College of Nursing & Speech-Language Pathology
If you are a registered nurse who is interested in a baccalaureate program in nursing, The W's College of Nursing & Speech-Language Pathology has an Advanced Placement Option that is designed just for you. In order to meet the needs of the working registered nurse we have adopted two flexible options:
Partial Distance Option: combination of distance learning and classroom setting. During first semester the student attends class one day every other week ; second and third semesters the student attends class one day every three weeks.
Total Distance Option: All course requirements are communicated via computer based instruction. The student is not required to attend class.
Mississippi University for Women's RN to BSN program was ranked the fourth best hybrid-online and campus-based classroom experience among 700 nationwide programs.
The rankings were produced by RNtoBSN.org, a group of professional nurses, educators, writers and editors committed to furthering nursing education. RNtoBsn.org seeks to connect current and prospective nurses with the resources needed to pursue and obtain their BSN.
Navigating through the admission process
STEP 1: Contact
If you are interested in the BSN Program please contact :
Find out more about our Tupelo Campus.
STEP 2: Admission to the University
Students must first apply for admission into the university. This is done by completing a 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.
Admission to MUW does not guarantee acceptance into the RN/BSN Advanced Placement Option.
STEP 3: Advisement
Once admitted to the university, the student should contact (662) 620-5380 for advisement and updates
STEP 4: Admission to the RN/BSN Advanced Placement Program
Beginning in 2013, classes will begin in the fall only. The application deadline for Fall 2015 is May 1, 2015. Applications will be accepted through August 1 based on space availability.
Suggested Plan of Study - BSN Advanced Placement Option
*RN with ADN, ASN or DIPLOMA, PLUS a minimum of 50 hours of pre-requisites (noted below)
All courses within the program are offered in the designated semester one time each year.
Written & Oral Communication (9 hrs required)
EN 101 English Comp I
EN 102 or EN 300 Advanced Composition
COM 101 Oral Communication
Natural Sciences (with lab, 15 hrs required)
A&P I with Lab
A&P II with Lab*
Human Pathophysiology *
Humanities and Fine Arts (12 hours required)
History Survey (3 hours required)
HIS 101 History of Civilization I
HIS 102 History of Civilization II
HIS 109 History of the United States I
HIS 110 History of the United States II
Literature Survey (3 hours required)
EN 201 Survey of English Literature I
EN 202 Survey of English Literature II
EN 203 Survey of American Literature I
EN 204 Survey of American Literature II
EN 231 Survey of World Literature I
EN 232 Survey of World Literature II
FLF 311 Survey of French Literature I
FLF 312 Survey of French Literature II
FLS 311 Survey of Spanish Literature I
FLS 312 Survey of Spanish Literature II
Fine Arts History / Appreciation (3 hours required)
ART 102 Art Appreciation
Dan 110 Dance Appreciation
MUS 100 Music Appreciation
MUS 105 Introduction to Music Literature
MUS 301 History of Music
MUS 302 History of Music
TH 175 Theatre Appreciation
TH 457 History of the Theatre I
TH 458 History of the Theatre II
*Students are required to take 3 hours in each of the following: History Survey; Literature Survey; and Fine Arts. In addition, Students must take an additional 3 hours in any of the above for a total of 12 hours in Humanities.
Critical Thinking (3 hrs required)
any Philosophy (non-Religion) course
PHL 303 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
PHL 302 Modern Philosophy
Health- Related (3 hrs required)
Quantifying Skills (6 hrs required)
MA 113 College Algebra or above
MA 123 Statistics
Social Science ( 3 hrs required)
Electives (11 hrs required)
Students choose electives totaling 11 hours
* Indicates Nursing pre-requisite course Core = 62 Hours Requirements
Beginning Fall 2014:
NU 360 Introduction to Scholarly Activity for the Professional Nurse
NU 361 Comprehensive Health Assessment Across the Lifespan
NU 362 Introduction to Health Promotion
NU 363 Introduction to Professional Nursing Concepts in Leadership and Management - 3hours
NU 296 Pathophysiology for Nursing (if not already taken)
**0-3 hrs of pre-reqs based on need
NU 459 Theory, Research & Evidenced Based Practice for the Prof. Nurse I
NU 465 Prof. Perspectives: Dimensions of Community Nursing Practice
NU 467 Prof. Perspectives: Leadership & Management in Health Care System
NU 464 Theory, Research & Evidenced Based Practice for the Prof. Nurse II
NU 469 Professional Perspectives: Complex Health Alterations and Threats to Health
NU 471 Advanced Nursing Concepts for the Professional Nurse
The RN/BSN Advanced Placement Option is housed at The W's Tupelo Campus. Mississippi University for Women's Tupelo Campus is in the University of Mississippi Advanced Education Center on the campus of Itawamba Community College.
1918 Briar Ridge Road Tupelo, MS
Dept. of Baccalaureate NursingTammie McCoyChair
Martin Hall Phone: (662) 329-7301
1100 College Street Columbus, MS 39701phone: 662.329.4750 or 877.462.8439