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Mississippi Collge to offer graduate degree in nursing

March 2, 2019

CLINTON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi College has received authorization to begin a new master’s program in nursing.

The State College Board granted its approval Feb. 21 for the school to proceed. The first graduate students would enroll in late August.

School officials say the Clinical Nurse Leader program trains professionals to practice across the spectrum of care in today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment. School of Nursing Dean Kimberly Sharp says the new degree is designed for students who have a BSN and a current RN license.

The program’s approval comes when Mississippi College nursing enrollment is enjoying dramatic increases. There were 367 nursing undergraduates in 2014, compared to 489 in 2017 and a record 524 last year.

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