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Schools offering Nursing in Mississippi

Home to more than 100 hospitals, Mississippi has one of the highest concentrations of employed nurses in the country, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. More than 28,000 registered nurses and 10,500 licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses worked in the state in 2010.

Mississippi nursing schools online and on-campus

Home to the state's only academic health-science campus, the University of Mississippi has a strong research focus. The University's Medical Center has an extensive list of programs, with specializations within the following options:

  • Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Philosophy in Nursing (Ph.D.)

The DNP degree is a collaborative program in partnership with several universities located across the state. Although students may attend courses at other campuses, the DNP degree is granted by the University of Mississippi Medical Center or the University of Southern Mississippi.

Degrees offered by online nursing schools in Mississippi may require clinical work. Students should be able to arrange for fulfillment of these requirements locally. Prospective students can also consider pursuing a nursing education at the following schools:

  • South University
  • Jacksonville University School of Nursing
  • Anna Maria College
  • Benedictine University

The BLS reports that in Mississippi, RNs earned a mean annual salary of $57,940 in 2010; LPNs and LVNs had a mean yearly salary of $34,930, which was higher than the average for all occupations in the state--$33,930 as of May 2010.

Nursing Schools in Mississippi

This list also contains online schools that accept students from Mississippi

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