Today we're talking about one of MC's most popular departments: Nursing!
Now, understanding the nursing track can be a little tricky. To pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at MC, your college years are split in two halves. The first two years are called Pre-Nursing, where you take prerequisite classes for nursing school (Microbiology, Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology I & II) and other core classes required by Mississippi College.
The second two years are (drumroll please...) NURSING SCHOOL. The Nursing School at Mississippi College is one of the best in the state and is split into four semesters of rigorous training in nursing practice. Admission into Nursing School is through a competitive application process, but don't worry, it is more than worth it!
Once in nursing school, students take a total of 60 hours in the following courses:
- Research in nursing practice
- Health Assessment
- Community Health Nursing
My roommate for four years of college went through the nursing program and is now in her final semester! Watching her work through pre-requisites, her nursing school application, clinical, and form a bond with her nursing school class has been the coolest experience. Even though I'm not a nursing student, I have seen second-hand what the experience looks like, and although it is hard work, it is extremely rewarding.
Where many schools have to transfer their nursing students to a nursing school in another city mid-way through the program, MC has a nursing school on the Clinton campus. That way, nursing students can stay in one place for four years. The nursing program develops well-rounded students with skills in both the liberal arts as well as competent nursing practice. They are able to learn leadership, management, communication skills, technology, and health-related issues while giving Christian care to patients.
Once students complete the nursing program, they take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). The NCLEX pass rate at MC is 99.8%. In case you didn't know, that's really high, and practically guarantees excellent preparation for a professional career. MC has had over 1,500 nurses graduate from the program and are now working professionals.
To read more about how you will learn, what you will do, where you will go, and more insight into the overall experience, check out their website!
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