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Moore wants to make positive impact

By NASH NUNNERY Tonya Moore embraces the KIS (not KISS) method in her life. “I like to ‘keep it simple’ but without the second ‘S’ (for stupid) in KISS,” she said, smiling. “I’m not a complicated person.” The current president of the Mississippi Nurses Association, Moore also serves as executive director of leadership and workforce development with the University of ...

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Camellia Healthcare named 'Nurse Employer of the Year'

Camellia Healthcare was named Nurse Employer of the Year by the Mississippi Nurses Association at their 2014 Nightingale Awards Gala held recently in Jackson. The Nurse Employer of the Year award recognizes the most outstanding nurse employer in Mississippi for an organization’s commitment to advancing healthcare. “The Nightingale Award is a testament to all of our wonderful nurses and we ...

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Nurse practitioners fill void in state health care

The number of nurse practitioners is increasing in Mississippi. Their role in health care is also increasing as these highly trained nursing professionals are specializing and giving patients a higher level of care. According to Gayle Harrell, president of the Mississippi Nurses Association, there are 3,300 advanced practicing nurses and approximately 2,800 to 2,900 of those are nurse practitioners. “Most ...

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Rustin presented award

Clara Rustin, associate of science in nursing faculty member at Mississippi University for Women, has been awarded the Nena F. Sanders Award from Samford University’s Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing. Rustin has been the recipient of many awards including the Sigma Theta Tau “Excellence in Nursing Practice Award,” Board of Trustees of the State of Mississippi scholarship and an ...

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Dead on arrival

Like most legislation the first time it is introduced at the Capitol, a bill that would have removed a signature provision in the nurse practitioner-physician relationship died last week. Rules governing nurse practitioners require that a “protocol,” or what amounts to a course of treatment for a patient, must earn the signature of a collaborating physician whose practice area is ...

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Providers keeping an eye on federal reform

Controversy is the one thing that has been a constant of the federal healthcare reform act as the uncertainty about its future continues. Mississippi healthcare providers will be watching closely to see what the courts and Congress do in 2011 as new members take their seats. The Mississippi Hospital Association (MHA) is partnering closely with the American Hospital Association on ...

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