MECP Applicants



The next entry term Jacksonville University will consider Officer Commissioning:

We are no longer considering applicants for MECP AY23 (fall 2024).*


The Keigwin School of Nursing supports two highly-regarded, competitive programs for active duty military students who want to be Navy Nurse Corps officers AND obtain their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree: Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program (MECP) and the Seaman to Admiral-21 (STA-21).

For answers to common application questions, please download the Navy's Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program - Frequently Asked Questions.



Minimum Qualification

To apply:

  • Minimum of 30 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution**
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale

To begin the program:

  • Pre-requisite courses completed with a 'C' or higher from a regionally accredited institution**
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology I with lab taken within the last 10 years (4 credits)
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology II with lab taken within the last 10 years (4 credits)
    • General Chemistry with lab (4 credits)
    • Microbiology with lab (4 credits)
    • Nutrition (3 credits)
    • Human Growth & Development (3 credits)
    • Statistics (3 credits)

**You may apply with outstanding credit hours or pre-requisites. However, they must be completed by the first day of class.

These are our minimum qualifications. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the program.


Your application must include the following components in order to be considered:

  • Submit an undergraduate application online. Link below.
    • Applicants with an associate's degree should apply as a Transfer.
    • Applicants with a bachelor's degree should apply as a Second Degree Undergraduate.
  • Unofficial transcripts from all previously attended institutions. A separate transcript is required for each institution. Transcripts can be uploaded to your application after the online form is submitted.
  • Proof of current or future enrollment in any outstanding pre-requisites. They must be taken at a regionally accredited institution and scheduled to finish before the program starts.
  • Short-answer writing sample. You must answer all three prompts. There is a 200-word limit for each prompt. This component is found within the online application. You will not receive a separate link.
  • One-way recorded virtual interview. This can be done from anywhere! The questions will be presented to you at the time of recording. You will have 10 minutes to respond to five questions. This component is found within the online application. You will not receive a separate link.
  • TEAS IPP Report. No minimum score is required. Applicants have the option to complete the exam online, proctored by ATI. Scores can be uploaded to your application after the online form is submitted. To download a copy of your IPP report, please refer to these How To instructions. 

*Important note regarding the MECP timeline: Applicants must apply one year in advance of the semester they intend to begin the program in order to align themselves with the Enlisted Commissioning package deadline (early fall 2023). Aligning yourself with the Fall application deadlines will ensure that you will be able to receive the necessary paperwork an Enlisted Commissioning package requires, such a degree plan and transfer equivalency report (TER). Package materials will be made available to students accepted to the Traditional BSN by early-June. 


Applications are evaluated on the following five components:

  1. Cumulative GPA
  2. Pre-requisite GPA
  3. Writing sample
  4. Virtual interview
  5. TEAS score


This program is ‘lock-step.' A lock-step program requires all students to complete a set curriculum in a specified sequence. This also requires that students successfully complete each course in order to progress. Because of this, the program cannot be completed in less than 28 months. Students are expected to attend on-campus classes four days a week and clinicals one day a week. This program does not offer weekend, evening, or online classes. MECP applicants may use winter and summers to complete their University Core (AA degree) if approved in their individual degree plans.

Traditional BSN Progression Plan


Shamus Hulihan

Veteran & Undergraduate Admissions - Transfer Admissions
Email address

Mike Mitchell

Director of the Veterans and Military Resource Center
Email address

Helpful Links

Frequently Asked Questions

TEAS Online Test - Information and Registration

How to Access your TEAS Individual Performance Profile (IPP) Report

Veterans and Military Resource Center

Office of the Registrar - Joint Service Transcript Help