Welcome to the homepage of the Joseph and Nancy Fail School of Nursing at William Carey University. The SON has been in place for almost half a century and through its well-qualified faculty and staff offers programs of study on each of its two campuses (Hattiesburg, MS, and Tradition, MS) and one off campus site (New Orleans, LA).

The Mississippi Campuses are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Institutions of Higher Learning and the Louisiana Campus is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. William Carey University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges, to award bachelor, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees.

The primary goals and/or objectives of SON’s program of study are threefold: (a) the acquisition of the knowledge, skills, and abilities that are requisite to effective nursing care (b) the development of those critical, lifelong values, practices, and acumen that increase the likelihood of continuing success as a professional nurse and (c) the satisfaction of state/national licensure/certification requirements.

In order to actualize these goals, SON faculty and staff conscientiously provide students with excellent and innovative education programs, outstanding scholarship, and Christian commitment through example. The SON’s challenging baccalaureate or master's nursing curriculum embodies diverse teaching and learning opportunities for patient/client care experiences in the context of a well-balanced educational program. The program’s success is manifested in and through the accomplishments of SON’s graduates who consistently perform well on the national licensure examination, who are highly-valued by their employers, and who in large numbers hold management positions in their respective organizations. The Ph.D. Degree prepares graduates to develop undergraduate and graduate students who will be able to contribute to the health and well-being of diverse populations across the lifespan. Ph.D. graduates also acquire leadership skills to assume the role of administrators for nursing programs as well as upper level management roles in healthcare organizations.

As you prayerfully consider God’s will for your life, please feel free to contact us for further information regarding William Carey University and/or its' programs of study. Should you eventually be led to become part of our extended family, please be assured of our continued support as you face the challenges associated with SON’s rigorous nursing curriculum.

Hattiesburg Campus
WCU Box 8
710 William Carey Parkway
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(601) 318-6147

Tradition Campus
19640 Highway 67
Biloxi, MS 39532
(228) 702-1825

New Orleans
450 South Claiborne Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70133
(504) 671-6684



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Monday, September 18, 2017
William Carey University is ranked as having one of the nation’s most affordable online nursing programs.
Best Degree Programs ranked Carey’s online RN to BSN nursing program as #6 on the list of 30 most affordable programs at private universities.
Earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution often increases earning potential for registered nurses. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a 20 percent expected employment increase over the next five years, which means nurses with advanced degrees like a BSN will be in demand. 
“Many working registered nurses do not have time to return to the traditional classroom,” said Dr. Karen Sicard, dean of the Joseph and Nancy Fail School of Nursing. “Our RN-BSN program is completely online, making it convenient for working professionals who want to continue their education.”