Nursing Students

COLUMBUS, Miss.—Once again Mississippi University for Women’s nursing programs are ranked as the state’s top program and one of the best in the nation.


“We are honored to receive this recognition for the excellence of our nursing programs. Even during difficult times, our faculty and staff continue to be dedicated to maintaining the highest academic standards while assisting each student,” said Dr. Tammie McCoy, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. recently announced the sixth annual nursing school report ranking The W’s BSN and ADN programs No. 1 in Mississippi. The site evaluated the university’s ADN and BSN program’s first-time NCLEX-RN passing rates, the number of students taking the test and the program’s nursing accreditation awarding a 100 and 99.41 grade to the programs respectively.

McCoy said, “The W’s programs equip today’s nurses with the skills and knowledge needed to deliver the superior level of care needed in a complex healthcare system.”

To establish the rankings, the site evaluated the 17 ADN degree programs and seven BSN degree programs in Mississippi.  For the national ranking, the site evaluated over 1,700 nursing schools across the country on several factors including first-time NCLEX passing rates for the last three years, program accreditation, program offerings and more.

“When it comes to training some of the best nurses in the nation, Mississippi University for Women consistently exceeds in this regard. Their professors and staff produce some of the best prepared nurses in the nation as evidenced by their No. 1 ranking in NCLEX testing scores for the last three years. They are ranked No. 1 in Mississippi for both ADN and BSN scores. And nationwide, out of 1,700 colleges, they are No. 1 for ADN and No. 3 BSN students,” said Jeff Morrow, editor of

According to, nurses are the backbone of the healthcare system.  

Morrow added, “Preparing and educating compassionate and competent nurses is key to keeping our healthcare system healthy and vibrant for patients. More nurses are employed in the healthcare system than any other profession and as such, they have become the lifeblood of our system. Nurses are the first line of contact with patients, they keep communication and patient care flowing between all parties.”

For the last 10 years,’s team of nurse educators, nurse practitioners, RNs and LPNs have independently published with the mission to help educate the best nurses in the country by providing accurate and meaningful information about earning a nursing degree.

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Feb. 25, 2021
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