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.



The School of Nursing is devoted to meeting the health care needs of diverse individuals, families, and communities at local, state, and national levels through teaching, scholarship, and community service. The School of Nursing is committed to providing unique and enriching educational experiences that will prepare competent entry-level and advanced practice nurses who will assume varied roles in health care settings and who will actively participate in the application and development of research.


Alcorn State University School of Nursing shall become a comprehensive center of excellence in education, service and research:

  • characterized by culturally sensitive and caring attitudes among a community of diverse students, faculty and staff
  • dedicated to the preparation of holistic practitioners, educators, and leaders to implement concepts of self-care in local, global and rural communities.


School of Nursing graduates have gone on to hold positions such as:

  • Director of licensure and practice of the Mississippi Board of Nursing
  • Nurse anesthetist
  • Nursing faculty
  • Clinical staff nurse
  • Nurse managers
  • Owner of home health/hospice agency
  • Owner of rural health clinics in under-served area
  • Provider of community services such as health fairs