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Jackson State Community College extends nursing applications

Jackson, TN.

The need for nurses with master’s degrees has increased drastically due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jackson state community college has extended their application deadline for the nursing program to produce more heroes on the frontlines.

Enrollment in nursing programs on college campuses has deceased since the beginning of the pandemic. To help with recruitment Jackson State Community College is extending their nursing program’s application deadline.

Sot- Craig Mepcalf (Nursing Professor) stated, “People aren’t as interested in going into nursing at this point, because of the pandemic. We have to get as many applications as we can.”

Crisis like covid-19 prove that nurses are essential workers, and their skill set will always be a necessity.

Sot- Dr. Leslie West-Sands (JSCC Nursing Program Director) informed us, “Nursing is considered recession proof. Regardless of what our economy does, there is always a need for nurses. Because we are the ones that are there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In all sorts of healthcare settings, whether it be hospitals, home health, or in a homes. Long-term care facilities. It’s just a huge demand.”

While shortages abound across front-line jobs, nowhere is the need greater than in nursing.

The application deadline has been extended to Friday, October 1. An application packet can be downloaded at this website: (

Makayla Davis

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