Posts Tagged ‘nursing’

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 […] [...]

Nursing students sue Virginia College over lack of accreditation

JACKSON — For-profit Virginia College has been sued by 14 people who allege they participated in a pilot program at the college’s Jackson, Miss., campus to become licensed practical nurses only to find out the program was never accredited by the state. The Clarion-Ledger reports that the nursing students are seeking $14 million in damages […] [...]

MSU wants to offer nursing program in Meridian

by Published: February 9,2011

Tags: education, healthcare, higher education, nursing

MERIDIAN — Mississippi State University has asked the state College Board to approve a nursing program for its Meridian campus. MSU president Mark Keenum tells WTOK-TV in Meridian that the program would offer a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Keenum says the nursing program will be located in the Kress Building in downtown Meridian. The building, […] [...]

IHL calls foundation’s nursing report ‘landmark’

by Published: January 20,2011

Tags: education, healthcare, higher education, nursing

JACKSON — The Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing at the Institute of Medicine recently released The Institute of Medicine report, “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” a thorough examination of the nursing workforce, according to the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL). The report looks […] [...]

Grant to assist nurses in earning master’s degrees

by Published: December 14,2010

Tags: education, healthcare, higher education, nursing

RAYMOND and JACKSON — Nursing students at Hinds Community College now have a springboard to launch them toward a master’s degree at the University of Mississippi Medical Center thanks to a new grant-funded program in the School of Nursing. Pathways to Advanced Practice Nursing is an initiative that aims to funnel registered nurses with associate […] [...]

Nurses voting on tentative labor agreement

by Published: July 6,2010

Tags: healthcare, labor, labor unions, nurses, nursing

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Thousands of Minnesota nurses began going to the polls early today to vote on a tentative labor agreement with 14 hospitals that averted a strike set for this week. The 12,000 members of Minnesota Nurses Association are voting from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. at locations in St. Paul and Brooklyn Park. […] [...]

Brady earns doctorate degree

Dr. Patrick L. Brady Jr., assistant professor of nursing at William Carey University New Orleans, successfully completed the doctor of nursing practice degree from the University of South Alabama. Brady began working at WCU New Orleans in 2005 where he teaches adult health courses and the clinical components that accompany the courses. He is the […] [...]

New program aimed at cutting nursing shortage

by Published: April 5,2010

Tags: healthcare, nursing

JACKSON — The Mississippi Hospital for Restorative Care, a division of Baptist Medical Center, in partnership with Mississippi College School of Nursing, Mississippi Office of Nursing Workforce and Hinds Community College Foundation, has kicked off the Mississippi Geriatric Dedicated Education Unit Initiative (MGDEU). Baptist and MC joined with other partners in Mississippi to participate in […] [...]

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