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  • Accelerated BSN Admission Information

    Admission criteria

    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (You must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university by the Jan. 15 application deadline to be considered for this program);
    • Minimum cumulative overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;
    • Minimum ACT score of 21;
    • Completion of all prerequisite courses from an accredited college or university by the time the nursing program begins in the summer semester, with a minimum "C" grade in each course;
    • Students accepted in the UMMC program must successfully complete a background check prior to final acceptance into the program. The background check, including fingerprinting, will be conducted by the UMMC Department of Human Resources prior to program orientation. Also, please note in advance that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's eligibility to be licensed or certified.

    Please note: Only applicants accepted into the program will receive additional information regarding health requirements, program orientation, class schedule, textbooks and other important information.

    Students who enroll in the program must hold current certification in Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as Health Provider (American Heart Association or American Red Cross), which includes the required Adult, Child and Infant Life Support. CPR certification classes are available to students who have been accepted to the UMMC nursing programs. For more information, please click here.

    Technical Standards for Admission, Progression and Graduation


    For the Accelerated BSN program, you must complete 63 hours of prerequisite coursework. However, many of these prerequisites are classes that you more than likely completed in your bachelor's program. Additional prerequisites may be completed at the college, university or community college of your choice. Please note that there have been changes to the prerequisite courses, and these new and/or revised prerequisites will become effective for students who will be starting the Traditional or Accelerated BSN program in the 2014 summer semester.

    Download the BSN Prerequisite Checklist (.pdf)

    If you have questions regarding prerequisites or your application's status, please call (601) 984-1085 or (601) 815-0124.

    How to apply

    Applications are accepted beginning July 1 of the year prior to the desired year of enrollment. The deadline date for applications to be complete and in the Office of Student Records and Registrar is Jan. 15 for the class entering annually in the summer semester. When applying, all parts to the application, including any supplemental materials, must be received by the deadline. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status in March.

    Applications received less than two weeks prior to the Jan. 15 deadline cannot be assured of adequate time for notification of any missing or incomplete documents. Please note: If you would like to be considered for both the Accelerated BSN program, as well as the Traditional BSN program, you must submit two separate applications. However, you need only to submit one set of transcripts, test scores and application fees.

    Download the BSN Quick-Start Guide (.pdf)

    • complete application;
    • A nonrefundable $25 application fee paid by credit card or by check, made payable to the University of Mississippi Medical Center;
    • Official ACT scores and transcripts from all colleges attended, including the fall semester, submitted to the Office of Student Records and Registrar.

    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.
      • The University of Mississippi Medical Center
        Office of Student Records and Registrar
        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 admission criteria, the prerequisite courses or your application's status, please call (601) 984-1085 or (601) 815-0124.