Meet the Dean
Dr. Mary Jean Padgett
Welcome to Mississippi College School of Nursing. I am pleased that you are interested in learning about our School of Nursing. I hope that as you visit our site, you will find answers to many of your questions. I further hope that you will be interested in visiting our campus and meeting our faculty and students.
The School of Nursing was established in 1969 and graduated its first class in 1973. There are now more than 1500 nurses who have graduated from this program. The School has a long history of preparing nurses who are excellent professional practitioners, with Christian Caring as the overarching concept guiding their practice. Our graduates are serving in a variety of professional career opportunities all across our country and some serving internationally. Many graduates serve in key leadership positions in a wide array of health agencies and in professional organizations.
This is an exciting time for nursing. Nursing is an exciting career that offers a wide choice of career opportunities and for graduate education. The Mississippi College School of Nursing strives to prepare graduates who are capable of engaging in professional nursing practice as a generalist, and who are prepared to pursue opportunities for lifelong, personal, and professional development.
The School of Nursing faculty believe that nursing is a profession that is a "calling" and an opportunity for you to minister to others through your professional practice. If you are looking for a program that offers educational excellence in a Christian environment, I believe that you will find our School of Nursing to be the place for you to pursue your career in professional nursing.