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Mississippi has one of the highest rates of deaths from cervical cancer in the nation, and the numbers are worse for black women in the state. The School of Nursing and the NIH’s National Cancer Institute are entering in a unique partnership that aims to change that.

SON, NIH team up to reduce cervical cancer in Mississippi

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Women in Mississippi have more than triple the risk of dying from cervical cancer compared to women living in Vermont, according to the CDC. The mortality rate is even higher for black women. The School of Nursing and the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute are partnering to reduce the number of cervical cancer deaths in Mississippi, and hopefully everywhere. Read More

Amari Dunson, a student at South Delta Elementary School, gets his blood pressure checked by Sarah McGraw, family nurse practitioner, in the Mercy Delta Express clinic.

SON recognized for outstanding work in medically underserved Delta school district

Thursday, March 21, 2019

The School of Nursing and the South Delta School District received a 2019 Governor’s Award for the work being done in the district's school-based clinics. In an area with no pediatrician and few health professionals, the care from SON nurse practitioners and nurses may be the only quality medical care some children receive. Read More

SON students, VA nurses form unique partnership

Beginning in March, the G. V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center will host a dedicated education unit for accelerated students in the School of Nursing. Seven SON students will each work alongside a nurse in the VA’s ICU unit to gain real-world knowledge and add to the variety of clinical experiences in the program.

Published on Monday, February 25, 2019

Sharing the pain: Students from four disciplines simulate patient care

The pain was feigned but the aim was sincere: bettering the health care of tomorrow by improving teamwork among students today. During a two-day period, hundreds of Medical Center learners were tested not only on their ability to use their knowledge, but also on their willingness to hear what others know.

Published on Thursday, February 21, 2019

Burgeoning School of Nursing program increases reach in Oxford

The School of Nursing’s Accelerated Nursing Program at the University of Mississippi in Oxford is growing, with its ultimate goal to double the number of students per class. This fall, students will start their paths toward a nursing degree in a brand new location.

Published on Monday, February 11, 2019

New program teaches kids to stop, think before making risky decisions

Dr. Kate Fouquier, director of the Lanier High School Teen Wellness Clinic, has developed a program to help students receive decision-making services. Members of the inaugural class at Lanier share what they learned from STICking to the course.

Published on Thursday, December 20, 2018

Mobile clinic provides much-needed, convenient care for young and old

Published on Monday, December 10, 2018

Hoover calls SON dean role ‘greatest privilege of my life’

Published on Thursday, December 6, 2018

Photos: School of Nursing celebrates 70th anniversary with tours, alumni panel

Published on Monday, November 12, 2018

‘The shoulders of those who came before us:’ SON turns 70

Published on Thursday, November 8, 2018

Ambulance gift allows Lanier students to learn medical transport skills

Published on Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Newest JPS school-based clinic helps keep grade-schoolers well

Published on Monday, September 24, 2018

Freshman Early Entry relieves stress for nursing hopefuls

Published on Thursday, September 6, 2018

Nursing faculty focus on bringing best practices to bedside

Published on Monday, July 30, 2018

#UMMCGrad18: Adventure beckons School of Nursing graduate

Published on Monday, May 21, 2018

Telehealth leader named nursing Alumnus of the Year

Published on Thursday, May 10, 2018

SON staff, students vote with dollars to determine who'll go 'Over the Edge'

Published on Monday, March 26, 2018

Nursing alum champions high-reliability health care

Published on Monday, March 19, 2018

Fuqua's passion for nursing inspires endowed scholarship gift

Published on Monday, February 26, 2018