May 21, 2022  
2011-2012 Graduate Bulletin 
2011-2012 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Nursing and Speech-Language Pathology

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Sheila V. Adams, Dean

Purpose Statement

The purposes of the College of Nursing and Speech-Language Pathology are reflected in the philosophies and outcomes of each program. The college provides high quality graduate professional programs in nursing and speech-language pathology. Classes are small, emphasizing a personalized learning environment that prepares graduates for competitive professional careers at the master’s level or admission to doctoral programs. These purposes are directly related to the University’s mission to provide high quality graduate education in a variety of professional programs. 

The College of Nursing and Speech-Language Pathology offers graduate programs in nursing and in speech-language pathology.

Department of Nursing

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Nursing programs is to provide education that prepares nurses for several levels of practice. Preparation is offered at the associate, baccalaureate, and master’s levels in a personalized and stimulating environment conducive to strong academic and leadership preparation, community service, achievement of clinical expertise, and life-long learning. As a part of the educational process, students develop an awareness of gender-related issues and multicultural diversity. The purpose relates to the Mission of the University by providing professional education for several levels of students with an emphasis on academic and leadership preparation for women and men in a personalized environment. The purpose, philosophies, and outcomes of the department and the three programs are consonant with the purpose and aims of the University and are derived from the faculty’s beliefs about the nature of education and nursing practice. Information on the undergraduate nursing programs is in the MUW Undergraduate Bulletin.  Information on comparison of expenses and fees with other Mississippi Nursing Schools can be found in Nursing Education Opportunities in Mississippi at the web site .


The Master of Science in Nursing Program has state accreditation from the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211; 601-432-6486, In addition, it has national accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC, 20036-1120. 1-404-975-5000, or via the web at


The MSN program courses are taught on the Columbus campus of Mississippi University for Women in Martin Hall. Graduate nursing students clinical experiences are individually established as close as possible to the student’s home. Students are not guaranteed an assignment in any one clinical area.

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