Health Professions

For students interested in pursuing an exciting career in the ever-growing area of healthcare, there are the Health Sciences and Nursing programs! Health Sciences and Nursing professionals apply knowledge and skills, while working in a challenging, technologically advanced environment to provide vital health care services.

  • Are you interested in taking care of patient care?
  • Are you interested in a career as a healthcare consultant, manager, or administrator?
  • Do you enjoy teaching others the skills and information that you possess?

The constant growth and diversification of health care facilities and organizations has created many new and exciting career opportunities. These include Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic, Medical Laboratory Technician, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Phlebotomy, Physical Therapist Assistant and Radiography. Graduates of Jackson State's Health Sciences and Nursing programs enjoy personal satisfaction in knowing that the services they provide make a real difference in the lives of their patients.

The Nursing Program prepares a graduate to meet the educational requirements for the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN), and to begin nursing practice in structured health-care settings such as hospitals, clinics and extended-care facilities. Nursing is a dynamic, applied discipline in which caring for the biological, psychological, sociocultural, spiritual, and developmental needs of others is paramount. As a generalist, the graduate is prepared to function effectively as a provider and manager of care, collaborate with other members of the health care team, and adhere to legal and ethical standards of the profession.