COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Hundreds of students walked across the stage at Whitfield Hall to receive their degrees from the Mississippi University for Women.
Of the 400 graduates at Friday's ceremony, 275 of them earned nursing degrees.
Tammie McCoy, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, said this is the largest group of registered nurses to earn their baccalaureate degrees in the university's history.
McCoy said those with a nursing degree are in high demand in this generation because people are getting older and sicker. Students with nursing degrees are trained to take care of those sick individuals, and often go to the underserved, rural areas, she said.
MUW lists nursing as one of its top 10 majors on their website.