RN-BSN Program


Application Deadlines:

  • Spring Semester (Application Deadline: September 1)
  • Summer Semester (Application Deadline: February 1)
  • Fall Semester (Application Deadline: February 1)

Admission Requirements:

  • Admitted to Southern Miss as an undergraduate student
  • Must be in good academic standing at Southern Miss, i.e., cannot be on probation, probation continued or suspension
  • Graduated from an associate degree program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
  • Earned at least a 'C' in each prerequisite course.
  • Earned at least a 'C' in each nursing course from the associate degree in nursing program or diploma program.
  • May only repeat/retake one required science prerequisite course one time
  • May only repeat/retake one associate degree/diploma nursing course one time
  • Successfully completed all prerequisite courses before beginning courses in the RN-BSN Program
  • At the time of application, approximately 75% of the required prerequisite courses, including 3 of the 5 prerequisite science courses must be completed
  • Professional: Current unrestricted Mississippi RN license*; current CPR certification*; Criminal Background Check and/or affidavit

Prospective students should contact RN-BSN advisor for transcript evaluation before applying for admission into the RN-BSN Program.

Once accepted into the program, provides a written copy of the following health and professional-related information to the College of Nursing:

  • Health: Physical examination (Southern Miss Form); current TB test* and immunizations (MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis B, Tdap)
  • Once admitted, a controlled drug screen will be required. Negative results will enable the student to progress in the nursing program

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