Hi... Are you moving to MS??? Just curious.. My husband graduated from Mississippi State.... I am originally from MS.... There is a Univeristy about 30 mins from MS State called MUW (Mississippi University for Women) they have an ADN and Bachelors program... As far as community colleges I am not aware of any close to MS State... There is East Central CC in Decataur, MS ... Their website is www.eccc.cc.ms.us They have an ADN and LPN program.. I checked on the maps and it is 1 1/2hrs from Starkville/Mississippi State... To be honest your best bet would be MUW.... I went there for 3 semesters as a nursing major before I moved.... Feel free to PM me or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions... Oh yeah Muw web site is www.muw.edu
Aug 12, '02
Hi Ana. I'm in Pearl River county close to the Louisiana border and Pearl River Community College is supposed to have one of the best ADN programs in the state. That's what I hear, anyway.
Aug 14, '02
Hi there! thanks for the info. Nurs2b, my hubby is considering a job offer in MS. Although there is nothing for sure yet, I wanted to make sure they had a nursing program near the area. Your info was a great help!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH.
Aug 15, '02
If you are going to be in the Starkville area, then MUW MUW.edu will be your best bet. They have both ADN and BSN programs, and accept both men and women.
There are two types of nursing schools. The "Welcome to the nursing profession" and the "Boot Camp" varieties. I have seen the odd school that is a mixture of the two. Boot camp is simply an expression I use for a program that I think is more stressful that it needs to be. Other people may disagree. Most nursing schools are of the boot camp type, in my opinion. Hinds is too. It is an excellent program, and it produces great nurses. It is also a hard clinical program--I won't kid you there. Lots of competition.
The other type, the "welcome aboard" type of school is far more rare-- judging by posts by students on this board. At one such school with which I was acquainted, they referred to their first semester students as "baby bunnies." Mustn't stress the students too much.
Don't worry about Hinds. Good school. great NCLEX pass rate. You'll do fine.
Aug 16, '02
Thanks guys!! I don't know anything about MS, but would prefer something near Mississipi State University. Any recommendations on an area near by? What about the public school system? Any good? I have 2 small children, and that is an important factor to consider if we move or not. Your answers will be of great help. We are planning on going there by the end of this month. Any neighborhoods we should look at? Thanks.