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National ACT Testing Update

For the 2022 Spring Two-Year Program, national ACT's taken Septermber 1, 2016 or later on file with the JSCC Admissions can be used for nursing admission.  These upcoming national ACT dates meet the Spring 2022 nursing application deadline:

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Fee Required
June 12, 2021 May 7 May 21
July 17, 2021 June 18 June 25
September 11, 2021 August 6 August 20

For the 2022 Summer LPN to RN Career Mobility Track Program, national ACTs taken February 1, 2017 or later on file with the JSCC Admissions Office can be used for admission.   These upcoming national ACT dates meet the Summer 2022 LPN to RN Mobility Track nursing application deadline are listed below.  

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Fee Required
April 17, 2021 March 21 March 26
June 12, 2021 May 7 May 21
July 17, 2021 June 18 June 25
September 2021 August 6 August 20
October 23, 2021 September 18 October 1
December 11, 2021 November 5 November 19                                           

The Summer 2022 LPN to RN program will also accept national ACT scores from February 2022 as well.  Exact dates will be posted when they become available.

The Nursing Program prepares a graduate to meet the educational requirements for the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN), and to begin nursing practice in structured health-care settings such as hospitals, clinics and extended-care facilities. Nursing is a dynamic, applied discipline in which caring for the biological, psychological, sociocultural, spiritual, and developmental needs of others is paramount. As a generalist, the graduate is prepared to function effectively as a provider and manager of care, collaborate with other members of the health care team, and adhere to legal and ethical standards of the profession.

This program utilizes continuous quality improvement methods and strives to meet the needs of its constituent groups. Expert faculty remain current in the field by practicing clinically as “real nurses.” Course experiences continually evolve to reflect the rapid changes in health care. Students practice in varied clinical environments such as area hospitals, clinics and extended care facilities to develop a broad knowledge and skill base.

nursing class in lab

Graduates of the Jackson State program excel in competency measures such as success on the initial attempt of the licensure exam (NCLEX-RN), job placement and job performance. Graduate and employer satisfaction is measured annually. The Program is fully approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (3343 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30326. Phone (404) 975-5000).

You must be formally admitted into the program before you can begin taking any nursing course.  A minimum of sixty-five credits are required for the degree; the curriculum includes arts, science and nursing courses. All nursing courses include application principles to prepare graduates for an ever-changing health care system. Nursing laboratory and clinical experiences provide opportunities for “hands on” practice, skill development, and competency demonstration. Each hour of nursing theory generates one credit hour, and three hours of nursing lab or clinical generates one credit hour.

Articulation with area baccalaureate (BSN) programs exists and offers opportunities for continued professional development.

Accreditation and professional certification standards, limited clinical and classroom space, faculty availability, and a concern for appropriate student progress influence the selective admissions process to all Tennessee Board of Regents nursing programs. Students must meet the admission criteria, be reviewed and accepted for admission, and make satisfactory progress to be continued in the nursing program. In the employment of these criteria in the review of applicants, Jackson State is aware of the institutional goal of maintaining appropriate student diversity in its acceptance pool.

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Nursing Division Office
Jim Moss Center for Nursing 
Phone (731) 425-2622
Fax (731) 425-9575

Faculty Profile: Stephanie Zeto

Stephanie Zeto

Academic Interests/Specialties:

  • Nursing

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