Message From Associate Deans

There has never been a more exciting time for the faculty and staff of the Joseph and Nancy Fail School of Nursing. We challenge prospective students to join us as we prepare professional nurses to provide high-quality healthcare within the global society and shape the future of the nursing.

The SON provides a number of programs to meet the needs of motivated adult learners. The established day pre-licensure program, which takes 18 months to complete, is offered on the Hattiesburg and Tradition campuses. The program integrates time-honored classroom and clinical environments with modern technologies and teaching–learning strategies to prepare graduates to successfully sit for the NCLEX-RN licensure examination. The RN-BSN program is designed to provide flexibility for diploma and associate degree registered nurses who desire to continue their formal education. The RN-BSN program is offered on both Mississippi campuses as well as the Louisiana (Slidell) off campus site. Graduates of the MSN and MSN/MBA programs are equipped with the knowledge and skills to take a leadership role in shaping the future of nursing education. The first class of Ph.D. in Nursing Education and Administration students will graduate in August 2014. These doctorally-prepared graduates will be prepared to assume leadership roles in organizations of nursing education as well as in healthcare facilities. The wide-range of programs in the SON are designed to meet the ever-changing healthcare needs in our global society.

On behalf of the faculty and staff, we would like to encourage you to explore educational opportunities offered by the Joseph and Nancy Fail School of Nursing.

Karen Sicard, RN, PhD(c)
Hattiesburg Campus and Louisiana Campuses

Bobbie Loveless, DNP, RN, CNE
Tradition Campus