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  • RN-BSN Dual-Enrollment Admission Information

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    Admission criteria

    The RN-BSN dual-enrollment program is a joint offering of the University of Mississippi School of Nursing and participating community college associate-degree nursing programs, including Hinds Community College and Northwest Mississippi Community College. To be considered for the dual-enrollment program, applicants must meet the following admission criteria:

    • Current enrollment in the ADN program;
    • Submission of a complete RN-BSN dual-enrollment program application;
    • Enhanced ACT score of 21 or above or a previous bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited university;
    • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on all college courses;
    • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on all nursing courses through the first semester of full-time study in the ADN program;
    • Minimum grade of “C” in each prerequisite course;
    • Completion of a minimum of 41 of 62 semester hours of required prerequisite courses for the BSN degree;
    • Completion of all 62 hours of prerequisite courses prior to enrollment in any BSN-level nursing course.

    Students accepted in the UMMC program must successfully complete a background check prior to final acceptance into the program.

    For a list of additional academic policies and regulations, including those pertaining to admission compliance, orientation, registration and examinations, please click here.

    Progression and retention

    If selected to participate in dual enrollment in the RN-BSN program, the student will be granted conditional admission status. This will only occur if all criteria are met, including the completion of all prerequisite courses.

    Upon graduation from the ADN program, the student will be granted regular admission status if the following criteria are met:
    • Student has a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher upon graduation;
    • Student has a grade of “C” or higher in each prerequisite course;
    • New associate-degree graduates must successfully complete the NCLEX-RN exam and be licensed as a registered nurse by the completion of the first semester of coursework in the RN-BSN program.

    For more information

    If you have questions regarding the application process, you may contact the Office of Student Records and Registrar, (601) 984-1080, or the School of Nursing admissions counselor, (601) 815-0124.