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New UNACARE Location
School of Nursing faculty and staff last month moved into the new UNACARE clinic location on Fortification Street in Jackson’s midtown community. The clinic, operated by the nursing school as a faculty practice and clinical site for student rotations, had been located in its original location on North West Street since opening in 1998. The new clinic is housed in a newly renovated building owned by the Jackson Housing Authority, one of UNACARE’s community partners. Providing much more space, the new location includes six fully equipped exam rooms, a waiting area, a separate entrance and exit and a break room. The clinic was furnished with brand new equipment, thanks to other key allies Midtown Partners and Baptist Health System. Pam Helms, assistant professor of nursing and director of the clinic (pictured above right with nurse Virginia Norquist), said the new location will allow them to treat more patients.
Student Nurses’ Outstanding Junior and Senior Awards
Molly Moore, center, assistant professor of clinical instruction in the School of Nursing, presents the Student Nurses’ Outstanding Junior and Senior Awards to Catherine Figueroa, junior nursing student, and Adam Welch, senior nursing student, during the school’s honors day ceremony May 11 at the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.
Class of 2012 Pinning Ceremony
Accelerated BSN nursing student Lindsey Moore gives a big smile while Dr. Marcia Rachel, professor for the School is Nursing, pins her during the Class of 2012 Pinning Ceremony May 24 at the Christ United Methodist Church sanctuary. Dr. Tina Martin, professor of Nursing and in director of the Accelerated Degree Program looks on.
Alumnus of the Year
Dr. Kim Hoover (left), dean of the School of Nursing, and Paul Boackle, RN in helicopter transport and Nursing Alumni Chapter President, present the 2012 Nursing Alumnus of the Year Award to Janet Harris during the school’s annual alumni dinner on March 1 at River Hills Country Club in Jackson. Currently serving as Chief Nursing Executive Officer and interim CEO of University Hospitals and Health System, Harris earned both her B.S.N. and M.S.N. at the nursing school.
Taste of the UMMC
Dr. Carl Mangum and other School of Nursing faculty, brought Sim Man along for this year’s annual Taste of the U fundraiser, held Feb. 25 at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad C. Cochran Center.