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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 surgery residency and plastic and ...

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Report warns of lack of nurses in rural areas

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 State colleges and universities showed ...

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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 board, the board of directors ...

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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 students have said the agreement ...

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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 company argues in court documents ...

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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 University HealthSystem Consortium and the ...

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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 in Hinds County Circuit Court. ...

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MSU wants to offer nursing program in Meridian

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, donated to MSU by the ...

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IHL calls foundation's nursing report 'landmark'

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 at nursing practice, education and ...

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Grant to assist nurses in earning master's degrees

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 degrees into one of the ...

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