Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
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  • date
  • Geographical Area
    United States of America
  • Jurisdiction
  • Organisation
    Mississippi Board of Nursing
  • Address

    Postal Address
    1935 Lakeland Drive, Suite B
    MISSISSIPPI 39216-5014

    Location Address
    1935 Lakeland Drive, Suite B
    MISSISSIPPI 39216-5014

  • Phone
    +1 601 987 4188
  • Fax
    +1 601 364 2352
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Melinda Rush DSN, FNP
    Executive Director
  • Regulatory Body
    The mission of the Mississippi Board of Nursing is to protect the public's health and safety by providing reasonable assurance that the people who practice nursing are competent, ethical practitioners with the necessary knowledge and skills appropriate to their title and role. (accessed on 22.04.2009)

    The Mississippi Board of Nursing is authorized by the Nurse Practice Law July 2007.  Other supporting legislation includes the Rules and Regulations (accessed 22.04.2009)

  • Health System
    Health care in the United States is mainly provided in the private sector (both for profit and for non-profit) and to a lesser degree by public funding for the poor, elderly, disabled, children and veterans.  The United States does not have a universal health care system.

    In the United States expenditure on health care in actual dollars and as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP) and on a per-capita basis is greater, than in any other nation in the world. The World Health Organisation reports that in 2005 the US total expenditure on health as 15 % of GDP and that the total expenditure on health per capita was $US6350. (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    In 2006, around 84% of US citizens had some form of health insurance and about 16% of the population, or 47 million Americans were without health insurance coverage. (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    The number of acute care hospital beds in the United States in 2000 was 2.9 per 1 000 population. Bed numbers have declined and this coincides with a reduction in average length of stays in hospitals and an increase in day-surgery patients.
    The United States has among the lowest average lengths of stay for most procedures. (accessed on 22.04.2009).

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