Message from the Dean

Welcome to the website for the Southern Miss College of Nursing. Our college offers many educational opportunities for students interested in careers in nursing. The College of Nursing is comprised of two schools, the School of Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice and the School of Professional Nursing Practice. Within the college, students will find BSN and RN-BSN programs for undergraduate students as well as MSN, DNP, and PhD programs at the graduate level.

Currently nurses have tremendous opportunity and responsibility to play key roles in transforming health care and improving health. Southern Miss programs prepare nurses at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral level who are equipped to transform health care and improve the health and well-being of individual patients and families, communities, and populations.

Jobs in nursing are projected to be among the top occupations for growth during the next decade making this a wonderful time to either choose a career in nursing or consider advancing your nursing career. On behalf of the faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the University of Southern Mississippi College of Nursing, we invite you to join us as we move forward in breaking ground and transforming healthcare.

Dr. Kathleen Masters

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