Mississippi Registered Nursing Schools and Training Programs (RN Schools)

Career Information for Registered Nurses in Mississippi

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Registered nurses, also called RNs, provide patient care by administering medications, monitoring the health of patients and providing assistance during recovery. They also educate patients and their family members on medical conditions and home care treatments. Although most (60%) registered nurses are employed by hospitals, RNs can also be found in physicians' offices, home healthcare services, nursing care facilities and employment services.

Registered Nursing Schools in Mississippi

There are typically three educational paths to becoming a registered nurse--an associate degree in nursing (ADN), bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN) and diploma from a nursing program. Master's degrees in nursing are also available for those who want to become advanced practice nurses (i.e. clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners). A registered nursing program will give you both the classroom education and hands-on experience you need to become an RN. Registered nursing programs usually offer courses in health law and ethics, emergency medicine, anatomy, behavioral sciences and human physiology. RN schools in Mississippi can help you earn your degree. All states and the District of Columbia require that registered nursing students graduate from an approved program as well as pass a licensing examination. Other requirements, including continuing education credits, may be necessary so be sure to contact your state's board of nursing for more information. Enrolling at one of the many registered nursing schools in Mississippi is the first step to becoming a registered nurse.

Registered Nursing Salaries in Mississippi

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects RNs to see excellent job growth between 2008 and 2018, adding some 581,000 new jobs. Registered nurses held approximately 2.6 million jobs in 2008, making them the largest healthcare occupation. To join the 28,030 registered nurses in Mississippi, begin training at one of the many Mississippi RN schools. BLS states that in May 2009, RNs in Mississippi earned an annual median salary of $54,770. Within Mississippi, employment for registered nurses is highest in Jackson, the Gulfport area and Pascagoula

To start your career today, get more information from one of the following registered nursing schools in Mississippi.

Fast Facts for Registered Nurses in Mississippi

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Hattiesburg and Pascagoula
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Gulfport and Jackson
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Jackson and Gulfport

Salaries for Registered Nurses in Mississippi

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Jackson and Gulfport

Schools for Registered Nurses in Mississippi are listed below.

Selected Registered Nursing Schools in Mississippi

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A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration
  • Degrees: Master

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner, MS in Nursing, Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice) , more...
  • Degrees: Master

Nursing@Simmons, the innovative, online nursing degree program from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares Registered Nurses for the next stage of their careers.

You need to have a Bachelor’s degree and RN license to be qualified for this school.

  • Programs: MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Degrees: Master

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

  • Programs: Doctor of Education - Nursing Education
  • Degrees: Doctorate

Earn your Master's degree online from Norwich University.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing Online
  • Degrees: Master

Founded in 1872, Maryville University is a four-year, private university located in west St. Louis County.

  • Programs: Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP)-Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP), Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP)-Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)
  • Degrees: Doctorate, Master

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. 

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing
  • Degrees: Master

Work toward your degree online with University of Cincinnati Online.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing - Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse-Midwifery, Master of Science in Nursing - WomenÂ’s Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Degrees: Master

Wilkes University’s School of Nursing offers CCNE-accredited online degrees and certificate programs ideal for working health care professionals, instructed by experienced, respected faculty dedicated to mentoring and personalized support for every student.

  • Programs: M.S. with Major in Nursing - Nursing Informatics, RN to BS, RN to MS - Nursing Informatics, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor, Doctorate
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More Mississippi Registered Nursing Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Alcorn State University Alcorn State Masters 3,668
Coahoma Community College Clarksdale Associate 2,216
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wesson Associate 2,382
Delta State University Cleveland Doctorate 4,091
East Central Community College Decatur Associate 2,281
East Mississippi Community College Scooba Associate 4,012
Hinds Community College Raymond Associate 9,941
Holmes Community College Goodman Associate 5,107
Itawamba Community College Fulton Associate 5,871
Jones County Junior College Ellisville Associate 4,683
Meridian Community College Meridian Associate 3,543
Mississippi College Clinton Doctorate 4,467
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkinston Associate 8,860
Mississippi University for Women Columbus Masters 2,379
Northeast Mississippi Community College Booneville Associate 3,339
Northwest Mississippi Community College Senatobia Associate 7,097
Pearl River Community College Poplarville Associate 4,593
Southwest Mississippi Community College Summit Associate 1,843
University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson Doctorate 1,702
University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg Doctorate 14,592
William Carey University Hattiesburg Masters 2,678
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