Faculty teach three-student teams how to resuscitate Sim Man.

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Traditional BSN student works with a medication cart in the sim lab.
Two students look over a case while others communicate with faculty at the simulated bedside.

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School of Nursing


The University of Mississippi School of Nursing was founded in 1948, and thousands of its graduates have cared for the people of Mississippi in health care organizations and at home ever since. The SON develops nurse leaders through our innovative partnerships; unique community-based systems; evidence-based practice and research; and a focus on excellence and life-long learning.

The UMMC campus houses four specialized hospitals, including the state's only children's hospital, a women's and infant's hospital, an adult hospital, and a critical care hospital. These learning hospitals give SON students the opportunity to participate in truly unique clinical experiences not found anywhere else in the state. UMMC also has the state's only Level 1 trauma center, Level 4 neonatal intensive care nursery and organ transplant program, meaning that our students have the opportunity to obtain the experiences required in the field and population of their choice.

SON-managed clinics spread throughout the state provide practice and research opportunities that contribute to the health of the communities we serve. Within these communities, the school has surpassed 40K hours of service-learning activities and provided pro bono work totaling more than $1 million in value.

Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the School of Nursing at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. 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 UMMC to be an outstanding place to learn. Our focus on education, practice, research and service helps us provide unique and rich experiences.

Students work with IV arms during simulation.

Bachelor Programs

Embark on a life-changing journey toward a long and rewarding career. Whether you are interested in pediatrics, women’s health, adult nursing, intensive care or another area of nursing, the Traditional BSN, Accelerated BSN and RN-BSN programs at the nationally ranked University of Mississippi School of Nursing are the right choice for you.

Nurse practitioner student confers with a doctor on a patient's X-ray.

Master Programs

Propel your nursing education to the next level by becoming a nursing practitioner, educator, or administrator. With a total of eight-specialized tracks within the RN-MSN, MSN and Post-Master’s certificate programs at the University of Mississippi School of Nursing you will find the perfect path for you.

Nurse practitioner student works in the NICU.

Doctoral Programs

Culminate your education at the pinnacle of the nursing profession. The Doctor of Nursing Practice and PhD in Nursing programs at the University of Mississippi School of Nursing prepare expert nurses to practice at the highest level of professional practice and research. Doctorally-prepared nurses serve as leaders, contribute research and educate future nurses to improve health care systems.

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