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Mississippi is a state in the southeastern United States. Located at the southernmost tip of the “Deep South” state, it is the 29th largest U.S. state at 48,434 square miles (125,482 square kilometers). It is bounded by Tennessee to the north, Alabama to the east, Louisiana to the south, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. Jackson is the state’s capital and largest city. The Mississippi River is naturally suitable for agriculture; its soil is rich and deep, and its landscape is crossed by many rivers.

Until the middle of the 20th century, the dominance of a rural and leisurely lifestyle prevented industrialization altogether. However, in 1940, manufacturing in Mississippi employed as many workers as farmworkers, and in 1990, about one-third of Mississippians were employed in manufacturing, while only one-tenth worked the land.

Mississippi is home to the first known settlement in what is now the United States. The first inhabitants of what is now the Mississippi River were people who came to North America from Asia through the Bering Strait, probably between 20,000 and 10,000 BC. Fossil skeletons uncovered during archaeological excavations in Holy Bluff on the Mississippi River in Warren County, Mississippi, suggest that some of these early hunters drove the mammoths to extinction.

New immigrants arrived in North America from Asia through the Bering Strait around 4000 BC. They are the ancestors of the American Indians, who spread eastward across the continent but are still connected to Asia by a huge land bridge called the Bering Land. This area, now the Bering Strait and the Chukchi Sea, was at its lowest point during the Pleistocene epoch (about 2,600,000 to 11,700 years ago). At the time, the strait was a land bridge across the Bering Strait, separating Asia from North America.

Mississippi culture is a Native American civilization characterized by mound buildings. Archaeological evidence, mainly the ruins of cities built by the Mississippians, suggests that the culture flourished from AD 800 to 1500.

It was located in the Mississippi Valley, mainly in what is now Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. The name Mississippi comes from the Ojibwa word misi-ziibi (“big river”).

Top RN Schools


1. University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg

The College of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Southern Mississippi is best known for its solid clinical education. The college is also beginning to build a reputation as a center for nursing research. It’s the only one out of all the nursing programs in Mississippi to offer a nurse anesthesia program. The college administers two children's initiatives: the DuBard School for Language Disorders and the Children's Center for Communication and Development. These initiatives provide meaningful services for parents whose children need assistance customizing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).

2. William Carey University, Biloxi

Located on William Carey University’s Tradition campus in Hattiesburg, MS, the Joseph and Nancy Fail School of Nursing educates nurses. The school focuses on training nurses who intend to practice in Mississippi, a state experiencing a nursing shortage crisis. In 2007, William Carey University launched a College of Osteopathic Medicine; NCU nursing students may benefit from opportunities to learn and work with their student physician colleagues. William Carey University is affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention. While the university is open to students of all religious affiliations, it embraces its Baptist heritage and one of its aims is to prepare students to see nursing as a Christian service. Students have the opportunity to learn diagnostic practices and bedside skills at a sophisticated Simulation and Technology Center.

3. Delta State University, Cleveland

The Robert E. Smith School of Nursing at Delta State University is another one of the nursing colleges in MS that’s focused upon preparing practitioners who will meet the health needs of Mississippi’s population. The school offers part-time study options to its nursing students, and also allows them to enroll in either the fall or in the spring. The City of Cleveland donated the 12,000-square-foot City Hospital building after it was shut down, and this is where the nursing school is housed today. Delta State is known for its commitment to high tech, so all the classrooms in the nursing building are equipped with sophisticated, interactive technologies.

4. Mississippi University for Women, Columbus

Mississippi University for Women is both a coeducational institution of higher learning and the first public women’s college in the United States. The school is ranked high as a veteran-friendly school, a top value among Southern regional universities and as one of two schools to offer two-year Associate of Science nursing degrees in MS. The other health science degrees the college offers include speech-language pathology, public health education, and kinesiology. The nursing program is housed in Martin Hall where each degree program—Associate, Baccalaureate and Master’s—occupies its own floor. The Nursing Skills Lab is located on the second floor of Martin Hall.

5. Alcorn State University, Natchez

Alcorn State University is a historically black college, and while the university is open to students of all races, its student body is predominantly African American. Although Alcorn State University offers several degree programs, the School of Nursing is the one most closely associated with nursing education in Mississippi. The Cora S. Balmat School of Nursing at Alcorn State University was founded in 1977 in response to the shortage of nurses throughout the Magnolia State. The school occupies a 47,000-square-foot building on a 10-acre lot in Natchez. In addition to classrooms and meeting spaces, the building also includes a Learning Resource Center and two seven-bed nursing skills laboratories that comply with National Science Foundation standards.

Source: https://www.nursingprocess.org/nursing-schools/mississippi/

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