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The Mississippi Legislature’s authorization of $20 million in state bonds will help elevate a new nursing building at The University of Southern Mississippi from the planning stage to the construction phase.

 

Southern Miss will receive the funding this year which will expedite plans for the building – to be named Asbury Hall and built on the Hattiesburg campus. The official name has not yet been considered for approval by the State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) Board. Tentative plans call for construction to begin in 2014.

University of Southern Mississippi doctoral candidate Tina McDyess hopes to build a strong foundation in molecular genetics as a participant in the National Institute of Nursing Research Summer Genetics Institute June 3-28 at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.

Nicki Elizabeth Relan, a University of Southern Mississippi senior nursing major, is following a career path she set in motion many years ago as a kindergarten student in Diamondhead, Miss.

With a $1 million gift commitment from Joe and Kathy Sanderson of Laurel, Miss., The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation’s College of Nursing Building Campaign has exceeded the $5 million mark on the way to reaching its $8 million goal.

Dr. Les Wallace was the guest speaker during a luncheon hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi College of Nursing and sponsored by the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Thursday at the Trent Lott Center. A noted expert on leadership, Wallace is president of Signature Resources Inc., an international leadership firm based in Colorado. His presentation was titled "21st Century Leadership: Thinking Differently." He is co- author of the book A Legacy of 21st Century Leadership: A Guide for Creating a Climate of Leadership Throughout Your Organization. (University Communications photo by David Tisdale)

SimMan, a fully computer-operated total body simulator used by University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast nursing faculty to bring more realism into replicated clinical settings for their students, was among the first to call the new 10,000 square foot Nursing Building on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach home.

The College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi added a memorable chapter to its storied history by welcoming the inaugural class of the Nurse Anesthesia Program to the Hattiesburg campus.

Dr. Katherine Nugent, dean of the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected president of the Southern Educational Board (SREB) Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing.

Before gaining the presidency, Nugent served as vice president and board member.

The organization’s focus is to serve as a proactive advocate for greater excellence and access to nursing education in the 16 SREB states and the District of Columbia.

The momentum that has been building within the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi received a significant boost recently with accreditations granted/renewed for several programs.

Dr. Rowena Elliott, associate professor in the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been inducted as a Fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Nursing.

Arlen Cooper, a student in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected as a Jonas Scholar by the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence.

University of Southern Mississippi College of Nursing professors Dr. Vickie Stuart and Dr. Marjorie Geisz-Everson are taking part in the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Annual Meeting this week in San Francisco.

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Nursing will be well represented when Dr. Vickie Stuart and Dr. Marjorie Geisz-Everson take part in the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Annual Meeting set for Aug. 4-8 in San Francisco.

Dr. Sandra Bishop, assistant professor in the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, has been named associate dean for the college. The College of Nursing was elevated from a school to one of six Southern Miss colleges effective July 1.

Dr. Katherine Nugent, director of the School of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, will see her title elevated to dean when the school officially returns to college status on July 1.

For University of Southern Mississippi nursing student Kara Scott, simulation exercises provide the next-best-thing to actual patient care.

 

“As students we don’t get to do things like call physicians or administer IV push medications,” said Scott, a junior from Slidell, La. “But with the simulation training, we get to experience those kinds of scenarios. It allows us to be involved in decision making and delegating different procedures.”

The new Nurse Anesthesia Program in The University of Southern Mississippi School of Nursing will conduct a series of information sessions, beginning next month and running into April of 2013.

The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) approved a proposal to restore the School of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi to college status during its monthly meeting today in Jackson.

A $100,000 commitment to The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation from Hattiesburg Clinic will help fund the DuBard School for Language Disorders’ 50th Anniversary Campaign and the School of Nursing Building Campaign at Southern Miss.

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 hope to receive final approval from the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs in October with classes set to begin in January 2013.

The Friends of the University Libraries at The University of Southern Mississippi recently funded new electronic books for the libraries’ nursing collection. The donation comes during a trend toward online learning within the field.

Two members of the School of Nursing faculty at The University of Southern Mississippi were recently honored with the 2011 American Journal of Nursing’s Book of the Year award. 

Dr. Janie Butts, and Dr. Karen Rich, co-authored the book titled “Philosophies and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice,” which is primarily used for graduate level nursing students. 

The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation announced an $8 million fundraising campaign on Wednesday, Jan. 18 to help construct a new facility for the University’s School of Nursing.

 

The School of Nursing Building Campaign is off to a strong start with a $4 million commitment from the Asbury Foundation of Hattiesburg Inc.

Dr. Katherine Nugent, director of the Southern Miss School of Nursing, has recently been appointed a second term as vice president of the Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB).