Is a Degree in Nursing Right for You?
The bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree prepares you for a career as a registered nurse. The curriculum is based upon courses in the liberal arts and sciences and culminates in upper-division nursing courses during the last two years of study.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
What Will I Learn?
Once accepted into the nursing program, the last two years of study includes both coursework and clinical practice.
Students learn about professionalism, ethics, legal issues, research, and leadership. In addition, students demonstrate competence in assessment skills and the nursing care of patient populations across the lifespan in various healthcare and community settings.
Students practice what they are learning in the classroom during simulation experiences with high-fidelity mannequins in the state of the art simulation lab on campus and work with patients in healthcare settings.
Faculty Highlight: Jill Rushing, BSN Program Coordinator
Ms. Jill Rushing is an instructor in the School of Professional Nursing Practice and the BSN Program Coordinator. Ms. Rushing's areas of expertise include Trauma ICU, Neuro ICU, and Emergency Room. Her favorite courses to teach include NSG 472: Complex Conditions and NSG 480: Critical Care Elective.
- Registered Nurse