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9th Annual Mississippi RN Program Rankings by RNCareers.org

To help nursing students in their search for a top RN program, the education experts at RNCareers.org publish their annual findings of the best nursing schools for both Mississippi and the country. Schools ranked on our list have proven their ability to educate highly competent nurses.

To create our rankings, we evaluated 17 ADN degree programs and 7 BSN degree programs in Mississippi. We obtained each institution’s first-time NCLEX-RN passing rates, the number of students taking the test, the program nursing accreditation and more. We then compared the results against other nursing programs in Mississippi to provide our state rankings. View our methodology

RN Programs in Mississippi

Best ADN Programs in Mississippi

#1 Associate Degree in Nursing

Copiah-Lincoln Community College

100.00% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 1001 Co-Lin Lane, Wesson, MS - 39191
  • (601) 643-5101
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 100.00%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 100
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $3,380
  • Book and Supplies: $1,400
  • Percent Received Aid: 94%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $5,138
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 51%

Copiah-Lincoln Community College was established in 1915 as an agricultural high school in Wesson, Mississippi. Today it serves a seven-county area including Adams, Copiah, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lincoln and Simpson counties. CLCC has a nursing division that offers an ACEN accredited ADN program that was first rolled out in the fall of 1994. The Division of Nursing aims to provide comprehensive education and preparation for nursing positions within our health care system. 

The program emphasizes a student-centered educational environment by prioritizing high quality instruction as well as high expectations from its students. CLCC's ADN program further focuses on the necessary versatility of nurses and their ability to adjust to unexpected circumstances in order to maintain maximum patient outcomes. Degree requirements to earn an ADN from Copiah-Lincoln consist of 72 hours, which are comprised of nursing hours as well as general education hours. It’s admissions process runs on an annual basis, enrolling students in the fall only.

#1 Associate Degree in Nursing

Mississippi University for Women

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

100.00% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 1100 College Street, Columbus, MS - 39701
  • (662) 329-4750
Nurse Admin: Brandy Houlk Carmon, EdD, RN-BSN
Title: Dean
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 100.00%
  • Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: APRN Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, BSN to DNP, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 143
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,600
  • Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Percent Received Aid: 99%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $6,221
  • Percent Admitted: 99%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 37%
  • Graduation Rate: 46%

The Mississippi University for Women offers a 4-year BSN program in addition to an Advanced Placement RN to BSN program, ideal for registered nurses who are interested in advancing their nursing careers. Though the school’s name implies that it offers single-sex education, since 1982 men have been welcome to attend.

The school’s BSN program focuses on preparing students to be skilled leaders who are agents for change in illness prevention and patient care. Those who graduate from the program will have a comprehensive educational foundation that opens the doors to opportunities for further study, such as a master’s degree in nursing.

The BSN program is aware of the continually changing world, and places a focus on the prevention of illness, maintenance of health, and a responsibility for managing long-term and terminal disruptions to health.   Additionally, the Mississippi University of Women emphasizes the nurse’s role as a client advocate and an important liaison on healthcare teams. Students can enroll in the summer, as well as in the fall.

#2 Associate Degree in Nursing

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

99.12% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 51 Main Street, Perkinston, MS - 39573
  • (866) 735-1122
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 99.12%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 274
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $3,950
  • Book and Supplies: $1,075
  • Percent Received Aid: 93%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,924
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 41%

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is a public institution. The school offers five ACEN accredited programs in the nursing discipline: an ADN program, a Health Care Assistant (HCA) program, a Practical Nursing (PN) program, and LPN to RN hybrid and non-hybrid programs.

The ADN program is designed to help students gain the understanding of holistic patient care that incorporates compassionate care, cultural sensitivity, and adapts to the physiological, psychosocial and spiritual needs of clients. Students will also become familiar with research and critical thinking skills to cultivate reliable clinical judgment.

MGCCC focuses on matriculated the well-rounded, general nurse who is a strong and trustworthy healthcare provider, and is able to be an excellent team member in various healthcare settings.

#3 Associate Degree in Nursing

Southwest Mississippi Community College

98.71% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 1156 College Dr, Summit, MS - 39666-0000
  • (601) 276-2000
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 98.71%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 66
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $3,380
  • Book and Supplies: $400
  • Percent Received Aid: 97%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $6,417
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 46%

Southwest Mississippi Community College offers an ACEN accredited ADN program. The coursework strikes a balance between clinical and laboratory experience, current nursing theory, as well as general education. Their mission is to prepare nurses who are able to provide excellent care in a variety of health care settings. Students at Southwest will be cultivating their critical thinking skills in order to become professional members of an interdisciplinary health care team. The nursing school also places an emphasis on healthcare innovation and adaptability, giving students ample opportunity to challenge themselves in clinical simulations.

There are two opportunities for enrollment each academic year, in the fall and in the spring semesters. For those who are Licensed Practical Nurse, there is an LPN to RN bridge program as well, which can be applied for through their regular admissions processes twice a year. Those interested in the bridge program have the opportunity for advanced placement, allowing them to matriculate from the program at an accelerated pace.

#4 Associate Degree in Nursing

East Mississippi Community College

98.65% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 1512 Kemper Street, Scooba, MS - 39358-0158
  • (662) 476-5000
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 98.65%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 94
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $3,740
  • Book and Supplies: $1,200
  • Percent Received Aid: 89%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $5,894
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 35%

#5 Associate Degree in Nursing

Northeast Mississippi Community College

98.59% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 101 Cunningham Blvd, Booneville, MS - 38829
  • (662) 728-7751
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 98.59%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 122
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $4,390
  • Book and Supplies: $366
  • Percent Received Aid: 99%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $8,747
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 38%

Northeast Mississippi Community College is a public school located in Booneville, Mississippi. The college opened its doors in 1948 as an agricultural and junior college. Since then, NMCC has evolved into a multi-disciplinary college, including a nursing division. The nursing school offers an ACEN accredited ADN program, as well as a Practical Nursing (LPN) program. NMCC’s ADN program offers students a well-rounded education that focuses on instructional hours in local clinical facilities.

The core mission of NMCC’s program is to prepare competent, caring professionals, who have the knowledge necessary to become a registered nurse and an excellent member of a healthcare team. The program can be completed in 5 semesters, though students may choose to complete the curriculum at a slower pace, as long as they complete it within 5 years of initial admission.

LPNs interested in obtaining an ADN from NMCC may be eligible for advanced placement, offering a more challenging curriculum. Students may enroll in the fall and in the spring for all of NMCC’s nursing programs.

#6 Associate Degree in Nursing

Coahoma Community College

98.48% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 3240 Friars Point Rd, Clarksdale, MS - 38614
  • (662) 627-2571
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 98.48%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 76
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $900
  • Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Percent Received Aid: 99%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $6,375
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 38%

Coahoma Community College is located in Clarksdale, MS. Coahoma is a historically black college, and adheres to the tradition of providing excellent education to African Americans. Their nursing division offers an ACEN accredited ADN program. This program is tailored to LPNs, and is comprised of 2 general education semesters, 2 semester of nursing courses, and a summer term.

Coahoma's ADN curriculum has a clinical focus that incorporates academic knowledge, nursing theory, and simulated experiences. The program emphasizes collaboration, inclusivity and future-forward thinking. Learning outcomes are rooted in patient-centered care and professionalism. Students will cultivate leadership skills, communication techniques, teamwork methods, as well as familiarity with technology and modern advancement in the nursing field.

Coahoma Community College's mission is to prepare caring and independent nurses with critical thinking skills who can participate in their healthcare communities as a valuable member. Students can apply once a year for fall enrollment.

 

#7 Associate Degree in Nursing

Itawamba Community College

98.26% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 602 W Hill Street, Fulton, MS - 38843-1099
  • (601) 862-8000
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 98.26%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 138
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $3,160
  • Book and Supplies: $1,450
  • Percent Received Aid: 98%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,693
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 46%

Itawamba Community College is a public school in Fulton, MS that first opened its doors in 1920 as a high school with an agricultural focus. Today, Itawamba offers a plethora of programs in various disciplines, including a two year ADN program within their nursing division. Graduates of the program will receive an ADN degree and are eligible to take the NCLEX exam for Registered Nurses. The program offers one class per year beginning each fall.

ICC’s nursing program offers a comprehensive curriculum that integrates basic and complex principles of knowledge, practice and application of nursing care. Students enrolled in the program will develop academic skills and application strategies to become caring, competent and professional registered nurses. Itawamba Community College's focus lies on preparing graduates to pass the licensure exam on the first write, sending out exemplary, well-rounded registered nurses who are capable of being reliable members of health care teams in various settings.

#8 Associate Degree in Nursing

Northwest Mississippi Community College

98.24% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 4975 Hwy 51 N, Senatobia, MS - 38668-1714
  • (662) 562-3200
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 98.24%
  • Programs: Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursingg, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 210
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $3,430
  • Book and Supplies: $1,850
  • Percent Received Aid: 93%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $3,557
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 34%

Northwest Mississippi Community College is a public community college in Senatobia, Mississippi. The institution first opened its doors in 1928, and has grown tremendously since then. The Division of Nursing offers an ADN program that is ACEN accredited, as well as an LPN-RN Transition program. The Division of Nursing strives to prepare community-oriented nurses that can provide excellent, patient-centered care in diverse settings. They also place emphasis on laboratory and clinical learning environments to stimulate student education and to increase outcomes. The program's facility features highly technical simulation and skills laboratories, and provides students with professional career preparation through nursing seminar classes and Student Nurses Association memberships.

Graduates of their ADN program are eligible and well-prepared to write the NCLEX-RN examination. The college also offers summer sessions for students who want to fulfill their curriculum requirements during the summer months. Students may enroll twice a year, in the fall and in the spring.

 

 

#9 Associate Degree in Nursing

Mississippi Delta Community College

97.85% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • Hwy 3 and Cherry St, Moorhead, MS - 38761
  • (662) 246-6322
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 97.85%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 97
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $3,140
  • Book and Supplies: $1,400
  • Percent Received Aid: 94%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,125
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 34%

Mississippi Delta Community College is a public community college with its main campus in Moorhead, Mississippi. The Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN) was introduced and established in 1964.

Their program places emphasis on preparing well-rounded, professional nurses who are able to deliver quality care in a variety of health care settings. These settings may include adult medical-surgical units, intensive care, pediatrics, gerontology, psychiatry, oncology, orthopedics, emergency care, cardiovascular, neurology, and education. MDCC emphasizes the importance of a supportive and collaborative community that is inclusive and respectful of different backgrounds. This inclusivity extends to patient care; graduates are prepared to accommodate the needs of diverse patient populations.

Alongside the significant exposure students will have to environments in which nurses practice, MDCC’s program emphasizes the many roles a nurse often takes on within these settings, including that of a caregiver, advocate, educator, communicator, and manager of care. Mississippi Delta Community College’s ADN program is ACEN accredited, and students may enroll once a year in the fall semester.

#10 Associate Degree in Nursing

East Central Community College

97.34% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 15738 Highway 15, Decatur, MS - 39327-0129
  • (601) 635-2111
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 97.34%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 85
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $3,150
  • Book and Supplies: $1,480
  • Percent Received Aid: 96%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $6,039
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 37%

East Central Community College is located in Decatur, Mississippi, and serves a five-county district: Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott and Winston counties. It opened in September 1928. ECCC offers an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program, which is ACEN accredited.

ECCC's program combines nursing theory with the knowledge, skills, and cultural awareness necessary to deliver quality care in a complex society. ECCC's program further places a strong focus on local healthcare needs within the rural surroundings of East Central Mississippi. Students are prepared to provide and manage care for individuals and groups in a variety of health care settings.

The core concepts that the program instills in its students are vast, including patient-centered care and professionalism, as well as communication techniques to facilitate healthy and collaborative environments. ECCC's ADN program aims to prepare students for leadership roles, and arms them with a solid foundation in systems-based practice, informatics, quality improvement methods, and evidenced based practice. The program offers comprehensive preparation for the NCLEX exam, as well as tailored education that corresponds with local health care trends and demands. ECCC’s ADN program admits students once annually in the fall.

#11 Associate Degree in Nursing

Jones County Junior College

97.24% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 900 South Court Street, Ellisville, MS - 39437
  • (601) 477-4000
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 97.24%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 125
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $3,870
  • Book and Supplies: $900
  • Percent Received Aid: 89%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,254
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 36%

Jones County Junior College is a public community college in Ellisville, Mississippi. They offer an ACEN accredited ADN program that consists of a blend of nursing and non-nursing courses and prepares students for the NCLEX examination, in addition to the demands of our healthcare systems. The curriculum incorporates courses in the humanities, biological, and social sciences, which cultivates a comprehensive knowledge base. The interdisciplinary academic grounding of JCJC's ADN program aims to prepare nurses who have a comprehensive foundation of knowledge, by which they can provide high quality care that considers the patient's needs and future outcomes.

Faculty within the nursing division teach through the use of various methods, such as lectures, demonstrations, discussions, projects, and multi-media coursework. JCJC also offers an LPN to RN bridge program, designed for Licensed Practical Nurses who are seeking advanced, and thereby accelerated, placement in the ADN program. Students are able to enroll at Jones County Junior College twice a year, in the fall and in the spring.

#12 Associate Degree in Nursing

Pearl River Community College

96.80% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 101 Hwy 11 N, Poplarville, MS - 39470
  • (601) 403-1000
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 96.80%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 172
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $3,500
  • Book and Supplies: $1,300
  • Percent Received Aid: 95%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $6,233
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 38%

Pearl River Community College is located in Poplarville, MS and is a public institution. The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is ACEN accredited, and aims to equip graduates with the knowledge necessary before embarking on a satisfying career as a registered nurse.

Students may enroll each fall and spring semester, though there are two options for completion. The traditional option spans over the course of four semesters in length. Those seeking an LPN to ADN track can opt for a single part-time semester in combination with two traditional semesters. The curriculum focuses on a combination of nursing and general educational courses. Alongside theory-based coursework, students will apply these principles hands-on in Pearl River's simulation and skills lab, as well as in a variety of healthcare agencies. Once the curriculum has been completed, students will be well prepared for the NCLEX exam to become a registered nurse. Pearl River boasts a student-centered environment and a dedicated faculty that challenges aspiring nurses to succeed.

#13 Associate Degree in Nursing

Holmes Community College

96.55% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • #1 Hill St, Goodman, MS - 39079
  • (662) 472-2312
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 96.55%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 136
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $3,510
  • Book and Supplies: $2,400
  • Percent Received Aid: 94%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,510
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 41%

Holmes Community College is a public school in Goodman, MS. The school offers an ACEN accredited ADN program as well as an LPN-RN track.

The ADN program is a two-year track that aims to prepare students for nursing roles in a variety of healthcare settings. With a balance of general education, nursing theory, and clinical experience, the program provides comprehensive preparation for students to meet the expanding and evolving healthcare demands of the community. Graduates that meet the requirements of the State Board of Nursing are eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. Holmes' ADN program is accredited by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning of Mississippi in addition to the aforementioned ACEN accreditation.

The program focuses on two pillars, the first one being to ensure competency, as in the understanding of a nurse’s commitment to ethical and scientific principles alongside the excellent performance of specific tasks. The second pillar is grounded in equality, with a mission to provide equal access for traditional and nontraditional students. Students may enroll in the fall or in the spring.

#14 Associate Degree in Nursing

Meridian Community College

95.78% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 910 Hwy 19 N, Meridian, MS - 39307-5801
  • (601) 483-8241
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 95.78%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 121
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $3,574
  • Book and Supplies: $2,000
  • Percent Received Aid: 91%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $4,110
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 31%

Meridian Community College is a public community college in Meridian, Mississippi that first opened its doors in 1937. They offer an ACEN accredited ADN program that provides students with the intellectual and practical development necessary for a successful career in health care. For LPNs and Paramedics, MCC has an accelerated ADN track, which moves them through the curriculum in three semesters rather than four.

MCC’s program is designed for those seeking a path towards a career as a registered nurse. Upon completion of the program's requirements, students will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree and are eligible to apply and take the NCLEX exam.

The program combines nursing courses with general education courses, along with hands-on clinical experience. MCC's ADN curriculum combines traditional learning with laboratory exercises and clinical experience in affiliated hospitals. Students may enroll in both the fall and the spring and must attend full-time (12 or more semester credit hours) unless admitted into the part-time program.

#15 Associate Degree in Nursing

Hinds Community College

94.37% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 608 Hinds Boulevard, Raymond, MS - 39154
  • (601) 857-5261
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 94.37%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 426
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $3,750
  • Book and Supplies: $1,360
  • Percent Received Aid: 94%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $5,042
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: 39%

Hinds Community College is a community college located in Raymond, MS. The college first opened its doors in 1917 as a small agricultural high school. But today, Hinds Community College has 12,000 students in attendance and has grown into the largest community college in the state.

HCC offers a 2-year ADN program that prepares its students for nursing roles in diverse settings. Areas of focus are professional behaviors, communication, assessment, clinical decision making, caring interventions, teaching and learning, collaboration and managing care. For those who are Licensed Practical Nurses, there is a transitional option offered by HCC as well. The transitional option works with the schedules of its students to ensure they can retain their employment while furthering their education.

The program places emphasis on the ability to adapt to various health care settings, as well as the ability to take care of a diversity of populations. Students may enroll into the program in the fall and in the spring.

#16 Associate Degree in Nursing

Alcorn State University

Alcorn State University

93.65% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 1000 ASU Dr Ste 359, Alcorn State, MS - 39096-7500
  • (601) 877-6100
Nurse Admin: Shirley Evers-Manly, PhD
Title: Interim Dean
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 93.65%
  • Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor, MSN, Post Master's NP Certificate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 152
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,606
  • Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Percent Received Aid: 100%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $10,737
  • Percent Admitted: 38%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 16%
  • Graduation Rate: 45%

Alcorn State University’s nursing department was founded in 1977 and is located in Lorman, MS. They offer an ADN program, a BSN program, as well as an MSN program. All of ASU's nursing degrees are ACEN accredited and rooted in a three-pillared foundation of scholarship, teaching, and service. The faculty at ASU is committed to fostering a tight-knit community of scholars and experts, supporting students each step of the way.

There is further emphasis on the interdisciplinary nature of the nursing role, which ASU views as both a science and an art. Students will build their education up from the humanities as well as psychological and sociological coursework before delving into nursing theory and science. ASU's campus community is vibrant and diverse, offering a collaborative environment to maximize learning and professional outcomes. Students can enroll into ASU's nursing programs in the fall, spring, or summer semesters.

Best BSN Programs in Mississippi

#1 Bachelor of Science in Nursing

University of Mississippi Medical Center

School of Nursing

97.09% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 2500 N State St, Jackson, MS - 39216-4505
  • 6019841000
Nurse Admin: Tina Martin, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
Title: Interim Dean
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 97.09%
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Accelerated BSN, APRN Certificate, Bachelor, BSN to DNP, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate, RN to MSN

University Information

  • Total Faculty:
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: N/A
  • Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Percent Received Aid: N/A
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: N/A
  • Percent Admitted: N/A
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: N/A
  • Graduation Rate: N/A

#2 Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Mississippi College

School of Nursing

94.98% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 200 South Capitol Street, Clinton, MS - 39058
  • (601) 925-3000
Nurse Admin: Kimberly J. Sharp, PhD, RN
Title: Dean
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 94.98%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 200
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,500
  • Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Percent Received Aid: 100%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $13,820
  • Percent Admitted: 29%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 57%
  • Graduation Rate: 65%

#3 Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Mississippi University for Women

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

93.75% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 1100 College Street, Columbus, MS - 39701
  • (662) 329-4750
Nurse Admin: Brandy Houlk Carmon, EdD, RN-BSN
Title: Dean
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (A) 93.75%
  • Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: APRN Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, BSN to DNP, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 143
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,600
  • Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Percent Received Aid: 99%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $6,221
  • Percent Admitted: 99%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 37%
  • Graduation Rate: 46%

#4 Bachelor of Science in Nursing

University of Southern Mississippi

College of Nursing

88.66% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 118 College Drive # 0001, Hattiesburg, MS - 39406-0001
  • (601) 266-1000
Nurse Admin: Lachel Story, PhD, RN
Title: Dean and Professor
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 88.66%
  • Programs: Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: APRN Certificate, Bachelor, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate, RN to MSN

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 680
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $9,204
  • Book and Supplies: $1,400
  • Percent Received Aid: 94%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $8,102
  • Percent Admitted: 96%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 18%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%

#5 Bachelor of Science in Nursing

William Carey University

Joseph and Nancy Fail School of Nursing

88.57% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 710 William Carey Parkway, Hattiesburg, MS - 39401
  • (601) 318-6051
Nurse Admin: Alicia Newell, PhD, RN, CNE
Title: Dean, Associate Professor
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 88.57%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Bachelor, MSN

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 211
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,900
  • Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Percent Received Aid: 97%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $8,467
  • Percent Admitted: 55%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 48%
  • Graduation Rate: N/A

#6 Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Alcorn State University

Alcorn State University

88.13% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 1000 ASU Dr Ste 359, Alcorn State, MS - 39096-7500
  • (601) 877-6100
Nurse Admin: Shirley Evers-Manly, PhD
Title: Interim Dean
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 88.13%
  • Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor, MSN, Post Master's NP Certificate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 152
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,606
  • Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Percent Received Aid: 100%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $10,737
  • Percent Admitted: 38%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 16%
  • Graduation Rate: 45%

#7 Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Delta State University

Robert E. Smith School of Nursing

87.25% 3-Year
Pass Rate
  • 1003 W Sunflower Road, Cleveland, MS - 38733
  • (662) 846-3000
Nurse Admin: Vicki Bingham, PhD, RN
Title: Dean
  • NCLEX Passing Rate: (B) 87.25%
  • Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nursing
  • Award Levels: APRN Certificate, Bachelor, BSN to DNP, MSN, MSN to DNP, Post Master's NP Certificate

University Information

  • Total Faculty: 146
  • In-State Undergraduate Tuition: $1,500
  • Book and Supplies: N/A
  • Percent Received Aid: 96%
  • Average Grant or Scholarship: $6,946
  • Percent Admitted: 100%
  • Percent Admitted who Enrolled: 37%
  • Graduation Rate: 39%

About RN Programs in Mississippi

  • There are 24 nursing schools in Mississippi. The CCNE accredits 7 nursing schools and the ACEN accredits 20 schools in Mississippi.
  • Typically, an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) will take between 18 to 24 months to complete, and a Bachelor Degree in Nursing (BSN) will take about 4 years to complete.
  • The average NCLEX passing rate range for ADN students in Mississippi is between 93.65% and 100.00%.
  • The average NCLEX passing rate range for BSN students in Mississippi is between 87.25% and 97.09%.
  • The average annual salary for registered nurses is between $52,080 to $111,220 a year.
  • Registered Nurses (RN) throughout the country and in Mississippi can expect a favorable job growth of 15 percent from 2016 to 2026 which much faster than the average for all occupations.

Nursing students can transition from an Associate Degree in Nursing or RN diploma to a Bachelors of Science in Nursing at a variety of schools in Mississippi. There is a wide array of options available to help nurses find the best program possible for them. Options available may include: mortar colleges, online courses, and a combination of the two. Nursing programs in Mississippi build on previous knowledge by adding higher-level theory, assessment, practice, and leadership concepts to the curriculum. Nurses care for all age ranges and in many different settings. Flexibility is an essential skill for a Bachelor’s prepared nurse.

Hospitals are slowly beginning to require nursed to have a BSN, which has created a large amount of registered nurses seeking out higher education. There are many nurse who raising questions about funding which includes scholarships and financial aid opportunities. Some hospitals will provide tuition reimbursement for working nurses. It is critical that nurses choose the right program so it is recommended that nurses request information from multiple schools.

RN Programs Offered by Mississippi Schools

  • Registered Nursing: 22
  • Family Nurse Practitioner: 5
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: 4
  • Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner: 2
  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: 1
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner: 1
  • Nursing Administration: 1
  • Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing: 1
  • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner: 1

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Mississippi RN Program Comparisons: ADN vs BSN

Compare RN Programs ADN BSN
Number of Nursing Programs 17 7
Average NCLEX Passing Rate 97.63% 91.20%
NCLEX Passing Rate Range 93.65% to 100.00% 87.25% to 97.09%

Become a Nurse Practitioner in Mississippi

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Become APRN in Mississippi

RNs who wish to become advanced practice registered nurses will want to pursue any number of avenues to earn Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. Earning a Master of Science in Nursing consists of graduate-level coursework and clinical practice for those nurses who wish to direct patient roles such as a nurse practitioner. You can also pursue indirect patient roles such as teaching or leadership roles, or become involved in policy, state-wide health initiatives or community engagement. There are many clinical and non-clinical avenues that an RN with MSN can pursue.

Learn about Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Degree.

RN Licensing Requirements in Mississippi

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Massachusetts State Board of Nursing

Board of Registration in Nursing
239 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 973-0900 

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