Department of Associate Nursing
ASN Generic Option
This is an innovative, fast-paced, two-year program 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. There is an optional externship program between the first and second years and 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.
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 ASN Program, 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. All science courses must have been completed within the last six (6) years. 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 ASN Program
The application to the ASN Program is separate from the application to the University. Applicants must submit official transcripts of all colleges attended and an ACT score to the program office by 5:00 PM on June 1. Click on the links below for 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.