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Letter from the Director

Welcome on behalf of the Office of Student Affairs! Thank you for your interest in the University of Mississippi's School of Nursing. You are embarking on an educational, social and cultural journey that will forever change your life. Our mission in the Office of Student Affairs is to address your needs from a holistic and non-academic point of view. We are here to ensure that you are in the best position to accomplish your academic goals. If you find that you need support, guidance, or just a simple answer to a question during your journey, the student affairs' team members are ready and anxious to help.

Farrah Banks
Farrah Banks

The Office of Student Affairs is responsible for many important functions at the School of Nursing. Our office oversees all recruitment efforts for new students. We are able to provide assistance to you as you navigate through the application process. Our senior student recruiter will inform you about the various program options available to you, and our admissions counselor can help answer specific questions about each program's admission and prerequisite requirements.

The Office of Student Affairs works closely with our student leaders in many capacities, such as student government and student ambassadors. You will learn that the opportunities that await you are endless, once you become a part of our School of Nursing family. Our student leadership opportunities, community service events and social activities provide a great co-curricular environment that promotes the School of Nursing and the profession of nursing.

We also work with the Office of Financial Aid and Student Accounting, to coordinate financial aid and scholarships. Through the publication of the Student Handbook, the Office of Student Affairs acts to inform you about your rights and responsibilities as a student. Our office is an information source regarding academic programs and referral services available to you as a student. Rest assured that we will be there with you during every step of this journey.

As a final point, the Office of Student Affairs directs, promotes and tracks student service learning. All School of Nursing students are required to complete pre-approved, service-learning activities each academic year. Service-learning opportunities support academic learning by promoting learning outcomes related to understanding and eliminating health disparities; understanding diversity and advancing professional values; and skills practice. Through the School of Nursing's service-learning requirements, students truly discover their leadership potential, and they experience the needs of their communities firsthand, which subsequently provides them with a sense of empowerment and accomplishment as a health-care provider.

We have a very professional student affairs team that has been assembled to assist you in taking advantage of all the School of Nursing has to offer. Please explore our website. It is a very helpful resource to learn more about the services available through the Office of Student Affairs.

In the Office of Student Affairs, it is our privilege to serve you as you pursue your educational goals. Simply put, we are here to help. Please do not hesitate to contact us.


Farrah Banks, MAEd
Director of Student Affairs and Service Learning
School of Nursing
The University of Mississippi Medical Center