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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, including Hinds Community College and Northwest Mississippi Community College.
Early entry into the RN-MSN program is offered to associate-degree nursing students through a competitive selection process. To be considered for early-entry status, applicants, who have completed only the first semester of ADN coursework at either Hinds Community College or Northwest Mississippi Community College, must meet the following admission criteria:
Please note: Applicants accepted into the RN-MSN Early-Entry program will receive further information on health requirements, program orientation, class schedule, textbooks and other relevant information in the semester prior to beginning the RN-MSN program.
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 here. Not required for students enrolled in the Nursing and Health Care Administrator track.
Technical Standards for Admission, Progression and Graduation
The deadline to apply to the RN-MSN Early-Entry program is February 15 for students who began their ADN program in the fall and August 31 for ADN students who began their ADN program in the spring. The School of Nursing will send applicants the RN-MSN Early-Entry program application instructions. When applying, all parts to the application, including any supplemental materials, must be received by the deadline.
To complete the application for admission to the UMMC School of Nursing RN-MSN Early-Entry program, the applicant must have completed all first-semester courses in the ADN program.
In order to retain status as an RN-MSN Early-Entry student, students must meet the following conditions:
Upon successful completion of the ADN program, students, who meet the additional admission criteria for the RN-MSN program listed below, will be admitted directly into the RN-MSN program.
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.
If you have questions regarding the application process, please call (601) 984-1084 or (601) 815-0124.
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