Traditional BSN Program - Admission Information
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree
*Students accepted in the UMMC program must successfully complete a background check prior to final acceptance into the program.
If you have questions related to prerequisites or the admission criteria, please call the Office of Student Records and Registrar, at (601) 984-1085.
The Traditional BSN program is a "2+2" program. You complete your prerequisites at the college, university or community college of your choice. The prerequisites for the UMMC program typically take students two years to complete.
You may apply for admission when the number of prerequisites courses completed, plus those on the application plan of study, equals 63 semester hours. All required prerequisites courses (63 semester hours) must be completed prior to entering the nursing program.
Download the BSN Prerequisite Checklist (.pdf).
If you have questions regarding prerequisites or your application's status, please contact the Office of Student Records and Registrar by calling (601) 984-1085. Please note: The School of Nursing does not offer individual tours, so if you would like to tour the SON, you will need to come on one of the scheduled tour dates.
Additional Program Information and Requirements
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.
All students are required to successfully complete a criminal history 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.