Requirements

  • Acceptance to Southern Miss and the Southern Mississippi nursing program
  • An enhanced ACT of 21 or above
  • A GPA of at least 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale in non-nursing prerequisite courses and at least a 2.0 in each course
  • Only one required science course may be repeated, one time.
  • All prerequisite courses completed before matriculation into nursing
  • Proof of current CPR certification
  • Proof of physical exam; immunizations (MMR, Tdap, Hepatitis B); varicella vaccine or titer; and TB skin test
  • Proof of criminal background check and/or affidavit
  • Controlled-substances screen
  • Must be in good academic standing at Southern Miss; cannot be on probation, probation continued, or suspension
  • Applicants transferring from another school of nursing must provide a letter from the dean/director of that school stating that s/he is in good standing and eligible for progression in that program.