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Betty Moore, Jackson Manor resident, gets her blood pressure checked by Micha'el Sheriff, patient care technician, in front of the UNACARE mobile clinic.

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

Monday, December 10, 2018

UNACARE mobile clinic staff take health care services to the Jackson patients who need them most - from Head Start centers to an apartment complex for the elderly. The clinic makes routine care convenient – and may have even helped save a life. Read More

Dr. Kim Hoover receives a citation for her 30 years of distinguished service to health care in Mississippi from Dr. Ralph Didlake.

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

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Dr. Kim Hoover, dean of the School of Nursing, will retire Dec. 17. The list of her accomplishments is long and varied: among them, she doubled enrollment in the school from 427 to 850 students and adding three nurse practitioner-managed clinics to underserved areas of Jackson and Sharkey and Issaquena counties. Read More

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

Current and former School of Nursing faculty and students gathered Friday afternoon to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Medical Center’s second-oldest school. The festivities included tours of the simulation lab; booths loaded with information about school-based clinics and other SON projects; and a panel of alumni representing each of the last seven decades.

Published on Monday, November 12, 2018

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

The Medical Center’s second-oldest school will celebrate its 70th anniversary on Friday with remarks from School of Nursing graduates, a reception and tours of the school. While the school has undergone many changes in the last 70 years, the work being done today was built “on the shoulders of those who came before us,” said Dr. Kim Hoover, SON dean.

Published on Thursday, November 8, 2018

Ambulance gift allows Lanier students to learn medical transport skills

Lanier High sophomores Jamecia McLaurin and Christopher Washington both take inspiration from a departed aunt in their quest to work in a health services career.

Published on Wednesday, October 3, 2018

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

The clinic at Johnson Elementary School, the School of Nursing’s oldest school-based clinic in the Jackson district, is turning 20 this year, while the SON’s newest clinic, at Galloway Elementary, opened last week. All told, more than 2,000 district students are getting easy access to primary care and education on wellness at three locations.

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

Fitch-Swiney gift establishes Schools of Medicine, Nursing scholarship

Published on Monday, July 17, 2017

School of Nursing delivers care to Delta children most in need

Published on Monday, July 17, 2017