Nursing Education and Instruction Certificate

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Admission Information

Admission criteria

Admission to the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program is based on an evaluation of the following data by the Graduate Admission and Progression Committee:

  • Baccalaureate degree or higher in nursing from an accredited institution (ACEN - formerly NLNAC or CCNE) - which included upper-division theory and clinical practice courses in nursing; Note: Applicants who are enrolled in the final semester of a baccalaureate nursing program may be considered.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; if not met, then a cumulative nursing GPA of 3.0 may be considered.
  • Evidence of current unrestricted licensure (RN) to practice in the United States and eligibility for licensure in Mississippi and/or privilege to practice in a state in which the student may have clinical practice;
  • Graduates of foreign schools whose academic language is not English: The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam is required to demonstrate competence in written and spoken English;
  • If an applicant has been dismissed from any nursing program, one year must pass from date of dismissal to date of eligibility into any UMMC School of Nursing program.

Technical Standards for Admission, Progression and Graduation (Technical Standards) are an integral component of the School of Nursing at the University of Mississippi Medical Center academic requirements that identify core professional nursing communities in eight specific domains - critical thinking/cognitive competencies, professional relationships, communication, mobility, motor skills, hearing and visual skills, observation and tactile sense. Nursing students must meet all the requirements of the Technical Standards, with or without reasonable accommodations, in order to successfully progress through and graduate from their respective curricula.

Additional academic policies and regulations (including those pertaining to admission compliance, orientation, registration and examinations)