Bill & Jo-Ann Vandergriff
College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Nationally Recognized

Find out why The W's healthcare graduates are so sought after by employers

The College offers the following degree programs: Associate of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Health Education, Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Nursing, Public Health Education, or Speech-Language Pathology, Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Nursing or Speech Language Pathology, and Doctor of Nursing Practice. The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology offers options in Exercise Science or Health Professions. The undergraduate Public Health Education program also offers a concentration in Healthcare Navigator. Minors are available in Exercise Science and Public Health Education.

Students and graduates have received numerous local, state and national awards and recognition 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.

Male nursing student stands in front of Martin Hall

Nationally Accredited

The Associate of Science in Nursing, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Master of Science in Nursing, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs all hold state accreditation from the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211; 601-432-6486, http://www.ihl.state.ms.us). The Associate of Science in Nursing Program also is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN, 3390 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326. 404-975-5000, or via the web at http://www.acenursing,org). The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Master of Science in Nursing, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs also are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (https://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Program is nationally accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The graduate program has a distinguished reputation and prepares individuals to work in any setting where speech-language pathologists are employed. Graduate have enjoyed a 100% employment rate as well as high pass rates on the national exams.

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Vandergriff College of Nursing and Health Sciences Purpose Statement

The mission of the Bill &Jo-Ann Vandergriff College of Nursing and Health Sciences is reflected in the mission, philosophies and outcomes of each program. The college provides high quality undergraduate and graduate professional programs in nursing, speech-language pathology, public health education, and kinesiology. Classes are small, emphasizing a personalized learning environment that prepares graduates for competitive professional careers or graduate school. This mission is directly related to the University’s mission to provide high quality undergraduate and graduate education in a variety of liberal arts and professional programs.

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