RN to BSN Admission

Students in the School of Nursing

The Belhaven University School of Nursing in nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.

Application Overview and Deadlines

Application for admission to the Nursing Program is a separate process from application to Belhaven University.  However, in order to apply for admission to the nursing program, one must also be admitted to Belhaven.  Students must complete the general education and pre-requisite courses prior to applying for admission to nursing program.

Acceptance of admission to Belhaven University does not guarantee admission to the Nursing program.

Application Materials and Admission Criteria

Admission to the nursing program is a competitive process. Only applicants who submit complete applications are considered for acceptance into the program. It is the responsibility of the student to assure that their admissions files are complete.

An application is considered complete when the student meets the following criteria:

  • Has graduated from a NLNAC/ACEN accredited nursing program at a regionally accredited college or university (which included clinical practice nursing courses);
  • Has submitted a complete application for the RN to BSN by the deadline; for Fall admission, the application deadline is May 1 and for Spring admission, the application deadline is December 1.
  • Has submitted a copy of a current unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in state of residence with no pending legal action;
  • Has submitted a resume to nursing@belhaven.edu, outlining health care interest or experience, campus/community involvement, leadership, employment, etc. by the deadline;
  • Has completed all nursing pre-requisite courses with a minimum of “C” or better in each course and a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 on 4.00 scale; and
  • Has been admitted to Belhaven University.

All of the above components will be evaluated as part of the admission decision.  Completed admission materials can be e-mailed to nursing@belhaven.edu or be mailed to:  Office of the Dean of Nursing, Belhaven University, 1500 Peachtree Street, Campus Box 313, Jackson, MS 39202.

Prior to enrollment in the Belhaven University School of Nursing, students must comply with Mississippi legislative statutes and regulations regarding criminal background checks and fingerprinting. Documentation of current urine or serum drug screen will also be required. In addition, enrolled students must show evidence of compliance with health and immunization requirements, personal health insurance, malpractice liability insurance, and certification in BLS (Basic Life Support) for healthcare providers. Students who are admitted to the RN-BSN program will receive detailed information on all of these processes in their admission packet.

Tuition Information

Current tuition for all undergraduate courses is $395 per credit hour. If you need additional courses in addition to the RN-BSN program requirements, your tuition rate will be the same.
Mississippi RNs will receive a 20% discount on all undergraduate courses; therefore, with the scholarship, MS RNs tuition rate will be $316 per credit hour.