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 programs for every student level. Our associate degree program prepares one to become a registered nurse, and the bachelor 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 an awareness for intellectual inquiry central to 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 2016-2017 Student Handbook

Alcorn State University School of Nursing Undergraduate Information Packet 2016

ASU Admission Criteria and Requirements for the Associate of Science in Nursing

ASU Admission Criteria and Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Core Performance Standards for Admission and Progression 







Fri Nov 11

University Clearance Begins

Mon Nov 14

Registration for Spring 2016 Semester Begins

Wed Nov 16

Last Day to Drop a Course by Any Means; End WP/WF

Wed Nov 16

Last Day to Withdraw from the University

Mon Nov 21

Fall Break for Students (NO CLASSES)

Thru: Friday, November 25, 2016
Thu Nov 24

Thanksgiving Holiday (University Closed)

Thru: Friday, November 25, 2016
Mon Nov 28

Senior Exams

Thru: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Thu Dec 01

ACT Residual Test & Placement Test (Over 21)

Thru: Sunday, December 4, 2016
Fri Dec 02

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

Mon Dec 05

Final Examinations

Thru: Thursday, December 8, 2016