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  • RN-MSN Early Entry Program

    Master of Science in Nursing Degree

    Are you an associate degree nursing student interested in earning a master's degree in nursing administration, education or practice? Would you like to apply early and avoid the competitive selection process?

    If you are currently an ADN student at Hinds Community College or Northwest Mississippi Community College and you answered "yes" to these questions, then the RN-MSN Early-Entry program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing is the right program for you.

    Program description

    The UMMC School of Nursing RN-MSN Early-Entry program provides an entry into the master's nursing program as a first-year ADN student, rather than after graduation. The program provides you opportunities to engage in both professional and personal relationships with UMMC School of Nursing faculty and students immediately upon acceptance into the RN-MSN Early-Entry program.

    Likewise, early-entry students avoid the competitive selection process for admission into the RN-MSN program following the completion of the ADN curriculum. Peace of mind comes with knowing that upon completion of the ADN program, as long as RN-MSN Early-Entry program requirements are maintained, you will have a guaranteed spot in the RN-MSN program.

    The RN-MSN Early-Entry program is a joint offering of the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing and participating community college associate-degree nursing programs. The RN-MSN Early-Entry program is offered with the Hinds Community College and Northwest Mississippi Community College associate-degree nursing programs.

    Note: RN-MSN Early-Entry students are not eligible for the Acute Care Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner track. This particular track requires a minimum of one year of critical-care experience as a registered nurse.

    RN-MSN program description

    The purpose of the RN-MSN program is to provide associate-degree RNs a flexible program of study that will allow them to continue to meet work and other obligations while pursuing graduate education. Graduates of the RN-MSN program will meet the standards and program outcomes for baccalaureate and master's nursing education and receive the Master of Science in Nursing degree.

    RN-MSN course content is spread evenly over seven to nine semesters. This permits students to balance their coursework along with employment and family responsibilities. Likewise, both part-time and full-time plans of study are available. The RN-MSN program offers six master's options, including four nurse practitioner tracks, a nurse educator track and an administrator track — giving you the time, choices and flexibility you need to be the best possible RN.

    The educational programs at the UMMC School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.