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School of Nursing

Core Values: Respect. Excellence. Accountability. Diversity. Integrity.


U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs Grad Nursing 2024 badge and U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs Grad Nursing Nursing Education 2024 badge 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 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 traumacenter, 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 60K hours of service-learning activities and provided pro bono work totaling more than $1.5 million in value. 

The school has also established itself on the international stage as a Centre of Excellence through our evidence-based practice with JBI, which led to an affiliation with the prestigious Cochrane US organization. 

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the master's degree program in nursing, the Doctor of Nursing Practice program and the post-graduate APRN certificate program in nursing at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Dean's Welcome

Our mission – To develop nursing leaders and improve health within and beyond Mississippi through excellence in education, research, practice and service - guides our actions as the School of Nursing at Mississippi's only academic health science center.

Tina Martin, Dean of the School of Nursing

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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.

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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.

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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.


"I chose UMMC for several reasons. The first is for its reputation as the only academic medical center in Mississippi. I knew I would be receiving a quality education from here. Being a student here makes me feel like I am part of something special. I love coming to class on campus to interact with my peers from various backgrounds and nursing specialties."

—Raghib Dennis, BSN to DNP Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner