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School of Nursing Alumni Newsletter

Spring 2010

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.

Ideas for stories are welcome and may be submitted by email to Tom Fortner.

Alumni Publications Archives

To view archived publications visit Alumni Publications Archives.

Johnson Elementary clinic reaches 10 years amid school budget woes

On an ordinary school day in February, Dr. Anne Norwood, associate professor of nursing and a nurse practitioner, treats a dozen students who come through her Johnson Elementary School clinic with ailments ranging from ringworm to spina bifida, all before the lunch bell.

The Dean's Corner

As this newsletter goes to press, the first quarter of 2010 will be over. This year brings with it a call for our profession to consider profound changes in the way we prepare nurses for the future.

Training the next generation

Major changes are needed if nursing education is to keep pace with the growing demand for nurses, a recent study found. Billed as the first national nursing education study in 30 years, "Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation" was sponsored by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Volunteers sought for patient simulation

The use of simulation in nurse education has come a long way since Jan Cooper was a student. In her day, she recalls delivering her first injection into an orange, a simple substitute for human muscle.

Faculty, staffers honored at Nightingale Gala

University of Mississippi Medical Center staff nurses and nursing faculty members were among a dozen nurses statewide honored at the 2010 Nightingale Awards Gala on March 1.

Accelerated degree program nets 19 scholarships

The School of Nursing's Accelerated Degree Program has received an infusion of financial support which all but guarantees to keep new students on the path to becoming well-trained nursing professionals.

Endowed fund created in name of 1957 graduate

Nursing students at the University of Mississippi Medical Center will soon have another resource to help pay for classes thanks to the late Laura Blair, a class of 1957 nursing graduate.

Photo gallery

Here's a look at what School of Nursing students and faculty have been doing lately.