Nursing Students

COLUMBUS, Miss. – For today’s students, an affordable and quality education is the top priority. Best Master of Science in Nursing has found Mississippi University of Women’s RN-BSN program ranks as one of the best in the nation in both categories. 


“It is an honor for our RN-BSN Program to be recognized nationally for the quality education provided to our students.  There are approximately 700 accredited RN-BSN Programs in the United States so this recognition is a great tribute to the quality of our nursing programs,” said Dr. Shelia Adams, dean of the College of Nursing and Speech-Language Pathology.

Best Master of Science in Nursing ranked The W’s RN-BSN program #10 in the 50 Most Affordable Competitive Colleges for Online RN-BSN Degrees in the US and #4 in the 30 Great Small Colleges for an RN-BSN Degree in the United States. 

To rank the affordability of the programs, the website examined three major categories--accreditation, tuition rates and number of applicants. A total of 76 schools across the nation were reviewed.  To rank the best small colleges, universities and colleges with less than 3,000 students were examined. The listing was produced based on the percentage of students admitted, as well as affordability.

Adams added, “Our RN-BSN Program equips today’s nurses with the skills and knowledge needed to deliver the superior level of care needed in today’s complex healthcare system. Our RN-BSN program focuses on professional development, skill building and cultural awareness.” 

The mission of is to provide high-quality information to help the public make the best decision for their nursing career. The site offers university and college rankings based on affordability, degrees and program type while also providing scholarship opportunities, career resources and info graphics.  

Adams attributed the success of the RN-BSN program to Dr. Tammie McCoy, BSN department chair, and the faculty teaching in the RN-BSN program who are committed to excellence in the program and do an exceptional job working with these students.

The W’s RN-BSN Advanced Placement Option is designed for the working registered nurse who is interested in a flexible learning option to obtain a baccalaureate degree. The W offers both a partial distance option and total distance option based on the student’s needs. The RN-BSN Advanced Placement Option is housed at The W's Tupelo Campus.

“The Institute of Medicine Report said that 80 percent of registered nurses needed to have baccalaureate degrees in nursing by the year 2020.  Our RN-BSN Program is helping to meet that goal,” said Adams.

For more information on The W’s RN-BSN Advance Placement Option visit:




Aug. 04, 2015

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Dept. of Baccalaureate Nursing

Dr. Maria Scott

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