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Alcorn State University

School of Nursing

H-NIP Focus: Nursing
Lorman, Mississippi
Population – (Unincorporated City): 2,485. (2019) *
Population – Mississippi (State): 2,989,260 (2020) **
Number of HIV Doctors: 7 ***
Number of Students Trained to Date: Nursing –7

Alcorn University was founded in 1871 and is the oldest public, historically black, land-grant institution in the United States and the second-oldest state-supported institution of higher learning in Mississippi.  The University is in Lorman, Mississippi. In 1878, the name Alcorn University was changed to Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College. In 1974, Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College was renamed Alcorn State University, representing the development of its programs. Alcorn has thrived by continuously accomplishing dynamic goals and objectives despite limited resource allocations from the state. By the early 1990s, Alcorn’s physical plant and academic programs evolved into a more diversified University. The student population is  now representative of more than 65 counties, more than 30 states, and at least 18 foreign countries. The University provides an undergraduate education that enables students to successfully pursue work in graduate and professional schools, engage in teaching, and enter other professions.

The Cora S. Balmat School of Nursing was founded in 1977 and has produced hundreds of entry-level and advanced practice nurses who are employed in a variety of health-care settings. The School of Nursing provides a state-of-the art learning environment that enables students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to provide safe, effective, client-centered care.

The School of Nursing is organized into two academic programs - Undergraduate and Graduate. The Undergraduate Programs consist of the Associate of Science in Nursing and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The Graduate Program consists of the Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Learn More About the HIV/AIDS Situation in Mississippi (State-Wide) and Lorman (Local)

Location HIV Prevalence AIDS Prevalence
MS 9,548* NA
Lorman 349.1 NA


Contact Name:
Linda Godley, PhD, RN
Director of Accreditation, Assessment, Compliance, & Evaluation Management

Contact Information:
T: 601.304.4302
F: 601.304.4372