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  • RN-MSN Admission Information

    Admission criteria

    • An associate degree or diploma in nursing from an accredited institution - NLNAC or CCNE - which includes clinical practice courses in nursing;
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (All grades, including failing grades and grades on repeat courses, are used to calculate preadmission grade point averages.);
    • Minimum score of 3.5 on the analytical portion of the GRE;
    • Completion of all prerequisite courses from an accredited college or university by the time the nursing program begins in the summer semester, with a minimum “C” grade in each course;
    • Eligibility for unrestricted licensure (RN) to practice in Mississippi or one of the compact states (New graduates must successfully complete the NCLEX during the first semester of coursework.);
    • For Acute Care Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner applicants only: One year of critical-care experience as a registered nurse is required.
    • Students accepted in the UMMC program must successfully complete a background check prior to final acceptance into the program. 
    • Students must complete preadmission counseling prior to official acceptance. Students accepted into the RN-MSN program will be contacted for this counseling.
    Please note that the admission requirements for the RN-MSN Early-Entry program are separate from the RN-MSN program. For a list of admission requirements for the RN-MSN Early-Entry program, please click here.

    Prior to enrollment in the RN-MSN program, accepted students must hold current certification in Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in either the Professional Rescuer (American Red Cross) or the Health Provider (American Heart Association), which includes the 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 hereNot required for students enrolled in the Nursing and Health Care Administrator track.


    Prerequisites

    For the RN-MSN 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. 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-MSN program in the 2014 semester.

    Download the RN-MSN Prerequisite Checklist (.pdf)

    If you have questions regarding prerequisites or if you have questions concerning your application's status, please call (601) 984-1084 or (601) 815-0124.

    How to apply

    Applications are accepted beginning July 1 of the year prior to the desired year of enrollment. The deadline date for applications to be complete and in the Office of Student Records and Registrar is Feb. 15 for the class entering annually in the summer semester. When applying, all parts to the application, including any supplemental materials, must be received by the deadline. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status in March.

    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-MSN Quick Start Guide (.pdf)
    This document includes information about prerequisites and the application process.

    Admission to the RN-MSN program is based on evaluation of the following data by the Graduate Admissions Progression Committee:

    • A complete application;
    • Official transcripts from all colleges attended, submitted to the Office of Student Records and Registrar;
    • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score—analytical only. The Registrar’s office requires a paper copy of the test results, and scores take several weeks to be received from the Educational Testing Service;
    • A nonrefundable $25 application fee paid by credit card or by check, made payable to the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

    Additional information for applicants

    •  All transcripts become the property of the University of Mississippi Medical Center and cannot be returned to the applicant or forwarded to another school or individual. Transcripts must be sent directly by the school to the Office of Student Records and Registrar.
      • The University of Mississippi Medical Center 
        Office of Student Records and Registrar
        2500 N. State St.
        Jackson, MS 39216-4505
    • Facsimile documents will not be accepted.
    • Transcripts must be submitted to the Office of Student Records and Registrar at the end of each semester until all prerequisite requirements are completed.
    • Report any name, address or phone number change to the Office of Student Records and Registrar.
    • Do not send application materials to the School of Nursing.
    • All grades, including failing grades and grades on repeat courses, are used to calculate preadmission grade point averages.
    • The applicant is responsible for notifying the Office of Student Records and Registrar of all changes to the plan of study.
    • Out-of-state tuition charges apply for all applicants that live outside the state of Mississippi.

    For more information

    If you have questions regarding the admission criteria, the prerequisite courses or your application's status, please call (601) 984-1084 or (601) 815-0124.