• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1001 (WUR) West Hattiesburg, MS, United States
The bachelor of science in Nursing (BSN) degree prepares you for a career as a registered nurse. The curriculum at the University of Southern Mississippi is based upon courses in the liberal arts and sciences and culminates in upper-division nursing courses during the last two years of study.
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Overview

Early admission to the bachelor of science in Nursing program allows students who meet specific criteria and choose The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) as freshmen to know that they will be admitted to the BSN program when they complete nursing prerequisite courses, as long as they maintain eligibility for early admission.  Students apply to this program during their senior year of high school.  The students admitted to the BSN program through this option are referred to as Dean’s Scholars. 

What Will I Learn?

Once accepted into the nursing program, the last two years of study includes both coursework and clinical practice.

Students learn about professionalism, ethics, legal issues, research, and leadership. In addition, students demonstrate competence in assessment skills and the nursing care of patient populations across the lifespan in various healthcare and community settings.

Students practice what they are learning in the classroom during simulation experiences with high-fidelity mannequins in the state of the art simulation lab on campus and work with patients in healthcare settings.

Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    128 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pathophysiology 
  • Clinical Nursing Practice 
  • Health Promotion and Assessment
  • Health Promotion and Assessment Lab 
  • Professional Nursing Concepts 
  • Chronic Conditions Across the Lifespan 
  • Chronic Conditions Across the Lifespan Lab 
  • Nursing Pharmacology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Recommended score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Freshman applicants should submit the following:

  • USM Application or Common Application
  • $40 application fee
  • Copies of high school transcripts and/or school leaving examination results
  • Proof of English proficiency (see English Proficiency section for acceptable tests and waiver options)
  • Optional: SAT or ACT (required for Freshman Merit Scholarship consideration) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10896 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10896 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    10896 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10896 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8896 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8896 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for West Hattiesburg

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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