Holmes nursing program ranked #3 in state

Holmes Community College has been ranked the #3 best nursing program in Mississippi by RegisteredNursing.org, a nursing advocacy organization.
Holmes Community College has been ranked the #3 best nursing program in Mississippi by RegisteredNursing.org, a nursing advocacy organization.
Holmes Community College has been ranked the #3 best nursing program in Mississippi by RegisteredNursing.org, a nursing advocacy organization. The mission of RegisteredNursing.org is to help those interested in pursuing a career in registered nursing.

"This is such a great honor to be acknowledged," said Holmes ADN Assistant Director Dr. Alice Austin. "Faculty and students have worked hard over the years to overcome multiple obstacles, so this acknowledgement is quite an honor for Holmes Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program."
Nursing programs were assessed on several factors which represent how well a program supports students towards licensure and beyond. The organization analyzed past and present first time NCLEX-RN pass-rates, weighted by year. To learn more about the methodology used visit https://www.registerednursing.org/rn-ranking-methodology/.

"We have just released our list of 2020 Best RN Programs," said Sally Worthington from RegisteredNursing.org. "On behalf of our team, it is my pleasure to congratulate Holmes Community College's program on being ranked as one of the best in Mississippi. Congratulations to the entire team on this outstanding accomplishment!"

The Holmes Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is a 66-hour program and graduates earn the Associate of Applied Science degree. Holmes offers the ADN program at both the Grenada and Ridgeland campuses. The two-year program is designed to provide educational opportunities to qualified students for a career in nursing. Accredited by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning of Mississippi (www.ihl.state.ms.us) and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), the program responds to the expanding health care needs of the community, and the curriculum includes a balance of general education, nursing theory and laboratory/clinical experience.

“I love the quote, 'When you’re a nurse, you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours,'" said Director of Health Science Programs Ginger Meriwether. "Having seen the ranking by RegisteredNursing.org, I was not surprised that Holmes Community College is ranked number three of all programs across the great state of Mississippi. Our nursing instructors pride themselves in providing a quality of education that is hands down a force to be reckoned with. Students within HCC nursing programs oftentimes state, 'my instructors were tough, but I am so glad.' Holmes nursing is both an economically and educationally sound decision for the student who is looking to begin a career that will be life changing. We have some of the brightest and best instructors in the state, and we would love to talk to you about a career in nursing."

For more information on the Holmes nursing programs, contact Meriwether at (662) 227-2316 or gmeriwether@holmescc.edu.



                                               ###