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  • Traditional BSN Program

     Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

    Do you want to become a registered nurse with a bachelor's degree? If so, this is the program for you!

    Congratulations! A career in nursing is an excellent choice. Soon, you will embark on a life-changing journey toward a long and rewarding career, one where you will have the power to make a difference and improve lives one by one. Whether you’re interested in pediatrics, women’s health, adult nursing, intensive care or another area of nursing, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing is the right choice for you.

    UMMC nursing students receive an excellent educational experience on a health science campus. The SON is the state’s only nursing school located on the same campus as the hospitals in which students receive their clinical training. On the UMMC campus, students participate in clinical learning experiences in four major hospitals - Batson Children's Hospital, University Hospital , Wallace Conerly Critical Care Hospital and Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants. Your undergraduate education will prepare you for graduate studies and for a successful nursing career in practice, education or administration in any number of health-care settings.

    UMMC also has the state’s only Level 1 trauma center, as well as the state’s only children’s hospital. You will gain not only the best nursing education in the state, but also a truly unique learning environment and unlimited resources - all at your fingertips!

    Program description

    The School of Nursing has a reputation for offering rigorous graduate and undergraduate nursing education. UMMC students not only participate in hands-on, multidisciplinary clinical training, but also receive classroom instruction that effectively prepares them for successful careers as RNs in a variety of health-care settings.

    The Traditional BSN program involves challenging and rewarding learning experiences that reflect the standards of professional nursing practice and prepare graduates for professional leadership careers in a multitude of health-care environments. The School of Nursing faculty and staff are committed to educational excellence, clinical expertise, scholarship, professional development and community service.

    Upon completion of the program, students graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and take the National Council for Licensure Examination (NCLEX), which grants the registered nurse license. The BSN program prepares students for entrance into graduate study at the master’s-degree level.

    The educational programs at the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

    Program hours

    The Traditional BSN program requires a minimum of 125 semester hours for completion. Students are admitted to the upper-division nursing major after completing a total of 63 semester hours in prerequisite coursework in the social and behavioral sciences, the natural and physical sciences, and the arts and humanities. These lower-division pre-professional courses can be completed at any accredited college or university, including four-year institutions and community colleges.

    All prerequisite coursework must be completed prior to enrollment in the BSN program. Additional information regarding admission requirements and prerequisite courses may be obtained by calling (601) 984-1085 or (601) 815-0124.

    To complete the 62 semester hours of upper-division study, students enroll in the full-time, five-semester plan of study which begins annually in the summer semester.