The number of students admitted to the nursing major is determined by the administration of the School of Nursing, and may vary depending on the number of qualified applicants and School of Nursing resources.
- The application process is competitive and higher weight is given to students who have taken course work at Mississippi College or other institutions of a similar academic caliber.
Transfer students are welcome to apply and are able to complete prerequisite courses at Mississippi College or through the online learning platform*.
All nursing prerequisite courses must be completed before admission to the nursing major. The clinical nursing sequence can be started with no more than 12 hours of core courses remaining. Remaining core courses can be scheduled in the summer. Except in special cases, core courses may not be taken with the clinical nursing courses. All core courses must be completed before the student enters their final semester of courses leading to graduation.
- Students who have completed all prerequisites elsewhere should make an appointment to speak with an advisor.
* A maximum of 65 hours of work may be transferred from a junior or community college. A minimum of 12 semester hours must be taken at Mississippi College in the student’s major field and 6 hours in the minor; but not more than 45 semester hours may be transferred for credit towards a bachelor’s degree on a major in any department. To avoid any loss of academic credit, it is advisable to first check with a Mississippi College School of Nursing advisor before taking courses at another institution; however, final decision regarding transfer of credit is determined by the Office of the Registrar.