School of Nursing

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, Tradition, MS) and one off campus site (Slidell, LA).

The Mississippi Campuses are fully accredited by 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 Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), to award bachelor, master’s, and PhD. 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 PhD. 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. PhD. 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.

Spring 2015 Class:

Application for admission to the School of Nursing for Spring 2015 deadline – August 20, 2014
TEAS registration – August 20, 2014
TEAS dates - September 8-12, 2014

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Thursday, July 30, 2015
“Actions, not words” was not only the annual theme for William Carey University as a whole; it was also a call to action for 11 Carey nursing students.