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Programs include LPN/LVN, ADN, BSN, MSN, and more

For those concerned about the cost of nursing education, public colleges and universities may offer the answer.

Since public colleges and universities are financed by state funds, they generally charge lower tuition than their private counterparts. In addition, state and county residents are able to benefit from further reduced fees. Many of Mississippi’s public colleges and universities, such as Alcorn State University and University of Southern Mississippi, hold strong academic reputations. This means that students on a budget can attain their nursing qualifications without compromising on the quality of their education.

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Programs available
Public colleges and universities in Mississippi offer a wide variety of nursing education pathways, leading to employment in one of four nursing roles. The most popular pathways are associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs; these graduates join the ranks of Mississippi’s 30,000 well-compensated registered nurses (RNs). Job prospects are bright since many employers, such as Mississippi State Hospital, are actively seeking new nurses to join their workforces.

Long-term career development
In addition to programs that allow initial entry into the nursing sector, many public colleges and universities in Mississippi offer graduate degrees which can take your nursing career to the next level. For example, the University of Mississippi Medical Center provides a master’s degree program for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), as well as a doctor’s degree program for those wishing to enter research. Students who successfully earn a graduate degree are rewarded with a salary roughly double or triple that of an RN.

To help cost-conscious aspiring nurses as well as potential graduate nursing students, we have compiled below a complete list of public nursing schools in Mississippi.

Featured Schools

Jackson

Copiah-Lincoln Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Hinds Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wesson
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Hinds Community College Raymond
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

Memphis suburbs

Northwest Mississippi Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School City Programs offered
Northwest Mississippi Community College Senatobia
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Other Mississippi cities

Alcorn State University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Coahoma Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Delta State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
East Central Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
East Mississippi Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Holmes Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Itawamba Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Jones County Junior College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Meridian Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Mississippi Delta Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Mississippi University for Women
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Northeast Mississippi Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Pearl River Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Southwest Mississippi Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
University of Southern Mississippi
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Alcorn State University Alcorn State
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Coahoma Community College Clarksdale
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Delta State University Cleveland
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
East Central Community College Decatur
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
East Mississippi Community College Scooba
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Holmes Community College Goodman
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Itawamba Community College Fulton
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Jones County Junior College Ellisville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Meridian Community College Meridian
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Mississippi Delta Community College Moorhead
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkinston
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Mississippi University for Women Columbus
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Northeast Mississippi Community College Booneville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Pearl River Community College Poplarville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Southwest Mississippi Community College Summit
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
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