Mississippi Nursing Schools and Programs

Mississippi's rich culture and charm of the old southern heritage can be found in the state's museums, historical homes, Civil War sites and landmarks. The locals are the epitome of southern hospitality. The heart of the Civil Rights Movement and Mississippi's contributions to food, literature, fine arts and crafts is what makes the state so interesting. Mississippi offers plenty of recreational opportunities, especially along the Biloxi Bay and Biloxi Channel.

Mississippi, a state hit hard by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, provides a variety of educational opportunities for nursing students. People left the area due to crisis and many did not return. Over the last decade Mississippi healthcare has witnessed a number of statewide trends in nursing: loss in nurse educators and a decline in the number of students entering the field. There are plenty of job opportunities for nurses and Mississippi has a plan that focuses on more scholarships, recruiting, and retention. To magnetize Mississippi's nursing programs, the state has implemented incentive programs; special loans, scholarships with post grad work contract, and loan forgiveness programs.

Due to the rapidly expanding and evolving nature of the health care system, careers in nursing are expected to continue to grow significantly each year. Registered nurses are predicted to have a 36% increase in openings through 2012. Mississippi has many nursing programs to choose from which are all very friendly to your specific needs. Four-year colleges and universities offer comprehensive nursing programs; while technical schools and community colleges can help you get specific certifications. In addition, the role of the professional nurse is expanding to include an emphasis on leadership, management, and education. Many programs require students to complete clinical studies, either at the university's public clinic or at area clinics, hospitals, and other resident care centers. This valuable experience will help prepare nursing students and gives them important networking opportunities.

Nurses in hospitals, community health centers, group practices, long term care facilities, and elsewhere in the health care community, are being called upon to lead and manage departments within their organizations. In addition, they are being asked to as become educators, not only for the patients, but for the future nurses of their communities. For those interested in pursuing or advancing a career in the field of nursing, this is an excellent time. Many universities offer weekend, evening, online and campus based programs. Online nursing programs have become increasingly popular over the past several years. They are meant to provide a convenient and flexible option for working registered nurses or other health care professionals. Most schools allow you to complete coursework at your own pace. Browse a wide variety of accredited nursing schools to learn more about the exciting and rewarding career opportunities that await you.

Degree Programs:

Adult Care, Community Health, Family Care, Manager, Nurse Educator, Nursing, Office/Clinic, OR, Otolaryngology, Pain Management, Pharmacology, Surgical, Triage, Vascular Surgery, Wound Care

Largest Cities:

Biloxi, Brookhaven, Columbia, Greenville, Grenada, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Jackson, Laurel, Meridian, Pascagoula, Southaven, Tupelo, Vicksburg, Yazoo City

Additional Resources:

Mississippi Board of Nursing Website

Mississippi Nurses Association

Hospital Directory of Mississippi

Welcome to Mississippi

School Enrollment Type Accredited Online Program Degrees Find Scholarship
Alcorn State University 2,700 Public Yes No Associate, BS/BSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN, Nurse Practitioner find scholarships
Coahoma Community College 2,000 Public No No Associate, LPN, LPN-to-RN find scholarships
Copiah-Lincoln Community College 1,800 Public Yes No Associate find scholarships
East Central Community College 2,300 Public Yes No Associate, LPN, LPN-to-RN find scholarships
Hinds Community College 16,000 Public Yes No Associate, LPN find scholarships
Holmes Community College 3,100 Public Yes No Associate, LPN find scholarships
Itawamba Community College - Fulton Campus 0 Public Yes No Associate, LPN find scholarships
Jones County Junior College 4,400 Public Yes No Associate, LPN find scholarships
Meridian Community College 3,000 Public Yes No Associate, LPN find scholarships
Mississippi College 2,400 Private Yes No BS/BSN, RN-to-BSN find scholarships
Mississippi Delta Community College 2,600 Public Yes No Associate, LPN find scholarships
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College 8,800 Public Yes No Associate, LPN find scholarships
Mississippi University for Women 2,700 Public Yes No Associate, BS/BSN, RN-to-BSN, Nurse Practitioner find scholarships
Northeast Mississippi Community College 3,000 Public Yes No Associate, LPN find scholarships
Northwest Mississippi Community College 5,000 Public Yes No Associate, LPN find scholarships
Pearl River Community College 2,700 Public Yes No Associate, LPN find scholarships
Southwest Mississippi Community College 1,700 Public Yes No Associate, LPN find scholarships
University of Mississippi Medical Center 380 Public Yes No BS/BSN, RN-to-BSN, RN-to-MSN, Nurse Practitioner, PhD (Doctoral) find scholarships
University of Southern Mississippi 12,100 Public Yes No BS/BSN, RN-to-BSN, Nurse Practitioner, PhD (Doctoral) find scholarships
William Carey College 2,300 Public Yes No BS/BSN, RN-to-BSN find scholarships

Online Nursing Programs without Waiting Lists

School Degrees Offered Request Information
American Sentinel University BSN - RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing; MSN - Case Management; MSN - Infection Prevention and Control; MSN - Mgmt. & Organizational Leadership; MSN - Nursing Informatics; MSN - RN to Master of Science in Nursing;
Anna Maria College RN to BSN
Baker College Online Bachelor of Science - Nursing
Benedictine University MS - Nursing
Capella University MSN - Nurse Educator; MSN - Nurse Educator Bridge; PhD - Nursing Education
Chamberlain College of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN); Master of Science in Nursing; RN to BSN to MSN Online Bridge Option
Cleveland State University BSN; MSN
Colorado Christian University B.S. in Nursing (RN-BSN Degree Completion)
Colorado Technical University Online BS - Nursing - (RN to BSN)
Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences RN to BS - Nursing
Gonzaga University MSN - Health Systems Leadership; MSN - Nurse Educator; RN to MSN
Graceland University MSN - Nurse Educator; RN - BSN
Grantham University MS. Nursing - Case Management; MS. Nursing - Nursing Education; MS. Nursing - Nursing Informatics; MS. Nursing - Nursing Mgmt & Org Leadership; RN to MSN Option
Herzing University MS - Nursing Education
Indiana State University LPN to BSN - Nursing
Kaplan University MS - Nurse Administrator; MS - Nurse Educator; MS - Nursing; MSN - Informatics; RN to BS - Nursing; RN to MSN in Nursing
Kent State University RN to BSN
Lewis University MSN - Nursing Administration; MSN - Nursing Education
Liberty University Online BS - Nursing; MS - Nursing - Acute Care
Loyola University New Orleans Online MSN - Bridge Program; MSN - Health Care Systems Management
Miller-Motte College Online B.S. in Nursing (RN to BSN)
National American University RN-to-BSN
Norwich University MSN - Nursing Administration; MSN - Nursing Educator
Philadelphia University M.S. - Midwifery
Post University Online BS - Management for Registered Nurses
Rasmussen College RN to BSN
Sacred Heart University MSN - Clinical Nurse Leader; MSN - Nursing Education; MSN - Patient Care Svcs Admin; RN to BSN; RN to MSN - CNL; RN to MSN - NE; RN to MSN - PCSA
Saint Xavier University MS - Nursing - Clinical Leadership; MSN - Executive Leadership
South University MS - Adult Health Nurse; MS - Nursing; RN to BSN - Bachelor Degree Completion; RN-MSN; RN-MSN - Adult Health Nurse; RN-MSN - Nurse Educator
University of Phoenix MS - Nursing; MSN - Healthcare Education; MSN - Informatics; MSN - Master of Health Administration; MSN/MBA - Health Care Management; PhD - Philosophy in Nursing; RN to BS - Nursing
University of Pittsburgh MS Clinical Nurse Leader
University of Saint Mary RN to BSN
Utica College RN to BS in Nursing
Vanderbilt University MSN - Health Systems Mgmt
Walden University BS Nursing; BSN MSN - Education; BSN MSN - Genearl Track; BSN MSN - Informatics; BSN MSN - Leadership/Management; RN MSN - Education; RN MSN - General Track; RN MSN - Informatics; RN MSN - Leadership/Management
Western Governors University BS - Nursing; MSN - Education; MSN - Education (RN to MSN); MSN - Leadership & Management (RN to MSN); MSN - Leadership and Management