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  • MSN Admission Information

    Admission criteria

    • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited institution - NLN or CCNE, - which included upper-division theory and clinical practice courses in nursing (RN applicants, who are enrolled in their final semester of baccalaureate nursing program, may be considered); 
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (All grades, including failing grades and grades on repeat courses, are used to calculate preadmission grade point averages.);
    • Satisfactory scores on the GRE, including a score of 3.5 or higher on the analytical section;
    • Eligibility for unrestricted licensure (RN) to practice in Mississippi or one of the compact states (New graduates must successfully complete the NCLEX during the first semester of coursework.);
    • For Acute Care Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner applicants only: One year of critical-care experience as a registered nurse is required.
    • Students accepted in the UMMC program must successfully complete a background check prior to final acceptance into the program. 
    • Students must complete preadmission counseling prior to official acceptance. Students accepted into the MSN program will be contacted for this counseling.

    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

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    If you have questions regarding the admission criteria or your application's status, please call (601) 815-0124 or (601) 984-1084.