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University of Mississippi Medical Center - Bachelor of Science in Nursing Programs

 

Millsaps College offers pre-nursing in cooperation with University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMC) School of Nursing:

3 + 2 Early Entry Program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Complete nearly all of the requirements for a Millsaps degree in three years (three academic years plus two summers), then enter UMC School of Nursing for a two-year program leading to the BSN degree. Upon completion of the BSN, up to 12 hours of selected nursing school courses may be transferred back to Millsaps to fulfill the requirement for the BS or BA degree at Millsaps.

Students wishing to be considered for the 3 + 2 early entry program at UMC must identify themselves to the Director of Nursing Programs at Millsaps early in the first semester of the freshman year. These students will complete all or nearly all of the courses required for a degree at Millsaps, and the prerequisite courses for the UMC nursing program in three years, then transfer to UMC School of Nursing to complete two years of study toward the BSN. Up to 12 hours of approved nursing school courses may be transferred back to Millsaps to complete the Bachelor's degree. At the end of the program, the student will have earned a Bachelor's degree from Millsaps and a BSN from UMC.

Students may also complete a 4-year Bachelor's degree from Millsaps and apply to the UMC nursing program through the standard procedure set forth in the UMC Bulletin (PDF).

Prerequisite Course Requirements - UMC Prerequisite and Millsaps Equivalent

Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Science courses taken more than 10 years ago will not be accepted for transfer credit.

Chemistry I : CHEM 1211 + 1213
Chemistry II or Biology Elective: CHEM 1221 + 1223 or upper level biology with lab
Microbiology: BIOL 3500
Human Anatomy and Physiology: BIOL 3410 + BIOL 3420
College Algebra or Higher Level Math: MATH 1130 or higher
Introduction to Computer Use: CSCI 1000
Statistics: MATH 1150 or SOAN 2100

Psychosocial Sciences
A minimum of six courses, 18 semester hours.

General Psychology: PSYC 1000
Introductory Sociology: SOAN 1000
The Family: SOAN 2130
Human Growth and Development Throughout the Life Cycle: IDST 1610 or PSYC 3070 + 3150
Nutrition (3 semester hours): No Millsaps equivalent. *

* UMC will accept Nutrition credit from a community college or from the Mississippi Virtual College, which offers an on-line course.

Suggested Electives:

Abnormal Psychology
Anthropology
Economics
Geography
History
Political Science
Social Problems

Humanities and Fine Arts
A minimum of six courses, 18 semester hours

UMC Prerequisite and Millsaps Equivalent

English Composition (6 semester hours): IDST 1000 + Core 2-5
Speech (3 semester hours): SPCH 1000
Fine Arts (a minimum of 3 semester hours): Millsaps Core

Suggested Electives:

Art
Drama
Foreign Languages
History
Literature
Music
Philosophy
Survey of Religion

NOTE: Credit by exam (excluding science course with labs) is accepted if credit is posted on the official college/university transcript. ACT scores are accepted if they are posted on the official college/university transcript.

Please note that several of the required courses for UMC have prerequisite courses at Millsaps:

PSYC 3150 and 3070 both require completion of PSYC 1000 prior to enrollment.
BIOL 3410 and 3420 require BIOL 1000/1003 plus BIOL 1021/1213.
BIOL 3500 requires BIOL 1000/1003 plus BIOL 1011/1013; Chemistry is recommended.

Contact prehealth@millsaps.edu for more information.