Department of Associate Nursing
ASN LPN/RN Advanced Placement Option
This is an innovative, fast-paced, nine-month option leading to an Associate of Science in Nursing degree. The Associate of Science in Nursing Program prepares nurses to manage direct care to patients with commonly recurring illnesses in acute and long-term health care facilities. The program of study includes a three-week preceptorship experience immediately prior to graduation. All graduates are eligible to take the licensing exam for registered nurses. Graduates of this program will have the educational foundation to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree through an advanced placement option for registered nurses.
Licensed Practical Nurses who have a current unencumbered Mississippi license are eligible for advanced placement in the Associate of Science in Nursing Program when they have one year's work experience as an LPN in a clinical setting within the last two (2) years and have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite courses, first year non-nursing courses, NU 112 Pharmacology, NU 144 Nursing Transition and NU 145 Nursing Transition Clinical. NU 112, NU 144 and NU 145 are offered during the second term of summer school. Upon completion of these courses the LPN is awarded credit for the freshman courses NU 114, NU 115, NU 116, NU 124, NU 125 and NU 126 (16 credits) in place of NU 144 and NU 145 (5 credits). Sixty-one (61) semester credit hours are required for graduation. At least 30 hours must be earned from MUW.
Since its inception in 1971 with 135 students, the Associate of Science in Nursing Program at Mississippi University for Women has been committed to excellence in nursing education. Over 1,600 graduates are employed as registered nurses in acute and community health care settings throughout the United States.
Navigating through the admissions process
STEP 1: Contact
If you are interested in the LPN/RN Advanced Placement Option, please contact :
STEP 2: Advisement and Admission to the University
For academic advisement information, please call 1-662-329-7311.
Prospective students who plan to take non-nursing courses at other institutions should contact the program chair regarding transfer of credit prior to taking the courses. The Human Anatomy & Physiology and Microbiology courses must include labs. A minimum grade of "C" must be earned in all required courses for the ASN curriculum. Two failures (less than "C") in a required science course will disqualify a student from admission into the ASN Program.
Admission to the University
Students must apply for admission into the University. Students must meet admission requirements to the University before an offer of acceptance to the ASN program is made. This is done by completing an MUW Admission Form, submitting a completed Immunization Form and Health Examination Form and having all transcripts mailed to the Office of Admissions. The following link will provide you with admission information:
STEP 3: Admission to the LPN/RN Advanced Placement Option
The application to the LPN/RN Advanced Placement Option is separate from the application to the University. Applicants must submit official transcripts of all colleges attended, an ACT score, a current unencumbered MS license, and a letter from an employer documenting at least one year's work experience as an LPN to the program office by 5:00 pm on May 15th.
Click on the links below for additional information concerning deadlines, and information concerning admission requirements and the curriculum. New applications will be available starting in December of each year and will be posted to this website or you can contact the ASN office to have one sent to you.