Nursing Schools in Mississippi - MS

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The nursing schools in Mississippi have been graduating highly skilled and successful nurses for more than 70 years. The nursing programs in Mississippi are some of the most well respected in the country. Over the last 10 years Mississippi became one of the 30 or more states to be impacted by the nursing shortage. The nursing shortage has many causes one of them being a shortage of nursing faculty at the Mississippi nursing schools. The shortage of nursing faculty has made it difficult for the nursing programs to enroll all qualified applicants and such, has had to turn away hundreds of well qualified applicants, adding to the growing shortage of nurses in Mississippi.

However, with the recent poor economic activity the job market for Registered Nurses in Mississippi has slowed. Many indicators predict that there will again be a strong demand for new nurses throughout the state. This may be an opportune time to be researching how to become a Nurse in Mississippi.

Online Nursing Schools in Mississippi

To help meet the demand for highly skilled and educated nurses in Mississippi online nursing schools have developed online nursing programs in Mississippi offering flexible schedules that meet the demands of students looking to balance their career and education. The online nursing schools you’ll find on this site are CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) accredited and most often are at a cost per credit parody with campus based nursing programs in Mississippi. These online nursing programs do not have wait lists, in most cases, and can often be completed at an accelerated rate versus the impacted campus based nursing programs.

Online nursing programs are an available option for licensed nurses looking for an LPN to BSN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN and a variety of MSN specialty programs including nurse practitioner specializations.

Request information from the CCNE accredited online nursing schools below.

Mississippi Nursing Job Outlook and Salary Information

Nursing will be the fastest growing career from now through 2012 according to the U.S. Department of Labor. In Mississippi the trend is predicted to be the same and quite possibly for many more years. This is good news for those looking to begin or advance their career in the nursing field. Most hospitals and health care agencies are now looking for RNs with a baccalaureate degree in nursing, so advancing your education now will open more doors and increase your income.

Salary.com reports that the median annual salary for a staff nurse (RN) in Jackson, MS is $55,271, in Biloxi $55,319. In 2002 average starting salaries for nurses in Mississippi were $26,000, much lower than the median salaries salary.com reported. The bottom line is that these nursing salaries will vary based on location, experience and specialty. One more bit of information found from 2005 showed that a medical center in Jackson was paying $16.50 hourly to new graduates with an RN, a shift differential of $2.00 to $3.50 (evenings and nights) and $24.50 and hour to new grads after orientation.

ADN Programs Approved by the Mississippi State Board of Nursing

Coahoma Community College
3240 Friars Point Road
Clarksdale, MS 38614
PH: 662-627-2574
Copiah-Lincoln Community College
P O BOX 649
Wesson, MS 39191
PH: 601-643-8413
East Central Community College
P O BOX 129
Decatur, MS 39327
PH: 601-635-6294
Hinds Community College
1750 Chadwick Dr.
Jackson, MS 39204
PH: 601-376-4963
Holmes Community College
1060 Avent Dr.
Grenada, MS 38901
PH: 662-227-2303
Itawamba Community College
Fulton, MS 38843
PH: 662-862-8320
Jones County Junior College
900 S Court St.
Ellisville, MS 39437
PH: 601-477-4019
Meridian Community College
910 Hwy 19 North
Meridian, MS 39307
PH: 601-484-8745
Mississippi Delta Community College
P O BOX 668
Moorhead, MS 38761
PH: 662-246-6407
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
P O BOX 548
Perkinston, MS 39573
PH: 228-497-7660
Northeast Mississippi Community College
Booneville, MS 38829
PH: 662-720-7396
Northwest Mississippi Community College
HWY 51 North
Senatobia, MS 38668
PH: 662-562-3283

Pearl River Community College
101 Hwy 11 North
Poplarville, MS 39470
PH: 601-403-1017

Southwest Mississippi Community College
College Drive
Summit, MS 39666
PH: 601- 276-2008

Mississippi University for Women
1100 College Street
BOX W-910
Columbus, MS 39701
PH: 662- 329-7299

Alcorn State University
P O BOX 18399
Natchez, MS 39122
PH: 601-304-4300

BSN Programs Approved by the Mississippi State Board of Nursing

Mississippi University for Women
1100 College Street
BOX W-910
Columbus, MS 39701
PH: 662-329-7299

Alcorn State University
P O BOX 18399
Natchez, MS 39122
PH: 601-304-4300
Delta State University
BOX 3343
Cleveland, MS 39733
PH: 662-846-4268
Mississippi College
P O BOX 4037
Clinton, MS 39058
PH: 601-925-3278
University of Mississippi Medical Center
2500 North STATE ST
Jackson, MS 39216-4505
PH: 601- 984-6220
University of Southern Mississippi
BOX 5095
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5095
PH: 601-266-5871
William Carey University
498 Tuscan Avenue
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
PH: 601-582-6147
 

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