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2012-2013 Graduate Bulletin 
2012-2013 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Nursing

Katherine E. Nugent, Ph.D., Dean
Sandra B. Bishop, D.N.S., Associate Dean
118 College Drive #5095
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
(601) 266-5457

P. Anderson, S. Bishop, Boykins, Butts, Chatham, Coyne, S. Davis, Elliott, Gilmore, Harbaugh, Harrison, Masters, Nugent, Rich, V. Rogers, Story


The mission of the College of Health is to create, apply, and transmit expert knowledge, within and across the domains of its constituent disciplines, for the well-being and betterment of individuals, community, state, nation, and world.


The vision of the College of Health is advancing health and well-being through excellence and innovation in teaching, research and service.

Unit Description

The School of Nursing offers programs at three sites - Hattiesburg, the Gulf Coast, and Meridian. The director is responsible for the implementation of programs on all sites. There are campus advisors at Hattiesburg, Meridian, and the Gulf Coast who coordinate scheduling and student admission and advisement at these sites. The academic coordinator is responsible for admission of graduate students and graduate programs implementation.

Financial Assistance

Traineeships/scholarships may be available from federal and state funding sources depending on the selected area of study and availability of funding in any given year. Financial assistance also is available from the Financial Aid Office of the university. Funding resources are subject to change, and payback clauses may be part of the funding agreement.

Interdisciplinary Minor in Gerontology

The School of Nursing participates in the interdisciplinary gerontology minor offered with the College of Health. A designated faculty adviser in the school assists interested students in completing the requirements for that minor. Specific requirements and courses available for the minor can be found in the College of Health  section of this Bulletin.

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

The school collaborates with the College of Health offering a graduate certificate in gerontology for those who need additional or specialized training, but who do not wish to pursue a master’s degree, or for current Southern Miss graduate students who wish to receive more than a minor degree. A graduate certificate in gerontology will provide students and professionals an opportunity to broaden their theoretical knowledge of aging, the aged, and the policy-making process, keep abreast of changes in the field, meet new educational requirements for their jobs, or prepare for a new position. Specific requirements and courses available for the certificate are in the College of Health  section of this Bulletin.


Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Master of Science in Nursing


Office of the Dean College of Nursing

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Department of Systems Leadership and Health Outcomes

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Department of Advanced Practice

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