Mississippi Nursing Schools

Explore Nursing in Mississippi

Mississippi, like all other states, is in the throes of the nursing shortage. By 2015 it is projected that the nursing workforce in Mississippi will experience a 7% deficit. The greatest demand in Mississippi is for registered nurses, particularly those with a bachelor’s degree or higher. Currently, the greatest percentage of nurses have an associate’s degree, however, nurses with a baccalaureate diploma receive better career options and scheduling choices. Across the state, there is also a pronounced need for registered nurse case managers, clinical nurse specialists, first assistants, anesthetists, and in-service educators. Top employers in Mississippi include Memorial Hospital, Forrest General Hospital, and Baptist Medical Center. A number of hospitals are getting proactive about the nursing shortage and offer worker benefits as well as tuition reimbursement for future nurses who agree to work at their facilities post-graduation.

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About Mississippi

Mississippi is known nationally as the “The Magnolia State” after the state symbol, the Magnolia grandiflora tree which grows freely throughout the state. The capital and largest city in Mississippi is Jackson. Apart from the Mississippi Delta that consists of fields cleared in the 19th century for cotton cultivation, the southern state is heavily forested with rivers running throughout the state. Mississippi has a rich history from the state’s struggles in the Civil War, centralization in the Civil Rights Movement, prohibition, and music, as the Mississippi Delta played a huge role in the progression of blues music and was the birthplace of the King of Rock n’ Roll, Elvis Presley.

Change in nursing jobs in the future

2012

20,090

2020

23,600

$53,040

Avg. Salary

54

Number of nursing programs in state

74

Number of hospitals in state

23

Number of nursing schools in state

Nursing programs offered in Mississippi

  • Alcorn State University +
    • Programs Offered

      • Associate Degree Nursing
      • Upper Division BSN
      • RN to BSN
      • Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
      • Nurse Educator (MSN)
      • Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate
      • Nurse Educator Post-Master's Certificate

      Accreditation

      NLNAC

  • Delta State University +
    • Programs Offered

      • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
      • RN-BSN Completion Program
      • Nurse Administrator (MSN)
      • Nurse Educator (MSN)
      • Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
      • Post Master's Certificate Program
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • Mississippi College +
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • Mississippi University for Women +
    • Programs Offered

      • Associate of Science in Nursing
      • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
      • Master of Science in Nursing
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice

      Accreditation

      CCNE & NLNAC

  • Pearl River Community College +
    • Programs Offered

      • Practical Nursing
      • ADN
      • LPN to ADN Bridge

      Accreditation

      NLNAC