Millsaps maintains cooperative agreements with The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) School of Nursing and Vanderbilt University.
Students wishing to participate in the Early Entry Program must meet with the Director of Pre-Health at Millsaps College during the first few weeks of their first semester. The deadline for consideration for Early Entry is November 1. Early Entry status means that the student will be automatically eligible to enroll in the School of Nursing at UMMC upon successful completion of pre-requisite courses. Students wishing to participate in the Entry Program must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 and an ACT score of 25 or higher.
Under this plan, a student completes the prerequisite courses for nursing school and most of the degree requirements for either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in selected disciplines during three years of study at Millsaps College. The student then enrolls in a two-year curriculum at the School of Nursing at UMMC. Upon completion of the requirements for the bachelor of science in nursing, the student may transfer back to Millsaps up to 12 hours of approved nursing courses to satisfy the requirements for a Millsaps degree. At that time, Millsaps College will confer the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science in the appropriate discipline. Thus, students earn a bachelor’s degree from both Millsaps and the University of Mississippi School of Nursing. Students who plan to pursue the 3-2 program in nursing may also be eligible for the Early Entry Program.
The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and Millsaps College have a cooperative agreement by which a student completing a four-year bachelor of science degree at Millsaps College with the appropriate prerequisite courses can enroll in an accelerated two-year program of study leading to the Master of Science in nursing degree in one of many different specialties at Vanderbilt University.
Students may also choose to complete a bachelor’s degree at Millsaps, take the appropriate prerequisite courses, and apply to nursing programs during their senior year at Millsaps.
For further information about any of the nursing programs, contact the Millsaps Director of Pre-Health, Dr. Kurt Thaw, firstname.lastname@example.org.