Nursing Program Vision

The East Central Community College Nursing Program will be recognized as the preferred nursing education provider in East Central Mississippi, focusing on student success and excellence in nursing education and emphasizing our commitment to communities and their development.

Nursing Program Mission

The mission of the East Central Community College Nursing Program is to provide accessible, high- quality nursing education resulting in graduates who are caring professionals possessing knowledge, skills, and attitudes applicable to life in a complex society focusing on the educational and healthcare needs of rural Mississippi.

Nursing Program Core Values

Wisdom — We employ good clinical judgment, utilizing critical thinking and intellectual knowledge in order to achieve the best possible outcome in all situations.

Excellence — We commit to excellence in nursing education by providing exemplary learning opportunities for students through effective teaching, innovative programming, and the use of diverse instructional methodologies.

Accountability — We utilize best practices in patient-centered care via the use of evidence and collaboration to achieve optimum patient outcomes across the lifespan of patient care through continuous quality improvement.

Respect — We recognize the value and dignity of individuals and communities while leading the healthcare team in providing culturally competent, safe, and professional holistic care.

Enthusiasm — We foster a vibrant and healthy learning environment promoting student success and a passion and excitement for lifelong learning.

Efficiency — We prepare students to efficiently utilize informatics and other resources for effective communication and safe patient-centered care within a systems-based practice approach.

Creativity — We prepare students to be fundamentally creative, resourceful, adaptive, and caring in nature.