Mississippi University - Women
1100 College Street
Columbus, Mississippi 39701
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
RN to BSN Programs
ADN Program Details
This is an innovative, fast-paced, two-year program leading to an Associate of Science in Nursing degree. The Associate of Science in Nursing Program prepares nurses to manage direct care to clients with commonly recurring illnesses in acute and long-term health care facilities. There is an optional externship program between the first and second years and a three-week preceptorship experience immediately prior to graduation. All graduates are eligible to take the licensing exam for registered nurses. Graduates of this program will have the educational foundation to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree through an advanced placement option for registered nurses.
Since its inception in 1971 with 135 students, the Associate of Science in Nursing Program at Mississippi University for Women has been committed to excellence in nursing education. Over 1,500 graduates are employed as registered nurses in acute and community health care settings throughout the United States.
RN to BSN Program Details
If you are a registered nurse who is interested in a baccalaureate program in nursing, Mississippi University for Women's Division of Nursing has an Advanced Placement Option that is designed just for you. In order to meet the needs of the working registered nurse we have adopted two flexible options:
1. Partial Distance Option: combination of distance learning and classroom setting. During first semester the student attends class one day every other week ; second and third semesters the student attends class one day every three weeks.
2. Total Distance Option: All course requirements are communicated via computer based instruction. The student is not required to attend class.
BSN Program Details
The Baccalaureate Program in Nursing is designed to prepare a nurse generalist who exercises leadership in the prevention of illness and promotion of health as a member of the community and professional nursing and as an agent of change who helps to bring about modifications of nursing practice to meet emerging health needs. This is consistent with the belief that the professional nurse will be prepared to function as a generalist, a leader, and a change agent. Graduates of this program will have the educational foundation to pursue advanced study such as the master's degree.
The faculty recognize the role of the professional nurse is changing and expanding with emphasis placed on the prevention of illness, maintenance of health, and an increasing responsibility in the management of long-term and terminal disruptions to health. The professional nurse is assuming more responsibility for interdependent practice based upon a broader theoretical foundation in all areas of health care. Research is used to enhance the quality of client care and to evaluate the effectiveness of nursing practice. There is an increased demand for the nurse to assume a more active role as change agent in the development of legislation relevant to practice and the health of the community. The nurse serves as a client advocate providing nursing care through collaborative interactions with the client and other members of the health care team. The faculty believe that the practice of nursing will continue to be influenced by the evolution of new knowledge and the alteration of social structure.
MSN Program Details
The MUW Department of Graduate Nursing was established in 1974 to offer programs of study leading to the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree.
This historic department has maintained full nursing accreditation status since its initial accreditation.
Currently there are three clinical tracks leading to eligibility to sit for national board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (GNP) and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP).
There are also two post-master certificate options: one for individuals who are not nurse practitioners but hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree (the MSN-RN option), and one for nurse practitioners who hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree but are nationally certified in another specialty (the MSN-NP option).
The Department of Graduate Nursing programs are 12 months in length and include 39 graduate credit hours required for a master’s degree. No more than six semester hours of approved course work may be transferred for credit.
Advanced Pathophyisology is now a prerequisite course.
Classes usually meet on Mondays (according to the academic calendar) with some Tuesday workshops.
For the post-master options, required coursework is dependent upon graduate transcripted coursework and remaining deficiencies identified during the interview.
Clinical experiences are arranged in the learner’s geographic area by graduate faculty and total 672 hours.
The ratio of clinical credit hours to practice time is set at a 1:4 for assessment and 1:4.5 for the practice courses ratio in the graduate nursing curriculum.