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Meet the Student Affairs Staff

Welcome to the School of Nursing's Office of Student Affairs. If we can assist you, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Senior student recruiter

Josh Hardy
Josh Hardy

Thank you for your interest in the School of Nursing at the University of Mississippi Medical Center! As the senior student recruiter, I am here to promote our school and coordinate our recruitment activities. My job is to manage all marketing and branding efforts for the school while expanding our areas of recruitment. Part of my role in the Office of Student Affairs is to coordinate new-student orientations and assist in all student affairs events. Senior BSN students that have demonstrated high-academic standards will have the unique opportunity to join our student ambassador leadership team and assist with recruitment activities sharing what they have learned with future nursing students.

The School of Nursing at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is THE flagship nursing school in the state, and we strive to preserve that legacy in all that we do. For happenings within the school, find links to our school newsletter and Facebook page below.

I am happy assisting current and prospective students with any questions they may have about our programs as well as coordinating new opportunities for the school to expand its presence. Please feel free to contact me if I can help you in any way.

Josh Hardy
Senior Student Recruiter, School of Nursing
University of Mississippi Medical Center
T: (601) 984-6262 | F: (601) 815-5959

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Admissions Counselor

Tara Rushing
Tara Rushing

Congratulations on taking the first step to expanding your education and looking into a field

with limitless possibilities!  As the admissions counselor, I am here to talk to students and prospective students about each of our

nursing programs and specialty tracks.  Working hand-in-hand with our senior student recruiter, my job is to provide information about the programs offered through the School of Nursing and to walk students through the application process by informing them of admission criteria, prerequisites, application deadlines and much more.

In an effort to expand our services I set up personal meetings and perform transcript evaluations. These meetings are usually brief, but give prospective students face-to-face access to one of our Student Affairs members who can answer program-specific questions or direct them to the appropriate contact. Our unofficial transcript evaluations are an easy way for us to help students realize how close they are to becoming eligible applicants and reaching their goal of a becoming a nurse. You can find links to my services at the bottom of the page.

Tara Rushing, MS, CCLS
Admissions Counselor, School of Nursing
University of Mississippi Medical Center
T: 601-815-0124 | F: 601-815-3143