Both the Traditional BSN and Accelerated BSN require a minimum ACT score of 21. (The 2017 Traditional BSN class average was 25, the 2017 Accelerated BSN Jackson class average was 26 and the 2017 Accelerated Oxford class average was 26.) The Traditional BSN program requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. (The 2017 class average was 3.6.) The Accelerated BSN Jackson and Oxford programs require a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. (The 2017 class average for both Jackson and Oxford was 3.6.) Both programs also consider prerequisite GPA. (The 2017 Traditional BSN and Accelerated BSN Oxford class average was 3.7. The 2017 Accelerated BSN Jackson class average was 3.8.) All GPAs are based on a 4.0 scale. ACT scores on transcripts are considered unofficial and will not be accepted.
Admission is very competitive. The School of Nursing usually receives three to four times the number of applicants as there are available slots.
The Traditional BSN program accepts 90 to 100 students. The Accelerated BSN program accepts 30 in Jackson and another 30 in Oxford.
The deadline for the Traditional BSN program is Jan. 15 of the year you plan to start the program. The deadline to apply for the Freshman Early-Entry program is Nov. 1 of your freshman year of college. For the Accelerated BSN program, the application deadline for fall admission to the Oxford campus is Feb. 15 of the year that you plan to begin the program; the deadline for spring admission to the Jackson campus is Sept. 1 of the preceding year.
Students are admitted into the Traditional BSN program one time annually in the summer semester. Admission to the Accelerated BSN program occurs once in the fall for the Oxford program and once in the spring for the Jackson program.
Yes, all applicants are required to submit all ACT scores, with a minimum score of 21. (Freshman Early-Entry applicants must have a minimum ACT score of 24.) Residual ACT scores are accepted. For more information about this, please contact the Office of Student Records and Registrar. Scores on transcripts are considered unofficial and will not be accepted.
There are 62 hours of prerequisites. These can be taken at the college or community college of your choice and usually take at least two years to complete. All prerequisites must be finished prior to starting nursing school. BSN prerequisite requirements
No, all students admitted into the Traditional and Accelerated BSN programs are done so on a full-time status.
The Freshman Early-Entry program provides an entry into the baccalaureate nursing program as a college freshman, rather than as a junior. Freshman Early-Entry students avoid the competitive selection process for admission into the Traditional BSN program following the completion of the pre-nursing curriculum. This program is offered only at Millsaps College, Mississippi State University, Tougaloo College and the University of Mississippi.
In the Metro-Jackson area, the average starting salary is around $21 per hour (about $41,000 annually), excluding shift differentials, weekends and holidays.
Typically, classes for the Traditional and Accelerated BSN programs are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. While the schedule varies from day to day, due to the intensity of the program, students are discouraged from taking on additional work responsibilities while enrolled in this program. In addition to daytime/weekday class and clinical, the Accelerated BSN program often schedules clinical in the evenings and on weekends. The 12-month Accelerated BSN program is very intense and has variable scheduling in order to cover all classroom and clinical activities, making it difficult for the student to have the time or opportunity to work. At the beginning of each semester, students in both the Traditional and the Accelerated BSN program receive a course calendar outlining their schedule for the semester.
Yes, both are available to qualified students who apply. Please visit the UMMC Office of Student Financial Aid website for details on how to apply for financial aid at UMMC.
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