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Traditional BSN Program

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

Congratulations! A career in nursing is an excellent choice. Soon, you will embark on a life-changing journey toward a long and rewarding career, where you will have the power to make a difference and improve lives individually. Whether you are interested in pediatrics, women's health, adult nursing, intensive care or another area of nursing, the nationally ranked University of Mississippi School of Nursing Traditional BSN program housed in both Jackson and Oxford is the right choice for you.

Seven decades of nursing excellence

Mississippi's first nursing school, the University of Mississippi School of Nursing, has prepared thousands of nurses for the workforce and provided the state with its most preeminent nursing leaders. In addition to this legacy of excellence, UMMC nursing students receive an unprecedented educational experience on an academic health science campus.  In Jackson, School of Nursing students receive an excellent educational experience on an academic health science campus, home to four major hospitals - University Hospital, Children's of Mississippi, Wallace Conerly Critical Care Hospital and Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants. In Oxford, students can continue their education at the state's flagship institution and access innumerable Ole Miss student resources - all while receiving the first-rate education that the University of Mississippi School of Nursing is best known for providing.

The School of Nursing is known for offering rigorous graduate and undergraduate nursing education. UMMC students not only participate in hands-on, multidisciplinary clinical training but also receive classroom instruction that effectively prepares them for successful careers as RNs in various health care settings. Upon completing the program, students graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX ®), which grants the registered nurse license.

Certification and Licensure

The University of Mississippi School of Nursing's Traditional BSN program, a program leading to licensure, satisfies the requirements set forth by the governing body in the State of Mississippi. Completing the Traditional BSN program also qualifies graduates to take the NCLEX-RN/National Council of State Boards of Nursing Examination. Please be advised that requirements for nursing licensure vary from state to state. The Traditional BSN program has not made a determination on whether the degree meets the licensing requirements of states, territories or entities outside of Mississippi. If you are located (presently living) outside of the state of Mississippi and are interested in the program, please contact immediately and UMMC will make every effort to make a determination of whether it meets licensure requirements for the state in which you are located.

Additionally, Mississippi is a Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC) state. The Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC) is an agreement between states that allows nurses to have one license but the ability to practice in other states that are part of the agreement. However, be advised that ultimately reciprocity of a Mississippi nursing or advanced practice nursing license is determined by individual states and entities. For more information related to how nursing reciprocity works, please visit