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Nursing students joined members of the Mississippi Nurse Honor Guard for a ceremony passing a lamp, symbolizing the light of knowledge.

Rich history, bright future: UMMC School of Nursing celebrates 75th anniversary

Monday, November 6, 2023

Alumni, faculty and students celebrated 75 years of nursing education for the UMMC School of Nursing Friday. The first academic nursing program in the state began as part of the School of Medicine in Oxford but moved to Jackson in 1956. The anniversary comes as the school anticipates construction of a new home on the Medical Center campus. Read More

In this 2019 photo, School of Nursing students Katherine Cradic, left, and Mary Carson Lynch perform record vital signs in a simulation lab at the South Oxford Center.

UMMC School of Nursing adding traditional BSN to Ole Miss campus in 2024

Monday, September 18, 2023

Starting in May 2024, students in Oxford can start nursing careers through a traditional bachelor of science in nursing program offered by the School of Nursing at UMMC. A $750,000 grant from AccelerateMS through the state’s Office of Workforce Development is funding the reinstatement of the four-year BSN program. Read More

Simulations with UMMC Police give nursing students experience in de-escalating conflict

Responding to scenarios of situations that could occur in emergency departments in any hospital is helping UMMC School of Nursing students learn how to de-escalate conflicts and create a safer work place. UMMC Police played roles in the simulations and discussed the situations with students afterward, giving the students feedback on their reactions.

Published on Monday, July 31, 2023

State, UMMC leaders break ground on new School of Nursing

A new 106,000-square-foot home for UMMC’s School of Nursing will soon be under construction. The state-of-the-art facility will include the needed laboratory and classroom space to increase the school’s enrollment by 25 percent.

Published on Wednesday, June 28, 2023

School of Nursing preparing for June 28 groundbreaking, construction of new facility

Construction of a new home for UMMC’s School of Nursing will provide the space for a 25 percent increase in enrollment. The facility will include classrooms, laboratories for simulation training and research, study and lounge areas for students and faculty and administration offices.

Published on Monday, June 19, 2023

Mother’s dream of a nursing career inspires endowed nursing scholarship at UMMC

The estate of Hugh Carroll Smith, a Brookhaven native and a professor emeritus in biology at Louisiana State University in Alexandria, endowed the Ernestine Price Smith Scholarship for registered nurses in the School of Nursing’s RN-to-BSN program. The gift will fund three $5,000 scholarships, easing the financial burden of continuing education for registered nurses seeking a bachelor’s degree.

Published on Monday, June 5, 2023

Photos: Capturing memories of the Class of 2023

Published on Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Nursing Alumna of Year serving ‘nation’s heroes’ as VA leader

Published on Monday, May 15, 2023

#UMMCGrad2023: School of Nursing graduate’s career to start in familiar place

Published on Monday, April 24, 2023

SON Research Day studies influence patient care

Published on Monday, April 10, 2023

‘That’s what we do in Mississippi’: Medical Center responds to tornado

Published on Monday, March 27, 2023

UMMC’s online MSN program rises to 33rd in the country in U.S. News & World Report list

Published on Monday, January 30, 2023

School of Nursing among 10 best for men, according to American Association for Men in Nursing

Published on Monday, December 5, 2022

School of Nursing partners with Mississippi State for dual-degree program

Published on Monday, November 21, 2022

Serial numbers: Enrollment pattern is unbroken, thanks to another bounce

Published on Monday, November 7, 2022

UMMC nursing leaders collaborate for excellence in care, nursing education

Published on Monday, November 7, 2022

Dr. Leigh Holley protecting public through Accelerated BSN program

Published on Monday, October 10, 2022

Violence research focus of $7.5M grants to School of Nursing

Published on Monday, October 10, 2022

School of Nursing tops Mississippi rankings by U.S. News & World Report

Published on Monday, September 26, 2022

Nursing white coat ceremony clinical education rite of passage

Published on Monday, September 19, 2022

UMMC faculty lauded for achievements

Published on Monday, September 12, 2022

Photos: UMMC students one step closer to health sciences careers

Published on Monday, August 22, 2022

UMMC faculty members receive kudos

Published on Monday, August 22, 2022

Center for Telehealth, School of Nursing team up for school-based telehealth training

Published on Monday, August 1, 2022

Medical Center faculty, staff reap recognitions

Published on Monday, July 25, 2022