College of Nursing and Health Professions
Explore a Career in Healthcare
The College of Nursing and Health Professions offers educational opportunities for students interested in careers in nursing and health care. The college is comprised of four schools: the School of Health Professions, the School of Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice, the School of Professional Nursing Practice and the School of Speech and Hearing Sciences. Students will find programs in nursing, audiology, speech pathology, public health, athletic training, recreational therapy and kinesiotherapy that will prepare them for rewarding careers in healthcare.
Our programs prepare health care professionals at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral levels who are equipped to transform health care and improve the health and well-being of individual patients, families, communities and populations.
- Audiology - Doctorate
- Nursing (Clinical) - Doctorate
- Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) - Master's and Doctorate
- Nursing (Leadership) - Doctorate
- Nursing (Nurse Anesthesia) - Doctorate
- Nursing (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner) - Master's and Doctorate
- Public Health - Master's
- Speech and Hearing Sciences (Speech-Language Pathology) - Master's
The College of Nursing and Health Professions is in the midst of a search for a new dean. Two finalists have been chosen, and will be visiting campus in the next few weeks.
February 20, 1:30-2:30pm: Candidate 1, Dr. Lachel Story, conducts presentation for Gulf Park CNHP faculty, staff, and students; CON 116
February 21, 2:45-3:45pm: Candidate 1, Dr. Lachel Story, conducts presentation for Hattiesburg CNHP faculty, staff, and students; Asbury 119
February 27, 2:00-3:00pm: Candidate 2, Dr. Lori Anderson, conducts presentation for Gulf Park CNHP faculty, staff, and students; CON 116
February 28, 1:00-2:00pm: Candidate 2, Dr. Lori Anderson, conducts presentation for Hattiesburg CNHP faculty, staff, and students; Asbury 119
Please provide your feedback following the candidates’ presentations using this link: Feedback Form. Your school director will provide the candidates’ materials at your request.
The Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing prepares scholars to contribute to the science, practice and profession of nursing through research and theory development. We embrace a student-centered approach that is 100% Online, and the use of technologies facilitates virtual residency by way of scholarly engagement and dialogue.
The School of Speech and Hearing Sciences offers a bachelor of arts degree in speech pathology and audiology. Undergraduates obtain an overview of speech production and perception, articulation, fluency, hearing, language and voice. Anatomy and physiology courses provide foundations for understanding normal and abnormal communication processes over the lifespan.
DuBard School for Language Disorders and Children's Center for Communication & Development
Master of Public Health available in executive, traditional and online formats
the only nurse anesthesia program in Mississippi
A grant made possible through the Asbury Foundation Distinguished Professor in Nursing fund is helping our nursing faculty and students provide healthcare to an under-served area of Hattiesburg. Dr. Elizabeth Tinnon, associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, is coordinating the grant project in partnership with the University’s Institute for Disability Studies. Fellowship Health Clinic (FHC) is located on Edwards Street in southeast Hattiesburg and provides high quality medical, dental and pharmaceutical care at no cost to eligible uninsured and underinsured residents of Forrest and Lamar counties.