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National ACT Testing Update

For the 2021 Fall 2021 Two-Year Traditional Program, national ACT's taken March 1, 2016 or later on file with the JSCC Admissions can be used for nursing admission.  These upcoming national ACT dates meet the Fall 2021 nursing application deadline:

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Fee Required
October 10, 2020  September 25 No late fees
 October 17, 2020    
 October 24, 2020    
 October 25, 2020 (Sunday)    
 December 12, 2020   November 6   Nov 7 - Nov 20
 February 6, 2021   January 8  Jan 9 - Jan 15                                                           

For the 2021 Summer LPN to RN Career Mobility Track Program, national ACTs taken February 1, 2016 or later on file with the JSCC Admissions Office can be used for admission.   These upcoming national ACT dates meet the Summer 2021 LPN to RN Mobility Track nursing application deadline: 

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Fee Required
October 10, 2020 September 25 No late fees
October 17, 2020    
October 24, 2020    
October 25, 2020 (Sunday)    
December 12, 2020 November 6 Nov 7 - Nov 20
February 6, 2021 January 8   Jan 9 - Jan 15                                                 

(JSCC Nursing will use the February 6 national ACT.  Be sure to submit your application by February 1, 2021.)

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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Graduate Competencies


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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