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College of Nursing and Health Professions

Mission, Vision and Strategic Goals


The College of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Southern Mississippi is an engaged interdisciplinary community of diverse students, staff, faculty, and external partners dedicated to excellence in research, teaching, and service. Through innovative and evidence-based practices, the College creates an educational environment that supports student success and prepares highly qualified professionals to improve health at the local, state, national and global levels.



The College of Nursing and Health Professions aspires to be recognized for excellence in advancing health through exemplary academic programs, interdisciplinary research, and the quality of graduates.


Strategic Goals and Initiatives

  1. Cultivate an environment for student success 
  • Promote inclusiveness among faculty, staff, and students
  • Facilitate student progression to degree through faculty mentorship and professional staff advisement
  • Initiate a systematic process to analyze student outcomes
  • Acknowledge and reward excellence in academic performance and mentorship


  1. Deliver quality academic programs
  • Support faculty development as teachers
  • Promote and acknowledge the use of best teaching practices
  • Achieve accreditation as a Simulation Center of Excellence
  • Support recruitment & retention of highly qualified faculty
  • Allocate resources to support accreditation of programs


  1. Strategically grow our presence
  • Implement targeted marketing and recruitment strategies to recognize and attract high achieving faculty, students, and staff
  • Facilitate visibility of faculty, staff, and students through presentations and participation in professional organizations
  • Develop a plan to maximize enrollment and minimize cost of instruction


  1. Enrich community and clinical partnerships 
  • Establish collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships
  • Increase engagement with communities of interest
  • Create innovative partnerships to enrich student learning experiences and impact community health
  • Acknowledge and reward service contributions of faculty and staff


5.    Enhance the quantity and quality of research and scholarship

  • Expand infrastructure and resources to support research and grants
  • Foster intraprofessional and interprofessional collaboration in research, scholarship, and grants
  • Acknowledge and reward excellence in research and scholarship

Contact Us

College of Nursing and Health Professions

Asbury Hall (AH)
3215 Montague Boulevard
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Hattiesburg Campus 

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