Mississippi College

Denise Ferriss

Welcome to my homepage. I have been at MC teaching nursing since January, 1998.  I really enjoy the work I do and the people I work with.  It is so rewarding to see my former students "all grown up" working as nurses and to realize that I played a small part in helping them realize their dream.


About Me

I am married to Micheal Ferriss since 1975, and we have lived in Clinton since 1979.  He has a small animal veterinary practice in Clinton.  We have 5 children, mostly grown.  Beth Durham (husband Davy)-both MC grads--have 3 darling daughters--Lily (7), Junie (5), and Bonnie (3); Patrick, a resident in Emergency Medicine at UMC with a precious son, Jackson (4) (can you tell I love my grandkids!?); Katie Bullock (husband Joel) graduated from MC School of Nursing and is currently working on a telemetry floor at UMC; Christopher a biology major here at MC; and Natalie a freshman at Hinds Community College in early childhood education.  We are members of Morrison Heights Baptist Church. I sing in the Celebration Choir (at least I make a joyful noise!)
I received my undergraduate education courtesy of Uncle Sam during the Vietnam era (the end of it), and served as an Army nurse for 4 years.  Following my discharge, I joined the Mississippi Army National Guard where I stayed for the next 24 years, retiring in 2003.
I am a member of the Mississippi Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association as well as the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society.


BSN: University of Maryland, 1975

MSN: Mississippi University for Women, 1996

Class Schedule

Spring 2011

  • NUR 414 - Nursing Theory III
    Mondays & Tuesdays, TBA, Cockroft-136
  • NUR 416 - Nursing Clinical III
    Wed, Thurs, Fri, TBA, Mississippi Baptist Medical Center
  • NUR 343 - Pharmacology
    Mondays, 8-1, Cockroft