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  • Welcome to the School of Nursing

    Welcome to the School of Nursing at the University of Mississippi Medical Center's website.

    We are committed to producing leaders who are capable of shaping the future of health and health care. Regardless of the program you choose, I believe that you will find the School of Nursing at the University of Mississippi Medical Center to be an outstanding place to learn. Our focus on education, practice, research and service helps us provide unique and rich experiences.

    Dr. Kim Hoover
    Dr. Kim Hoover

    Our faculty members are nationally recognized experts and can prepare you to practice in a rapidly changing health-care environment. Our dedicated staff works with faculty to ensure your success.

    The School of Nursing was founded in 1948 and offered the first baccalaureate program in the state. Since that time, thousands of graduates have cared for the people of Mississippi in health-care organizations and at home. We also initiated the state's first master's program in nursing in 1970 and its first collaborative doctoral program in 1998. A quick look around the website will show how much we've grown since these accomplishments. All of our programs are nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

    Urban and rural clinics, including school based, primary care and mobile clinics, provide experiences that prepare our graduates to deliver care from acute-care to community settings. Our simulation labs and virtual learning space house the latest learning technology to ensure the success of our students. Faculty and staff are experts in the use of these technologies and create learning opportunities that fully prepare graduates to be the best in their areas of preparation.

    The School of Nursing has a number of distinctive features that ensure the best virtual and physical learning environment. We focus on community-based systems of care serving vulnerable populations, interprofessional collaboration and innovative partnerships. Our basic science lab is unique because it is one of only a few in the nation actually housed in a school of nursing. This well-equipped lab is available to PhD students and faculty for research. For over 60 years, the School of Nursing has been providing exceptional nursing education to thousands of individuals. At every level, we provide exemplary educational experiences across the continuum of care. Our legacy is preparing graduates who excel in nursing and work daily to improve the health of all Mississippians.

    Join us as we work toward a dynamic vision for shaping health and health care.

    Contact us! We want to be your first choice.

    Kim W. Hoover, PhD, RN
    Dean and Professor