Posts Tagged ‘nursing’

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

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 […] [...]

Foundation launches fundraiser for new nursing school

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation has launched an $8-million fundraising campaign to help construct a new facility for the University’s School of Nursing. The School of Nursing Building Campaign has received a $4-million commitment from the Asbury Foundation of Hattiesburg Inc., a gift that will name the proposed building Asbury Hall, pending […] [...]

Laird named year’s best

by Published: January 15,2012

Tags: Forrest General Hospital, hospice, Marilyn Laird, nursing

Forrest General Hospital has selected Marilyn Laird as its Employee of the Year for 2011. Laird joined Forrest General’s staff in 1993 as a home care nurse and began her work as a hospice nurse in 2001. As a Hospice nurse, Laird cares for patients and their families during very difficult times, and is described […] [...]

Colleges turning away nursing school applicants

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Amid a statewide nursing shortage, hundreds of qualified applicants for nursing degrees are not being admitted to programs in Mississippi because the colleges can’t meet the demand. The Clarion-Ledger reports community colleges face the most severe admissions limitations. At East Central Community College in Decatur, for example, 485 qualified applicants submitted bids […] [...]

Williams wins award

Dr. Janet Williams, R.N., Ph.D., dean of the Joseph and Nancy Fail School of Nursing at William Carey University, was recently awarded a 2011 Woman of Achievement Award in the education category by the Lighthouse Business and Professional Women organization. Lighthouse BPW represents successful women in every sector of the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s business community, […] [...]

Sanctuary Body Spa names executives

Sanctuary Body Spa of St. Dominic’s has named its executive team: Dr. William Dotie Jackson, medical director; Suzie Foote, interim spa director; and, Deidre Mooney, corporate wellness coordinator. A lifelong resident of Jackson, Jackson completed his undergraduate studies at Mississippi College, attended medical school at St. George’s University School of Medicine and completed his general […] [...]

Report warns of lack of nurses in rural areas

by Published: November 9,2011

Tags: healthcare, medicine, nurses, nursing, rural

STARKVILLE — A rural health authority and demographer at Mississippi State University warns that fewer nursing students returning to less populated parts of the state could have serious consequences on health care. Ronald Cossman, an associate research professor at the university’s Social Science Research Center, said a survey of nursing students currently enrolled in Magnolia […] [...]

Nugent re-appointed

Dr. Katherine Nugent, director of the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Nursing, has been appointed to a second term as vice president of the Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). Nugent has been a part of the SREB for 24 years, and has served on the advisory […] [...]

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