Military/Veterans' Bachelor of Science in Nursing (VBSN)

Military Veterans are students in the BSN program at Southern Miss

The VBSN Program is a curriculum adapted for former and active-duty service members with training as Army or Air Force medics or Navy corpsmen. It is tailored to each student, and program requirements are based on military medical education and training. While maintaining the highest academic standards, clinical quality, and NCLEX pass rates, the program is designed to shorten the time to degree completion.

Program Highlights

  • Upper-level nursing courses can be completed in as few as 4 semesters after completion of all prerequisites
  • Prerequisites may be taken online at The University of Southern Mississippi and/or Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) with guarantee of course acceptance
  • Out-of-state tuition fees waived
  • Military medical education and training credits awarded after completion of prerequisites
  • Dedicated veteran, academic and student advisors to ensure success

Why Southern Miss

  • Premier military-friendly university with an established and caring Center for Military Veterans, Service Members, and Families
  • Student Veteran Association (SVA) for contact and support
  • Beachfront campus centrally located on the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast
  • Military-friendly area with Air Force and Navy bases and a VA Hospital
  • Lower cost-of-living than many areas in the United States
  • A traditional BSN program is available for those with no medical experience and the online RN-BSN program is available for those nurses with an associates degree (ADN)

Contact us today at or call 228.214.3285.

Grant Information

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UF1HP26983 “Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention – Veterans’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program” for $1,015,611, with 18% financed through nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.