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RN-MSN Early-Entry

RN-MSN Early-Entry Application Instructions

Application availability and deadline

For students who began their ADN program in the fall, the application deadline is February 15. For students who began their ADN program in the spring, the application deadline is August 31. New applications are available online beginning July 1 each year. Students are not eligible for the RN-MSN Early-Entry program until after they have completed the first semester of ADN coursework. Students should not apply unless they have met all admission criteria.

How to apply

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.

  • A complete application (select "RN-MSN" as the program of study); 
  • Official test scores and transcripts from all colleges attended, including a transcript for the first semester of ADN coursework, submitted to the Office of Student Records and Registrar;
  • A nonrefundable $25 application fee paid by credit card or by check, made payable to the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
  • After your application has been submitted, the community college will be contacted for a letter of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s potential for graduate study.

To complete the application for admission to the RN-MSN Early-Entry program, the applicant must have completed all first-semester courses in the ADN program.

Additional information for applicants

  • All transcripts become the property of the University of Mississippi Medical Center and cannot be returned to the applicant or forwarded to another school or individual. Transcripts must be sent directly by the school to the Office of Student Records and Registrar.
    • Office of Student Records and Registrar
      University of Mississippi Medical Center
      2500 N. State. St.
      Jackson, MS 39216-4505 
  • Facsimile documents will not be accepted.
  • Transcripts must be submitted to the Office of Student Records and Registrar at the end of each semester until all prerequisite requirements are completed.
  • Report any name, address or phone number change to the Office of Student Records and Registrar.
  • Do not send application materials to the School of Nursing.
  • All grades, including failing grades and grades on repeat courses, are used to calculate preadmission grade point averages.
  • The applicant is responsible for notifying the Office of Student Records and Registrar of all changes to the plan of study.
  • Out-of-state tuition charges apply for all applicants that live outside the state of Mississippi.

For more information

If you have questions regarding the application process, please call (601) 984-1080 or (601) 815-0124.