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RESSON ranked top nursing school in Mississippi

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In a new ranking from RNtoBSNOnlineProgram.com, Delta State University’s Robert E. Smith School of Nursing came in as the No. 1 nursing school in the state of Mississippi.

To view the rankings of Mississippi nursing schools, visit https://www.rntobsnonlineprogram.com/best-nursing-schools-in-mississippi/.

Dr. Vicki Bingham, dean of RESSON, was thrilled with the top ranking.

“We are very excited to earn this No. 1 ranking among all the nursing schools in the state,” she said. “This recognition by an external source is vital, and it validates our commitment and efforts in providing a high quality education to students who enter our nursing programs.”

Bingham added that RESSON faculty and staff are work diligently to ensure Delta State nursing students are safe and competent health care providers upon graduation.

“We care about the success of our nursing students,” said Bingham. “Students are provided a variety of learning opportunities in the classroom, online, and in clinical experiences to facilitate knowledge and skill acquisition. We provide a high quality education at an affordable cost.”

RNtoBSNOnlineProgram.com is a site dedicated to connecting nurses with the degree programs they’re looking for. For those pursuing an RN to BSN online, the site has a database full of ranked institutions. The organization strives to feature the best RN to BSN programs from across the country. Learn more at RNtoBSNOnlineProgram.com.

Learn more about RESSON’s programming at http://www.deltastate.edu/school-of-nursing.

RESSON receives another ranking

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Delta State University’s Robert E. Smith School of Nursing was recently ranked atop Mississippi’s best nursing schools according to www.registerednursing.org.

RESSON came in at No. 3 on the list. 

The ranking lists the top 10 nursing schools in Mississippi by analyzing current and historical NCLEX-RN “pass rates,” meaning the percentage of graduates who pass their RN exam.

View the full ranking at http://www.registerednursing.org/state/mississippi/#rankings.

To learn more about RESSON at Delta State, visit http://www.deltastate.edu/school-of-nursing.

RESSON tops national ranking for nurse practitioner program

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Delta State’s Robert E. Smith School of Nursing continues to rank high in national polls. RESSON recently came in at No. 1 on College Choice’s 2016 Top 10 list of Most Affordable Nurse Practitioner Programs.

According to College Choice, NPs are part of the seventh fastest growing profession in the United States.

Delta State’s program stood out nationally for its affordabilty and quality education. RESSON offers three different options for those intending to sit for examinations as NPs.

Learn more about College Choice’s ranking at http://www.collegechoice.net/rankings/most-affordable-online-rn-to-bsn-degree-programs.

College Choice is an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The organization publishes rankings and reviews that make choosing the best college easier, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.

For information on RESSON, which has been regionally accredited by the  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, visit http://www.deltastate.edu/school-of-nursing.

Bingham named dean of RESSON

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Delta State University recently announced the promotion of Dr. Vicki Bingham to the position of dean of the Robert E. Smith School of Nursing.

Bingham, who has served as chair of the department for 12 years, will take over as dean effective July 1.

“I feel very honored and grateful to be offered the dean’s position,” said Bingham. “I believe my current role as chair of academic programs has helped prepare me. Furthermore, Dean Lizabeth Carlson has been an amazing leader and mentor during my tenure as chair. I am excited to lead the Robert E. Smith School of Nursing in future endeavors to promote nursing education and the health care needs of our communities.”

Bingham said she looks forward to expanding the success of RESSON’s nursing programs, working with nursing alumni to become more involved, and strengthening partnerships with the community and health care facilities at the local and state levels.

“We offer outstanding nursing programs because the faculty members are highly qualified in their practice areas, and staff members are very supportive,” added Bingham. “We care about our students and are devoted to providing them with a high quality education.”

Delta State Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Charles McAdams, said Bingham is a perfect fit for the role.

“Her administrative experience, coupled with her passion for nursing and Delta State University, convinced me that she will make a wonderful dean,” said McAdams. “I know that she cares a great deal for students and the health care profession, and I have every confidence that she will lead the School of Nursing to great heights in the years ahead.”

Bingham is married to Cleveland Police Chief Buster Bingham. Both are graduates of Delta State and have been members of the community for 32 years.

Learn more about RESSON at http://www.deltastate.edu/school-of-nursing.





RESSON master’s rank No. 2 most affordable online

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In a recent ranking by BestMastersDegrees.com, Delta State University’s Robert E. Smith School of Nursing was recognized for being one of the 10 most affordable online master’s degree programs in the nation.

RESSON came in at No. 2 on the list after receiving recognition for its unique concentration options.

To establish the ranking, BestMastersDegrees.com took a look at several other websites that rank online MSN programs, including U.S. News, TheBestColleges.org, CollegeChoice.net, TheBestSchools.org and Get Educated.

The site then conducted an analysis to determine which of these colleges showed up on top ranked lists more than once. Nearly 60 different schools made the cut, and several appeared on as many as three different rankings.

This new ranking represented the “best of the best” in online nursing graduate programs. The final list sorted the top institutions by cost to determine the 10 most affordable programs.

“We offer a high quality Masters of Nursing program with a 100 percent certification rate at a very reasonable cost,” said Dr. Lizabeth Carlson, dean of RESSON. “We have been offering online advanced nursing education since the early 2000s. We have worked diligently to ensure we incorporate national and state accreditation standards into our curriculum and utilize best practices in online learning.”

Carlson said the dedicated RESSON faculty helped make the ranking a reality.

“This is a great honor and reflects the hard work and long hours the nursing faculty have put into ensuring this program is of the very best quality,” she said.

According to the ranking, RESSON distinguishes itself from other top online programs through its unique concentration options. Students can choose a traditional specialization in Nurse Administration or Nurse Education, or seek training as a Nurse Practitioner.

Within the latter option, students can concentrate in an even more specific area based on their career goals; specialty tracks include Family Nurse Practitioner, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, or Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (with an additional option to concentrate in either adult or family treatment).

Additionally, RESSON received distinction thanks to its exceedingly affordable tuition and fees, which stand at just over $6,500 per year.

Read the full Top 10 list at http://www.bestmastersdegrees.com/top/affordable-masters-degrees-in-nursing-online.

Learn more about RESSON at Delta State University at http://www.deltastate.edu/school-of-nursing/.