W-ALERT: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response & Information

Updated June 26, 2020 - As the situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) rapidly evolves, the most up-to-date information will be posted on the Coronavirus Information site

Update June 26, 2020: Campus Renewal Task Force modified employee normal operations date. Added to COVID-19 Campus Update.

To exercise caution, well-being and the prevention of the potential spreading of the Coronavirus, until further notice, all classes will be taught online and via other alternative instructional methods.

RN to BSN Badge

COLUMBUS, Miss— Mississippi University for Women tops the list of the best RN to BSN programs in a recent online ranking.

Ranking No. 1 for the “2020 Best Online RN to BSN Programs in Mississippi,” Registerednursing.org highlighted The W’s low tuition and fees, flat-fee tuition and high NCLEX-RN pass rate.

“The Mississippi University for Women’s online RN-to-BSN program gives Licensed Registered Nurses a trusted, tested way to accelerate their careers. Recognized for both excellence and affordability, the RN-to-BSN program can be completed in a fully online format. Clinical experiences are woven into the online curriculum for immediate absorption by students. Coursework focuses on evidence-based practice, health assessment, community nursing practice, and leadership,” stated Registerednursing.org.  

The W’s RN-to-BSN Advanced Placement Option offers a flat-rate $10,000 tuition to complete the program. The tuition includes online course fees, capital improvement fees and eliminates out-of-state fees.

“We are so pleased to have received this wonderful acknowledgment of the hard work and dedication of the faculty, staff and students for a second year. We believe that we have found the best combination that will allow nurses from across the state and beyond to receive a baccalaureate degree in nursing while working full time,” said Dr. Tammie McCoy, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

“Our students and graduates have shown great resilience during this pandemic. They have stepped up to provide care to the sickest of the sick and have done so with caring and compassion that makes me so proud to know them. In this Year of the Nurse, this ranking helps affirm that The W goes above and beyond to enhance the health outcomes of the patients that are served.”

According to the site, registered nurses with a BSN generally find that they are eligible for more jobs and earn a higher salary than those with lower degrees. Aside from this, a BSN affords nurses a chance for growth within their current jobs and can lead to more responsibility in the healthcare setting. RNs also find that additional education leads to greater patient care and outcomes, which is a highly rewarding experience.

Registerednursing.org cited that NCLEX-RN pass rates are one of the best ways to determine a nursing program's student preparedness. Of the top-ranked schools, The W was the only university to host both an associate of science in nursing and bachelor of science in nursing program.

Registerednursing.org looks to promote excellence in nursing through enabling future and current nurses with the education and employment resources they need to succeed.

May 20, 2020
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