Students interested in entering the nursing program must first apply to and be accepted by Mississippi College. Applications for the School of Nursing are distributed by the School of Nursing office mid-semester fall and spring. The deadline for application to the School of Nursing is February 1 for fall admission and September 1 for the spring semester admission.
The Admissions and Progression Committee of the School of Nursing meets after those dates and admits the class for the following semester. Each application is evaluated individually with respect to the applicant's potential for success in the nursing major. Special consideration is given to each student's Mississippi College grade point average, total number of hours taken at Mississippi College, overall grade point average, nursing prerequisite courses grade point average, ACT/SAT score (if available), and scores on standardized admission tests (or equivalent).
Students who applied and were not admitted in one semester may submit a written request to be considered and re-evaluated with the next semester's applicants. No waiting list is maintained.
Students who are issued with a conditional offer are required to first successfully meet the criteria for acceptable criminal background check drug screen, health clearance, and other entry requirements essential for entry into clinical placement experiences.
This information is provided to answer some of the commonly asked questions about the Mississippi College nursing program. It is not binding and does not replace the catalog or academic advising. If you are interested in pursuing a BSN degree at Mississippi College, please contact the School of Nursing for an appointment.