Organization and Administration
The dean is the chief administrative officer of the College of Nursing and Health Professions and is responsible for its operation and relations with all stakeholders. Associate deans and assistants to the dean coordinate curriculum, research, external relations and a variety of administrative matters.
The academic units comprising the College of Nursing and Health Professions include the School of Health Professions, the School of Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice, the School of Professional Nursing Practice, and the School of Speech and Hearing Sciences.
The college offers undergraduate and graduate academic programs consistent with its mission statement. Since curricular requirements vary for each major, students desiring degrees from the College of Nursing and Health Professions should follow the course plan outlined for each degree.
Some programs within the college must meet criteria of accrediting agencies and thus may have additional application procedures or admission requirements beyond those of the University. Some programs within the college also require students to have professional liability insurance purchased through fees assessed each semester by the University. Please consult with coordinators of the individual programs to obtain specific information.
Clinical and field experiences may require a criminal background check. A felony conviction may disqualify a candidate from participating in clinical experiences. A felony conviction may also disqualify a candidate from licensure. For additional information, contact the school that houses the program. Any fees incurred are the responsibility of the candidate.
The College of Nursing and Health Professions nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Board of Trustees of Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. The College of Nursing and Health Professions athletic training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), the kinesiotherapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), and the public health programs are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
See College of Nursing and Health Professions Schools and Programs