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Application Deadlines

Please see tables below for application deadlines and information on when programs start.

Bachelor's programs

The Traditional BSN program begins once annually; new students in this program typically begin in late-May. The Accelerated BSN program admits once in the fall for the Oxford campus and once in the spring for the Jackson campus. Oxford students begin in August, and Jackson students begin in January. The RN-BSN program offers continuous enrollment, meaning that students in this program begin in the spring, summer and fall semesters.

SummerFallSpring
Traditional BSN:
January 15
Accelerated BSN Oxford:
February 15
Accelerated BSN Jackson:
September 1
RN-BSN:
February 15
RN-BSN:
May 1
RN-BSN:
October 15

Master's programs

The RN-MSN program for associate-degree RNs admits students one time per year; with a late-May or early-June start date, this program's application deadline is Feb. 15 each year. The MSN and Post-MSN programs have varying application deadlines and start dates. The MSN nurse practitioner tracks only admit new students in August, and the application deadline is March 31. For the online Nurse Educator and Nursing and Health Care Administrator tracks, because they offer continuous enrollment, students may begin in the spring, summer or fall semesters. Post-MSN nurse practitioner applicants should contact the track director to determine the appropriate semester for admission.

Note: MSN nurse practitioner tracks only admit in the Fall semester.  Post-MSN nurse practitioner applicants should email the track director to determine the appropriate semester for admission.

For a list of graduate contacts, please click here.

SummerFallSpring
RN-MSN: all tracks
February 15
MSN all NP tracks,
NED and NHCA:

March 31
MSN NED and NHCA:
October 15
MSN NED and NHCA: 
February 15
Post-MSN NED, NHCA, FNP, ACAGNP and PNP:  
March 31
Post-MSN NED, NHCA and NNP:
October 15 
Post-MSN NED, NHCA, PMHNP, AGPCNP:
February 15
  


Doctoral programs

The DNP program, which begins in August each year, only admits one time annually; the application deadline is March 31 for both post-master's and post-baccalaureate applicants. The PhD in Nursing program admits once annually in the fall. The application deadline is December 15.

Fall
DNP Early-Entry: February 15
Post-baccalaurate DNP: March 31
Post-master's DNP: March 31
PhD in Nursing: December 15

Additional deadlines

  • BSN Freshman Early Entry: November 1
  • RN-MSN Early Entry: February 15
    (for students who began their ADN program in the fall)
  • RN-MSN Early Entry: August 31
    (for students who began their ADN program in the spring)