Early entry into the RN-MSN program is offered to associate-degree nursing students through a competitive selection process. To be considered for early entry status, applicants who have completed only the first semester of ADN coursework must meet the following admission criteria:
The GRE score is no longer required for RN-MSN Early-Entry.
Additional academic policies and regulations (including those pertaining to admission compliance, orientation, registration and examinations)
Technical Standards for Admission, Progression and Graduation (Technical Standards) are an integral component of the School of Nursing (SON) at the University of Mississippi Medical Center academic requirements that identify core professional nursing competencies in eight specific domains - critical thinking/cognitive competencies, professional relationships, communication, mobility, motor skills, hearing and visual skills, observation and tactile senses. 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.
The RN-MSN Early Entry Program is a joint offering of the University of Mississippi School of Nursing and participating community college associate-degree nursing programs, including Hinds Community College and Northwest Mississippi Community College.
In order to retain status as an RN-MSN Early Entry student, students must meet the following conditions:
Upon successful completion of the ADN program, students, who meet the additional admission criteria for the RN-MSN program listed below, will be admitted directly into the RN-MSN program.
Report any change of name, address or phone number to the Office of Enrollment Management.
Applicants accepted into the RN-MSN Early Entry program will receive further information on health requirements, program orientation, class schedule, textbooks and other relevant information in the spring semester prior to summer semester enrollment in the RN-MSN program.
Prior to enrollment in the RN-MSN program accepted students must hold current certification in Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with the American Red Cross which includes the required adult, child and infant life support. Not required for students enrolled in the Nursing and Health Care Administrator track.
Mississippi Law requires all health-care workers, including students, to have completed criminal history background checks. All School of Nursing students will be required to successfully clear a criminal history background check, including fingerprinting, prior to final admission to the program. A felony conviction may affect a graduate's eligibility to be licensed or certified.
The State of Mississippi offers several types of assistance to Mississippi residents pursuing a career in the field of nursing. For specific program information and application deadlines, contact State Student Financial Aid at 1-800-327-2980. Ask for the nursing program administrator.