful application to the program, you may log into My Holmes, click on the Academics/Career-Technical icon, and click “Test Scores” in “My Student Information.”

Notice of class selection will be sent to prospective students via Holmes email.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact the following: 

  • Jessica Leverette (601) 605-3386 Kosciusko and Ridgeland
  • Brenda Dorris (662) 227-2350 Grenada

Check your Holmes email periodically for any updates or notices since you will be contacted exclusively via Holmes email, not hard copy mail.