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 a grade of C or higher (30 credits): nutrition (3), developmental psychology (3), anatomy & physiology (8), microbiology (4), chemistry (3), statistics (3), Bible (3), and ALH 250 Transition to Health Care Professions (3).
  • Students with repeats in more than two prerequisite 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 3.0 or higher. 
  • Completion of the HESI (A2) Admission Examination (80 with 3 attempts) OR ACT Score of 21 or higher.

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

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 taking the admission exam need to contact the SON office for testing instructions. 

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.