Posts Tagged ‘nursing’

New nursing endowment fund established to promote profession

by MBJ Staff Published: November 6,2012

Tags: charity, endow, endowment, fund, health, health care, nonprofit, nurse, nursing

JACKSON — The Community Foundation of Greater Jackson (CFGJ) has just established the Mississippi Nurses Foundation (MNF) Endowment Fund. The board and staff of MNF will use this fund to provide long-range support for this nonprofit foundation’s ongoing programs and services. The Mississippi Nurses Foundation’s mission is to raise, accept and disperse charitable donations to […] [...]

New trial ordered for man accused of medical kickback

by Associated Press Published: August 24,2012

Tags: appeal, bench, court, health, health care, judge, judicial, judiciary, justice, kickback, medical, medicine, nurse, nursing, trial

BATESVILLE — A new trial has been ordered for a Batesville businessman convicted on four counts related to his alleged role in an alleged multimillion dollar medical fraud scheme. Garner and former hospital administrator Ray Shoemaker of Tupelo were convicted last March of allegedly conspiring to boost Garner’s nurse staffing business and pay Shoemaker for […] [...]

Bishop becomes dean

by MBJ Staff Published: August 19,2012

Tags: nursing, Sandra Bishop, University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast

Dr. Sandra Bishop, assistant professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, has been named associate dean for the college. The College of Nursing was elevated from a school to one of six Southern Miss colleges, effective July 1. As one of two associate deans in the College of […] [...]

Experts: Troublesome nursing faculty shortage to get worse

by Clay Chandler Published: August 12,2012

Tags: Affordable Care Act, nursing, University of Mississippi Medical Center

As different parts of the Affordable Care Act begin to take effect, it could exacerbate an existing problem in Mississippi. Already there isn’t enough faculty to teach nurses to meet existing demand. Nursing professionals say the shortage will deepen if the gap between private sector pay and that of academia isn’t closed at least somewhat. […] [...]

Nugent gets new title

by MBJ Staff Published: July 2,2012

Tags: Katherine Nugent, nursing, University of Southern Mississippi

Dr. Katherine Nugent, director of the School of Nursing at the University of Southern Mississippi, will saw her title elevated to dean when the school officially returned to college status July 1. Nugent has served as the School of Nursing director since 2004. [...]

Viking Range opening clinic for workers, dependents

GREENWOOD — Viking Range Corporation has unveiled plans for the Viking Health and Wellness Center, which will provide health and wellness services for Viking employees and their covered dependents on the Viking health plan. The health clinic will be in downtown Greenwood in a building owned by Viking and will be managed by Mississippi-based Medical Analysis, […] [...]

USM, William Carey to start Ph.D. nursing programs

HATTIESBURG — It’s become axiomatic to talk of an overall nursing shortage in the health care profession, but no less of a concern, according to some observers, is the lack of nurses sporting Ph.Ds. William Carey University and the University of Southern Mississippi are both setting up programs to help change that. William Carey will […] [...]

USM to offer new doctor of nursing practice degree

HATTIESBURG — The School of Nursing at the University of Southern Mississippi will soon take a giant leap in healthcare education and training by offering the state’s first degree-granting nurse anesthesia program. The new program will include 36 consecutive months of study and award a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree. School of Nursing officials […] [...]

Ex-hospital executive asks for acquittal or new trial

BATESVILLE — A former Mississippi hospital executive wants a federal judge to acquit him or grant a new trial in an alleged medical kickback and bribery scheme. Raymond Lamont Shoemaker of Tupelo was charged last year with receiving kickbacks for nursing services, conspiracy, embezzlement and other charges last year at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. […] [...]

USM nursing school wants college status reinstated by Board

by Associated Press Published: January 23,2012

Tags: colleges, construction, education, health, healthcare, higher education, nurses, nursing, schools, state government, universities

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi has asked the state College Board for college status to be returned to the School of Nursing for the first time since 2003. USM President Martha Saunders tells the Hattiesburg American she hopes the College Board will vote on the request in April. The school announced last week […] [...]

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