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School of Nursing Alumni Newsletter

Summer 2012

The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) alumni publications are published biannually by the Division of Public Affairs. The publications highlight education, clinical practice, alumni, and research for the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Health Related Professions.

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Jessylen Age, left, risk management coordinator for University Hospitals and Health System, and Molly Moore, assistant professor of nursing, are the first two graduates of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.
Jessylen Age, left, risk management coordinator for University Hospitals and Health System, and Molly Moore, assistant professor of nursing, are the first two graduates of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

Doctor of Nursing Practice’s 1st grads blaze trail at SON

Just a few months ago, Molly Moore was a student in the School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. After graduating in May, the assistant professor of nursing quickly shifted gears to teach one of the classes in the program this summer. 

Future nurses, doctors practice teamwork skills

It begins with a phone call. A nursing student sees a patient with a violent cough, and she delivers her assessment to a second-year medical student over the phone, weighing different treatment options.

Nursing faculty, staff create in-situ simulation experience for residents

The patient fighting a post-partum hemorrhage was in the operating room, ventilated and ready for emergency surgery, when anesthesiology resident Dr. Lillian Zamora realized her CO2 monitor wasn’t working, meaning she couldn’t evaluate the patient’s breathing.

Devotion to community health brings nurse back to roots in rural Mississippi

Kayla Logan’s passion for working in the Mississippi Delta was born in the townships of South Africa.

UMMC’s best nurses shine at 2012 Nightingale Awards

The University of Mississippi Medical Center dominated the 2012 Nightingale Awards Gala, coming away with nine wins out of 13 nominations, including the awards for hospital of the year and nursing school of the year.

SON’s Mangum forges own trail in field of disaster-management nursing

Dr. Carl Mangum may have a Ph.D. and more than 10 years of teaching experience at the University of Mississippi School of Nursing, but that doesn’t mean he’s finished building on his skills.

UMMC Trauma Nurse to share war zone expertise with health-care providers bound for deployment

With 28 years of experience working as a trauma nurse, mostly in adult and pediatric emergency departments, Kevin Beasley has seen and treated untold injuries both strange and extreme.

Alumni event provides ideal setting for nursing school to honor service

In many ways, the nursing profession has gone hand-in-hand with military service over the centuries.

Alumni Greetings

On behalf of the University of Mississippi School of Nursing alumni chapter, I would like to thank each one of you for supporting our school. We have well over 60 years of school heritage and 50 years of alumni chapter heritage, and I look forward to 50 more. I would like to also thank all the nursing alumni board members serving with me. We closed 2011 with great social functions and tailgates. 2012 has been a great year so far, with our annual meeting, class celebrations and Oglevee Papers Day, and much more is to come.

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