University of Mississippi Medical Center
The University of Mississippi Medical Center is a private institution in Jackson, Mississippi. It is the health sciences campus for the University of Mississippi and is the only academic medical center in the state. There are seven health science schools in the medical center, including the School of Nursing. The campus covers 164 acres in Jackson and includes the Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants and the University Hospital. While the medical center is part of the University of Mississippi, the center acts as a separate, semi-autonomous institution and receives its own accreditation. The medical center offers 28 different degree programs and serves close to 3,000 students annually.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing offers six nursing programs. These programs include a traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, MSN, RN to MSN, DNP, and PhD program. The School of Nursing was founded in 1948 which makes it the first school of nursing in the state. The school gives students access to four on-campus hospitals for their clinical placements. Along with the on-campus hospitals, the school of nursing partners with a variety of clinics throughout the region. The accelerated programs and the paths for registered nurses offer flexible class schedules to accommodate students that want to further their education.
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2016-2017 colleges survey) and Mississippi state board of nursing.