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Please note: Only applicants accepted into the program will receive additional information regarding health requirements, program orientation, class schedule, textbooks and other important information.
Students who enroll in the program must hold current certification in Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as Health Provider (American Heart Association or American Red Cross), which includes the required Adult, Child and Infant Life Support. CPR certification classes are available to students who have been accepted to the UMMC nursing programs. For more information, please click here.
Technical Standards for Admission, Progression and Graduation
For the RN-BSN program, you must complete 63 hours of prerequisite coursework. However, many of these prerequisites are classes that you more than likely completed in your associate-degree program. Additional prerequisites may be completed at the college, university or community college of your choice. You may apply for admission when the number of prerequisites courses completed, plus those on the application plan of study, equals 63 semester hours. All prerequisites courses must be completed prior to entering the nursing program.
Please note that there have been changes to the prerequisite courses, and these new and/or revised prerequisites will become effective for students who will be starting the RN-BSN program in the 2014 summer semester. These changes include the following: Nutrition may be used as either a natural science or psychosocial elective, and Intermediate Algebra is no longer acceptable.
Download the RN-BSN Prerequisite Checklist (.pdf)
If you have questions regarding prerequisites or your application's status, please contact the Office of Student Records and Registrar by calling (601) 984-1084.
Applications are accepted beginning July 1 of the year prior to the desired year of enrollment. When applying, all parts to the application, including any supplemental materials, must be received by the deadline. For a complete list of application deadlines, please click here.Applications received less than two weeks prior to the deadline cannot be assured of adequate time for notification of any missing or incomplete documents.
Download the RN-BSN Quick-Start Guide (.pdf)
If you have questions regarding the admission criteria, or if you want to discuss prerequisite courses, please contact the School of Nursing admissions counselor at (601) 815-0124, or you may call the Office of Student Records and Registrar at (601) 984-1084.
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