Jones College expands practical nursing program to Jasper County

PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) – Twenty-one students received their Jones College pins on Wednesday morning after completing the practical nursing program.

“I worked at Magnolia State Bank for the last five or six years, and then I realized it wasn’t really for me,” said graduate Christi Smith. “It was my plan in high school, and I never did it. Then I ended up having a family instead. Then I decided that was really what I wanted, and I would regret if I didn’t try.

Due to the program’s success, Jones College will expand its practical nursing program to the Jasper County campus, hoping to double the number of graduates.

“We are so excited, not just for Jones College, but for the citizens and students of Jasper County, that we are expanding our practical nursing program,” said Jasper County Center Director Grant Crowder. “It will be a great benefit to the county, Jones College and, of course, Mississippi State.”

“We want to make sure that all of our students are prepared and ready to join the workforce to help the healthcare community through this shortage,” said Teresa McDonald, vice-dean of the school of Jones Health Sciences. Middle School.

Applications for this medical program are now open at the Jasper County Center in Bay Springs.

Applications and all supporting documents must be delivered to the Jasper County Center at Jones College at 3209 Highway 15 in Bay Springs by noon August 16, 2022.

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