Posts Tagged ‘nursing’

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 […] [...]

Jurors will not hear ex-Virginia College students’ case

JACKSON — A judge has ruled that 14 former nursing students at for-profit Virginia College in Jackson will not get their lawsuit against the school heard by a jury. Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill ruled that the grievance falls under an enrollment agreement and must be settled by a third party. Attorneys for the […] [...]

College wants former students’ lawsuit dismissed

JACKSON — For-profit Virginia College has asked a Hinds County judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by 14 people who allege they participated in a pilot program at the college’s Jackson campus to become licensed practical nurses only to find out the program was never accredited by the state. The Clarion-Ledger reports the Birmingham, Ala.-based […] [...]

UMMC offering first nurse residency program

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s hospitals are offering new nurses a one-year residency program to help nursing graduates adjust to the stressful daily grind of frontline healthcare. According to UMMC, they are the first hospitals in the state to offer this program. The Nurse Residency Program is a concept established by the […] [...]

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