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  • Letter from the Director

    Welcome! Thank you for your interest in the University of Mississippi School of Nursing. We are excited to welcome you on behalf of the Office of Student Affairs. In the Office of Student Affairs, it is our mission to address your non-academic needs to insure you are in the best position for academic success.

    We are here to assist you with the application process. The Office of Student Affairs oversees the recruitment of new students into the School of Nursing programs at the Medical Center. Our senior student recruiter will inform you about the different program options available to you, and our admissions counselor can help answer specific questions about program requirements and prerequisites.

    The Office of Student Affairs also can help coordinate financial aid and scholarships and work with the financial aid and student accounting offices. Through the publication of the student handbook, the Office of Student Affairs acts to inform you about your rights and responsibilities as a student. Student Affairs is also active in promoting events related to student development, and we serve as a clearinghouse of information about programs and services that can address any needs that may arise as you pursue your nursing degree. Simply put, we are here to help.

    The Office of Student Affairs works closely with student leaders, such as class officers and student ambassadors, to provide students with opportunities to be involved in community service efforts, to enjoy much-needed social activities and to promote the School of Nursing and the profession of nursing. The Office of Student Affairs provides students with career development support and opportunities for networking through events like our Ignite Career Fair and professionalism workshops.

    Finally, the Office of Student Affairs directs, promotes and tracks student service learning. All School of Nursing students are required to complete 8 hours of pre-approved service-learning activities each academic year. Service-learning opportunities support academic learning by promoting learning outcomes related to understanding and eliminating health disparities, understanding diversity and advancing professional values and skills practice. Through School of Nursing service learning, students have the opportunity to learn about the needs of their community firsthand and are empowered as citizens and professionals to serve in addressing those needs.

    In the Office of Student Affairs, it is our privilege to serve you as you pursue your educational goals. We hope you will contact us if we may be of service.

    Sincerely,
    Tammy Dempsey, MSW, GSW, M.A.C.E.
    Director of Student Affairs and Service Learning
    School of Nursing
    University of Mississippi Medical Center