Cora S. Balmat School of Nursing


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.



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.


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.


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




Alcorn State University School of Nursing 2015-2016 Student Handbook

Alcorn State University School of Nursing 2015-2016 Emergency Procedures Handbook

ADDENDUM to the SON Undergraduate Student Hankbook 2015-2016 



Mon Nov 23

Fall Break for Students (NO CLASSES)

Thru: Friday, November 27, 2015
Thu Nov 26

Thanksgiving Holiday

Thru: Friday, November 27, 2015
Sun Nov 29

Residence Halls Open at NOON

Mon Nov 30

ACT Residual

Mon Nov 30

Placement Test

Tue Dec 01

ACT Residual Test

Thru: Friday, December 4, 2015
Tue Dec 01

Placement (Over 21) Test

Thru: Friday, December 4, 2015
Mon Dec 07

Final Examinations

Thru: Thursday, December 10, 2015
Fri Dec 11

Grades Due in Registrar's Office by 12:00 Noon

Fri Dec 11

Residence Halls Close