Accelerated B.S.N.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

The requirements for admission to the Accelerated B.S.N. (second degree) program are:

  • Completion of all prerequisite courses with grade of C or higher (30 credits): general psychology (3), developmental psychology (3), anatomy & physiology (8), microbiology (4), chemistry (3), statistics (3), Bible (3), and NUR 250 Transition to Health Care Professions (3).
  • Students with repeats in more than two pre-requisite courses (listed above) will not be considered for progression into upper division clinical level nursing.
  • Successful completion of college core courses based on a degree from an accredited college or university (must have a first undergraduate degree). 
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher. 
  • Completion of the HESI critical thinking exam and electronic submission of the score.

Specific prerequisite competencies and the MC School of Nursing "Transition to Nursing Practice" course (NUR 250) must be met in order to fulfill nursing expectations, and within one calendar year of clinical program start. NUR 250 is available online for ABSN students and priority registration places (Fall or Summer) are given to students the semester PRIOR to expected program start up. ABSN students who do not have a Bible course are required to take either Old Testament or New Testament.

Students interested in pursuing Latin Honors must earn 65 MC credit hours and need to be aware of this when selecting pre-requisite courses, as transfer hours do NOT address this requirement.

Application Deadlines

In order to be considered for enrollment in the ABSN program, students should submit a completed application to the School of Nursing before the following dates.

Enrollment Semester Deadline
Fall February 1
Spring September 1

How to Apply

All applicants are directed to apply via NursingCAS, a centralized application service endorsed by The American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

ABSN applicants are to take the HESI Critical Thinking Exam at a prometrics testing center or pay the requisite fee to take this at MC early in the class semester start up. This is not an entrance exam and the outcome will not afftect your acceptance into the nursing program.

International Transcripts

Please contact the Office of Global Education at Mississippi College if you have any questions about MC or student visa arrangements. World Education Services (WES) transcript verification is a required element of your application with NursingCAS and you will be required to submit WES verification of all international transcripts. All international transcripts must be submitted in English via the World Education Services. Contact the World Education Services and direct them to submit all translated transcripts to NursingCAS.