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Holmes nursing program ranked #3 in state

Holmes Community College has been ranked the #3 best nursing program in Mississippi by, a nursing advocacy organization. The mission of 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

“We have just released our list of 2020 Best RN Programs,” said Sally Worthington from “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 ( 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.

For more information on the Holmes ADN programs, contact Dr. Austin at aaustin@holmescc.eduor (601) 605-3419.


Equal Access/Equal Opportunity

Holmes Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, or age in its educational programs and activities, employment, or admissions. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries and grievances regarding non-discrimination, compliance policies, and procedures for the College: Compliance Officer, (662)472-9429. Written inquiries may be e-mailed to: or sent to: Compliance Office, P.O. Box 369, Goodman, MS 39079.

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