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May 31, 2013

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March 5, 2013

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January 23, 2013

Dr. Katherine Nugent emphasizes that this is an exciting, transformative time in the history of the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Excitement, expectation and achievement continue to mount for the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi.

As the Spring 2013 semester gets underway we are welcoming the inaugural class of the new Nurse Anesthesia Program. We are particularly proud of the fact that the Southern Miss College of Nursing is the first in Mississippi to offer a degree program in nurse anesthesia.

January 15, 2019

University of Southern Mississippi nursing student Tamecia Herbert has been awarded The Hiawatha and Eunice Northington Memorial Scholarship.

 

Herbert, a native of Crystal Springs, Miss., currently works at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery V.A. Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., as a nurse practitioner student. The scholarship is administered through the Mississippi Nurses Foundation.

University of Southern Mississippi nursing student Tamecia Herbert has been awarded The Hiawatha and Eunice Northington Memorial Scholarship.

Herbert, a native of Crystal Springs, Miss., currently works at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery V.A. Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., as a nurse practitioner student. The scholarship is administered through the Mississippi Nurses Foundation.

January 14, 2019

Barely two years old, an innovative faculty development initiative at The University of Southern Mississippi has blossomed into a resounding success.

 

USM’s ACUE (Association of College and University Educators) Faculty Development Institute is an intensive, 10-week program featuring participants engaged in a subset of ACUE’s Course in Effective Teaching Practices, which focuses on research-based techniques for promoting active learning, improving assessment techniques, and designing effective courses.

Barely two years old, an innovative faculty development initiative at The University of Southern Mississippi has blossomed into a resounding success.

USM’s ACUE (Association of College and University Educators) Faculty Development Institute is an intensive, 10-week program featuring participants engaged in a subset of ACUE’s Course in Effective Teaching Practices, which focuses on research-based techniques for promoting active learning, improving assessment techniques, and designing effective courses.

December 20, 2018

From the opening of new facilities, to a substantial enrollment increase, to success on the athletic fields, the year 2018 proved to be dynamic and memorable at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM).

From the opening of new facilities, to a substantial enrollment increase, to success on the athletic fields, the year 2018 proved to be dynamic and memorable at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM).

Paring the list of noteworthy accomplishments to a concise list is difficult at best, but listed below are some of the more distinguished highlights from the past year:

New Facilities Open

October 25, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi is featured as one of the best online Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degrees for Registered Nurses (RN-BSN) by TheBestSchools.org. Following a review of all accredited online RN-BSN programs in the United States, Southern Miss stands out among its peers.

The University of Southern Mississippi is featured as one of the best online Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degrees for Registered Nurses (RN-BSN) by TheBestSchools.org. Following a review of all accredited online RN-BSN programs in the United States, Southern Miss stands out among its peers.

TheBestSchools.org formulates their rankings based on informational categories including academic excellence, strength of faculty scholarship, reputation, financial aid, and range of degree programs.

June 20, 2018

A grant made possible through the Asbury Foundation Distinguished Professor in Nursing fund is helping University of Southern Mississippi nursing faculty and students provide healthcare to an under-served area of Hattiesburg.

A grant made possible through the Asbury Foundation Distinguished Professor in Nursing fund is helping University of Southern Mississippi nursing faculty and students provide healthcare to an under-served area of Hattiesburg.

June 12, 2018

Rebecca Newton, assistant professor in the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been chosen to participate in the inaugural AACN-Apple Digital Innovation Bootcamp: From Content to Action, set for July 9-12 in Austin, Texas. Newton is one of 30 nursing faculty from across the nation – and the only educator from Mississippi -- selected for the bootcamp.

Rebecca Newton, assistant professor in the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been chosen to participate in the inaugural AACN-Apple Digital Innovation Bootcamp: From Content to Action, set for July 9-12 in Austin, Texas. Newton is one of 30 nursing faculty from across the nation – and the only educator from Mississippi -- selected for the bootcamp.

May 17, 2018

 

Welcome to the daily email for media members that includes news and notes from The University of Southern Mississippi. Today’s email includes a news release about a USM professor’s contributions to the Poor People’s Campaign; the addition of three patient simulators in the College of Nursing; and the availability of a media expert to speak to the legalization of sports betting across the country.

Welcome to the daily email for media members that includes news and notes from The University of Southern Mississippi. Today’s email includes a news release about a USM professor’s contributions to the Poor People’s Campaign; the addition of three patient simulators in the College of Nursing; and the availability of a media expert to speak to the legalization of sports betting across the country.

May 16, 2018

“Harvey” isn’t much of a talker, but as the newest patient simulator in The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Nursing Clinical Simulation Lab, his contributions to educating the next generation of nurses will speak volumes.

“The Next Generation Harvey®” is one of three patient simulators purchased by the College of Nursing with the support of a generous donation from Southern Miss benefactors Chuck and Rita Scianna.

“Harvey” isn’t much of a talker, but as the newest patient simulator in The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Nursing Clinical Simulation Lab, his contributions to educating the next generation of nurses will speak volumes.

April 24, 2018

Two University of Southern Mississippi students recently were awarded study abroad grants worth $1,000 each from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The students are part of a select group of 50 students nationwide to receive the award.

Two University of Southern Mississippi students recently were awarded study abroad grants worth $1,000 each from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The students are part of a select group of 50 students nationwide to receive the award.

USM students receiving a Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant are:

March 21, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Nursing has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its 2019 ranking of Best Graduate Schools. USM is ranked among the nation’s top 150 colleges/universities for its Master’s in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.

 

Each year, U.S. News evaluates graduate programs across six major disciplines: business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Nursing has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its 2019 ranking of Best Graduate Schools. USM is ranked among the nation’s top 150 colleges/universities for its Master’s in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.

February 12, 2018

In February, you can’t go anywhere without being reminded of Valentine’s Day. The day dedicated to showing that special someone how much he or she means to you. Heart-shaped chocolate-filled gifts as well as candy hearts proclaiming “Love You,” “Dear Heart” and even “Be My Valentine.” But February also has another way to show your love, by celebrating American Heart Month.

In February, you can’t go anywhere without being reminded of Valentine’s Day. The day dedicated to showing that special someone how much he or she means to you. Heart-shaped chocolate-filled gifts as well as candy hearts proclaiming “Love You,” “Dear Heart” and even “Be My Valentine.” But February also has another way to show your love, by celebrating American Heart Month.

February 5, 2018

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the nation’s best online higher education programs and The University of Southern Mississippi’s online Nursing and Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs have received high praise.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the nation’s best online higher education programs and The University of Southern Mississippi’s online Nursing and Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs have received high praise.

December 12, 2017

The University of Southern Mississippi’s new online RN to BSN program has a limited number of scholarships available for the Spring 2018 semester. The scholarships are for Registered Nurses (RN) admitted to the RN to BSN program and starting the program during the spring 2018 semester.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s new online RN to BSN program has a limited number of scholarships available for the Spring 2018 semester. The scholarships are for Registered Nurses (RN) admitted to the RN to BSN program and starting the program during the spring 2018 semester.

October 18, 2017

Registered Nurses (RNs) are essential for creating a healthier Mississippi and a healthier nation. For increased quality care, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) says one way to secure our state and nation’s health care is by increasing the number of nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

Registered Nurses (RNs) are essential for creating a healthier Mississippi and a healthier nation. For increased quality care, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) says one way to secure our state and nation’s health care is by increasing the number of nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

To meet this need, The University of Southern Mississippi has created a unique, fully online BSN degree designed specifically for RNs and Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) students in Mississippi. RNs can complete the program in 3 semesters.

October 17, 2017

Nurses from across the globe will convene on Oct. 20-21 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus for the annual King International Nursing Conference. The event will be held at Asbury Hall, home to USM’s College of Nursing.

Nurses from across the globe will convene on Oct. 20-21 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus for the annual King International Nursing Conference. The event will be held at Asbury Hall, home to USM’s College of Nursing.

The conference provides a unique opportunity for USM students and faculty to network with nurses from different corners of the world, while offering the University a chance to lead on an international scale. This marks the first time that USM has hosted the prestigious conference.

September 29, 2017

The University of Southern Mississippi’s online Master’s degree program in nursing has been ranked among the nation’s best in two distinguished categories by research publisher SR Education Group.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s online Master’s degree program in nursing has been ranked among the nation’s best in two distinguished categories by research publisher SR Education Group.

In its just-released report, SR Education Group ranked USM at No. 19 among the 2018 Top Online Colleges for Master’s degrees in nursing, and No. 24 among the 2018 Most Affordable Colleges for the same degree program.

September 15, 2017

Destiney Morgan, a student in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the Eileen S. & Earl C. Whittemore Jr. Scholarship. The $2,500 award is administered through the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce and the Mississippi Nurse’s Foundation.

Destiney Morgan, a student in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the Eileen S. & Earl C. Whittemore Jr. Scholarship. The $2,500 award is administered through the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce and the Mississippi Nurse’s Foundation.

The award was established in December 2008 to provide annual scholarships in the field of health care with the emphasis on, but not limited solely to, nursing education, including holistic medicine and the mind, body and spirit.

July 7, 2017

The College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi has been awarded a $1.2 million grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration that will be used to provide specialized training for students in the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) programs.

The College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi has been awarded a $1.2 million grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration that will be used to provide specialized training for students in the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) programs.

May 1, 2017

The University of Southern Mississippi has 104 graduates on the nursing staff at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, which recently received the nation’s top honor for nursing excellence. The Magnet designation is granted by the credentialing center of the American Nurses Association and considered worldwide as the "ultimate seal of quality."

 

Only 7 percent of hospitals in America have earned Magnet recognition. Baptist is the only hospital in Mississippi to receive this designation.

The University of Southern Mississippi has 104 graduates on the nursing staff at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, which recently received the nation’s top honor for nursing excellence. The Magnet designation is granted by the credentialing center of the American Nurses Association and considered worldwide as the "ultimate seal of quality."

Only 7 percent of hospitals in America have earned Magnet recognition. Baptist is the only hospital in Mississippi to receive this designation.

April 5, 2017

What began 50 years ago with just a handful of hopeful students has blossomed into a premier program at The University of Southern Mississippi, and one that has decisively transformed nursing in the Gulf States region.

 

Since the inaugural class of 1967, the USM nursing program has produced more than 8,000 graduates, while evolving into a national leader in health care research, community service, and innovative best practices. In 2016, the College of Nursing produced 223 graduates from all programs.

What began 50 years ago with just a handful of hopeful students has blossomed into a premier program at The University of Southern Mississippi, and one that has decisively transformed nursing in the Gulf States region.

On Friday, April 7, the Southern Miss College of Nursing will present an evening of dinner, dance and reflection as part of a 50th Golden Anniversary Gala, “Building our Future as Rich as our Past.” The gala will begin at 6 p.m. at the Coca Cola Bottling Company venue in downtown Hattiesburg.