Mississippi has around twenty different campus-based nursing schools, but the state still faces some barriers to producing new nurses in the kind of numbers that it needs.

There aren’t necessarily enough nursing educators to staff all of these nursing programs, and many students attempt to enroll in the same degree programs, creating long waitlists for other would-be students. Fortunately, Mississippi has enough schools and enough nursing degree programs that students can easily find an alternative, if their school of choice wait lists them.

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Mississippi also faces the problem posed by having both urban and rural areas the same state. A lot of nurses are drawn to hospitals in urban areas, since these are the facilities that can generally offer the highest pay, sign-on bonuses, and other incentives. Meanwhile, rural communities suffer from a lack of qualified health care, as community hospital staff find themselves having to put in mandatory overtime, make cutbacks to patient care, and take other drastic measures to help spread themselves out across all of their patients.

Financial Aid and Other Incentives for Mississippi Nursing Students

In an effort to graduate more nurses, and attract more new graduates to rural medical facilities, Mississippi has implemented several financial aid measures. These can help students repay some or all of their tuition or student loans, and include:
– The Mississippi Undergraduate Rural Health Corps Loan/Scholarship Program
– The Mississippi Nursing Education Loan Scholarships Program
– The Mississippi Nursing Teachers Stipend
– Scholarships and grants offered by schools

Career Options for Mississippi Nurses

In a state like Mississippi, which varies pretty widely when it comes to socioeconomic and geographic areas, it’s reasonable to expect things like nursing salaries to vary along with it. An RN working as a hospital staff nurse in Columbus can anticipate bringing home a median annual salary of $56,134. An RN in Biloxi can bring home $55,674. Lastly, an RN in Jackson can bring home $59,617. All figures are from the BLS.

Mississippi Board of Nursing

Mississippi’s Board of Nursing can help keep nurses, nursing students, and nursing educators in the loop about everything relating to their professions. The Board can provide information on licensing and examinations, license renewals, continuing education requirements, approved nursing programs, pass rates, changes in regulations, industry news, and much more. The Mississippi Board of Nursing can be reached at 1935 Lakeland Drive, Suite B, Jackson, MS, 39216-5014 or on their website.

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Nursing Scholarship & Grant Info for MS

Following are sample nursing scholarship and grant programs for Mississippi residents and students attending nursing programs at colleges and universities throughout the state.

Mississippi Nurses Foundation
The Foundation provides $1,000 scholarships to eligible undergraduate nursing students.  Students must residents of Mississippi and enrolled in accredited nursing programs.  Graduate students are not eligible for the School of Nursing Scholarship.  For applications and guidelines, contact the Foundation, c/o Mississippi Center for Nursing, 31 Woodgreen Place, Madison, MS 39110 or call (601) 898-0850.

Mary Kirkpatrick Haskell Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
If you are a graduating high school senior in Mississippi who plans to attend a university nursing program in the state, you may be eligible for a scholarship from the Foundation.  Awards are based on community service, financial need, and academic achievement.  Award amounts vary and are to be used for tuition assistance.  For applications and guidelines, contact the Foundation at 1608 Highland Drive, Armory, MS 38821.

University of Mississippi
The School of Nursing offers multiple nursing scholarships and grants to students.  Interested students should contact the Office of Student Affairs to learn about available nursing scholarships and grants.  All deadlines are indicated on the application forms.  For additional information, including scholarships applications and guidelines, contact the Medical Center, c/o University of Mississippi, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216 or by calling (601) 984-1084.

Community Foundation of Greater Jackson
The Foundation administers several scholarship programs.  Although none are specifically for nursing students, students who meet general eligibility criteria can still apply for several scholarships through the Foundation.  For example, the Charles “Chuck” E. Griffin, Jr. Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund awards $2,000 scholarships to students graduating from Jim Hill High School and Hinds Community College who has been accepted into a four-year accredited program, including nursing.  Applications are due by mid-April annually. To request information about their current scholarships for nursing students, send a letter of inquiry to the Foundation at 525 East Capitol Street, Suite 5B, Jackson, MS 39201 or call (601) 974-6044.

D. A. Biglane Foundation
Instead of scholarships, the Foundation offers loans to residents of Natchez, Mississippi including residents interested in pursuing a nursing degree. Award amounts vary.  There are no deadlines for submission. To obtain an application form, write the Foundation at P.O. Box 966, Natchez, MS 39121.  Completed applications must be submitted to the Foundation at 75 Melrose-Montebello Parkway, Natchez, MS 39120.

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Alcorn State University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Master’s of Science in Nursing (Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN))
Post-Master’s of Science in Nursing Certificate
Nurse Educator
Family Nurse Practitioner
Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
1000 ASU Dr Ste 359
Alcorn State, Mississippi 39096-7500
Phone:(601) 877-6100
Website: www.alcorn.edu
Alcorn State University is a 4-year, public institution.

Coahoma Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
3240 Friars Point Rd
Clarksdale, Mississippi 38614
Phone:(662) 627-2571
Website: www.coahomacc.edu
Coahoma Community College is a www.coahomacc.edu

Copiah-Lincoln Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
1018 JC Reed Dr
Wesson, Mississippi 39191
Phone:(601) 643-8306
Website: www.colin.edu
Copiah-Lincoln Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Delta State University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Registered Nurse to Bachelors of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Nurse Administrator
Nurse Educator
Family Nurse Practitioner
Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Hwy 8 West
Cleveland, Mississippi 38733
Phone:(662) 846-3000
Phone: (800) 468-6378
Website: www.deltastate.edu
Delta State University is a 4-year, public institution.

East Central Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) to Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
275 West Broad Street, Decatur, Mississippi 39327-0129
Phone:(601) 635-2111
Phone: (877) 462-3222
Website: www.eccc.edu
East Central Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

East Mississippi Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science In Nursing (AAS)
Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
1512 Kemper Street
P.O. Box 158
Scooba, Mississippi 39358-0158
Phone:(662) 476-5000
Website: www.eastms.edu
East Mississippi Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Hinds Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
501 East Main Street
Raymond, Mississippi 39154
Phone:(601) 857-5261
Website: www.hindscc.edu
Hinds Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Holmes Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
#1 Hill St
Goodman, Mississippi 39079
Phone:(662) 472-2312
Phone: (800) 465-6374
Website: www.holmescc.edu
Holmes Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Itawamba Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
602 W Hill St
Fulton, Mississippi 38843-1099
Phone:(662) 862-8000
Website: www.iccms.edu
Itawamba Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Jones County Junior College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
900 S Court St
Ellisville, Mississippi 39437
Phone:(601) 477-4025
Website: www.jcjc.edu
Jones County Junior College is a 2-year, public institution.

Meridian Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) to Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Paramedic to Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
910 Hwy 19 N
Meridian, Mississippi 39307-5801
Phone:(601) 483-8241
Phone: (800) 622-8431
Website: www.meridiancc.edu
Meridian Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Mississippi College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
200 South Capitol Street
Clinton, Mississippi 39058
Phone:(601) 925-3000
Website: www.mc.edu
Mississippi College is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution.

Mississippi Delta Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Hwy 3 and Cherry St
Moorhead, Mississippi 38761
Phone:(662) 246-6322
Website: www.msdelta.edu
Mississippi Delta Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
51 Main Street, Perkinston, Mississippi 39573
Phone:(601) 928-5211
Website: www.mgccc.edu
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Mississippi University for Women

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science In Nursing (AAS)
Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Family Nurse Practitioner
Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Post-Masters of Science in Nursing Certificate
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
1100 College Street
Columbus, Mississippi 39701
Phone:(662) 329-4750
Phone: (877) 462-8439
Website: www.muw.edu
Mississippi University for Women is a 4-year, public institution.

Northeast Mississippi Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
101 Cunningham Blvd
Booneville, Mississippi 38829
Phone:(662) 728-7751
Website: www.nemcc.edu
Northeast Mississippi Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Northwest Mississippi Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
4975 Hwy 51 N
Senatobia, Mississippi 38668-1714
Phone:(662) 562-3200
Website: www.northwestms.edu
Northwest Mississippi Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Pearl River Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
101 Hwy 11 N
Poplarville, Mississippi 39470
Phone:(601) 403-1000
Website: www.prcc.edu
Pearl River Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Southwest Mississippi Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
1156 College Dr
Summit, Mississippi 39666-0000
Phone:(601) 276-2000
Website: www.smcc.edu
Southwest Mississippi Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse Practitioner
Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Educator
Nurse Administrator
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Registered Nurse to Master’s of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN)
PhD in Nursing
Post-Master’s of Science in Nursing Certificate
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
2500 N State St
Jackson, Mississippi 39216-4505
Phone:(601) 984-1000
Website: www.umc.edu
University of Mississippi Medical Center is a 4-year, public institution.

University of Southern Mississippi

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse Practitioner
Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Executive
PhD in Nursing
Registered Nurse to Master’s of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
118 College Drive # 0001
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406-0001
Phone:(601) 266-5253
Website: www.usm.edu
University of Southern Mississippi is a 4-year, public institution.

William Carey University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Post-Master’s of Science in Nursing Certificate
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
498 Tuscan Ave
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401-5499
Phone:(601) 318-6051
Phone: (800) 962-5991
Website: www.wmcarey.edu
William Carey University is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution.


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