Deidra Thompson

Core Faculty
College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Deidra Thompson received her Doctor of Nurse Practice degree from Walden University in February 2018. She has served as a Contributing Faculty in the College of Health Sciences since 2019. She graduated from Excelsior College with a degree in nursing in 2010. She received a Master of Science in Nursing degree with a Family Nurse Practitioner specialty from Alcorn State University in 2014 before obtaining a post-graduate certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2015. Her nursing experience includes labor and delivery, medical-surgical, correctional medicine, mental health, and telemedicine. Dr. Thompson has also served as a preceptor for nurse practitioner students since 2017. Her professional memberships include the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Association, and Mississippi Nurses Associations.


DNP, Walden University

Post-master's Certificate, University of Southern Mississippi

MSN, Alcorn State University

BS, Millsaps College