Dr. Kimberly Sharp, Dean
I am delighted to welcome you to the Mississippi College School of Nursing website, and I hope that you will begin to explore the links to many of the resources available on campus and in our beautiful community. We are eager to partner with you as you consider beginning a career in nursing or perhaps going on to extend your professional portfolio. Never has there been a more compelling time for the growth of the nursing profession!
The School of Nursing is poised for growth and has close to 2000 nursing alumni in the wider community. Established in 1969 with its first graduating class in 1973, nursing is intrinsic to the mission and ministry of the college. And as nursing moves into avenues of learning and embraces the realities of nursing in a fast-paced clinical environment, students need to learn where to seek sources of information that will inform best practice and critical thinking. Nurses of the 21st century cannot be passive recipients of knowledge; they must be accountable for their own outcomes.
At Mississippi College we seek to help students prioritize how best to invest their time, energy and focus in their studies and in their clinical practice. The goal is for students to graduate with confidence and competence so they can be excellent practitioners in their care of patients. At the end of the day it is not really about students, it is about the ones we serve…our patients!
Is Mississippi College right for you? Look around online, give us a call or come visit. We want to help you see how you can use your gifts in the ministry of nursing. Don’t see exactly what you need…we have new program opportunities that are currently under development so let us share our enthusiasm with you about how we are continuing to grow. We want MC to be the right place for you!
“Today is mine. Tomorrow is none of my business. If I peer anxiously into the fog of the future, I will strain my spiritual eyes so that I will not see clearly what is required of me now.” (E. Elliott)