Mississippi University for Women has been recognized as the leading institution for nursing education in the state, securing the top spot in the rankings for Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) programs by NursingProgress.org.

“We are honored with such impressive designations for our undergraduate programs. The faculty work tirelessly and diligently in all they do and are committed to our students, our programs, our university and our profession. It is an honor to watch them work and be a small part of the story of W Nursing,” said Dr. Brandy Larmon, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

NursingProcess.org ranked all of The W’s undergraduate nursing programs as No.1 in the state and additionally named the ASN (No.2), BSN (No.4) and RN-BSN (No.5) in the Best of the Southeast Region ranking in their respected category.

NursingProcess.org highlighted the programs’ practical learning options, affordable tuition and recognitions like being ranked among the top public universities in the southeast region by U.S. News and World Report.

Rankings were based on a variety of factors, including average NCLEX-RN first time pass rates, academic quality, affordability and reputation. The data required for the rankings was gathered from IPEDs, U.S. News & World Report, Niche, Grad Reports, Rate My Professors and the official school websites.

“Mississippi University for Women’s nursing education is aimed at developing enhanced critical thinking and leadership skills by delivering a curriculum that is a blend of liberal arts, behavioral and social science and nursing courses,” said NursingProcess.org when ranking the RN-to-BSN at the top for Mississippi.

The mission of NursingProcess.org is to be a nursing educational resource that provides information that is accurate, reliable and backed by extensive research.

The website states, “With over 2,000 nursing schools and several types of nursing programs, it can get overwhelming to choose the right educational path. With the main goal of simplifying the search, Nursingprocess.org was founded in 2011, bringing in state-wise nursing education and career information.”

Additionally, the Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), BSN and Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) programs were all ranked No. 1 in the state of Mississippi for 2022 by RegisteredNurse.org. The W’s RN to BSN program was ranked #17 in the Nation; Best in the South by Intelligent.com. Students and graduates have received numerous local, state and national awards and recognitions, including the National Spirit of Nursing Award, the National Pfizer Advanced Nurse Practitioner Award for exceptional contributions to health care and the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing Educator Award.

Rankings can be viewed at www.nursingprocess.org/rankings.

About The W

Located in historic Columbus, Mississippi, The W was founded in 1884 as the first state-supported college for women in the United States. Today, the university is home to 2,227 students in more than 70 majors and concentrations and has educated men for 40 years. The university is nationally recognized for low student debt, diversity and social mobility which empowers students to BE BOLD.

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