Academics

Cora S. Balmat School of Nursing


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Located at Alcorn State University’s Natchez Campus, the School of Nursing has a proud tradition of graduating caring, professional nurses who make a difference in their communities, and beyond. As an Alcorn student, you’ll learn that nursing is both an art and a science. You’ll combine practical, fact-based knowledge and skills with the ability to care for all aspects of a client's physical, social, and psychological.

The School of Nursing offers program for every student level. Our associate degree program prepares you to become a registered nurse, and bachelor’s degree programs are available both for current nurses and for those new to nursing. Our master’s degree and post-master’s certificate programs focus on the fields of nurse practitioner and nurse educator.

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Mission

Through teaching, scholarship, and service, the School of Nursing provides comprehensive nursing programs that prepare nurses with the capacity to advance the health and well-being of diverse populations.  From an undergraduate perspective, study is designed to prepare nurses with awareness for intellectual inquiry for entry-level practice.  Graduate study is designed to prepare scholarly nurse specialists with the capacity to assume advanced nursing roles in practice, teaching and research.

By fostering a culture of excellence, innovation and intellectual rigor faculty, staff, and students embrace the core values of holism, integrity, professionalism, diversity, accountability, competence, and leadership in the transformation of the healthcare landscape.  Through collaboration and a process of engagement, faculty, staff, and students within the School of Nursing serve the university, the community, practice environments, and the nursing profession.  Scholarly activities address vulnerable and underserved populations; health promotion, maintenance and restoration; and nursing education.

VISION

The vision of the School of Nursing is to achieve national prominence as a leader of excellence in nursing education, nursing practice, and nursing research.

VALUES

 Holism, integrity, professionalism, diversity, accountability, competence, leadership, service, and collaboration.



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Events

Mon Apr 20

Last Day to Officially Withdraw from the University

Mon Apr 20

Registration for Fall Term Begins

Mon Apr 27

Final Examinations for Graduating Seniors

Thru: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Thu Apr 30

Posting of Grades for Graduates due in the Office of Graduate Studies (6:00 p.m.)

Thu Apr 30

Posting of Grades for Graduating Seniors Due in Registrar's Office (6:00 p.m.)

Mon May 04

Final Examinations for Undergraduate Students

Thru: Friday, May 8, 2015
Sat May 09

Commencement (8:30 a.m.)

Sat May 09

Residence Halls Close

Mon May 11

Posting of Grades Due in the Registrar's Office (12:00 noon)

Mon May 18

ACT Residual (8:30 a.m.)

Thru: Friday, May 22, 2015