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UMMC School of Nursing soon-to-be graduate Abby May will be working in the MICU after graduation.

#UMMCGrad2022: Disability brings understanding, School of Nursing graduate finds

Monday, April 11, 2022

School of Nursing senior Abby May persevered through her studies, excelling while facing a medical crisis and chronic illness. After commencement May 27 and passing the licensing exam to become a registered nurse, May will join the Medical Intensive Care Unit at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Read More

Dr. Derek Holt, assistant professor and director of the family nurse practitioner track, is recipient of the 2022 Nurse Practitioners State Award for Excellence, presented by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Holt honored with Nurse Practitioner Award for Excellence

Monday, January 31, 2022

After a career that started in high school, spanning more than two decades of nursing in a myriad of roles, including teaching student nurses, Derek Holt is being recognized for his contributions to the nurse practitioner field by an organization of his peers that strives to promote the profession’s visibility. Read More

2022 Accelerated BSN enrollment ties 2021 record

The year-long pathway to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at UMMC is continuing a trend in high enrollment, with students answering the call for more nurses. The immersive program includes a skills lab in the students’ second week of studies.

Published on Monday, January 24, 2022

The size is right: Campus enrollment climbs

For the third year in a row, Medical Center schools as a whole have boosted the number of students who have decided to make health care careers their goal as the state’s future nurses, scientists, doctors, dentists, speech pathologists, occupational or physical therapists, among many more. In the face of the pandemic and personal crises, they have prevailed.

Published on Monday, November 15, 2021

AACN honors UMMC School of Nursing for school-based clinic partnerships

Clinics in Jackson Public Schools and the South Delta School District increase students’ access to care, improve health and reduce time away from the classroom. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing presented the Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership Award to the UMMC School of Nursing during the AACN Nursing Leadership Conference Oct. 30.

Published on Monday, November 1, 2021

Applications to schools amount to a ‘small miracle’

The outbreak of COVID-19 may have brought this country to a standstill, especially in the beginning, but for many future nurses and doctors, their dreams remained alive. Not only did the ravages of the pandemic fail to stop many from applying to the Medical Center’s schools of nursing and medicine, some students say the sight of suffering patients motivated them, more than ever, to stick with it.

Published on Monday, October 11, 2021

School of Nursing graduate Patricia Dyre Kimble gives back by planning $1M gift

Published on Monday, September 27, 2021

Seven schools and six ways from Sunday: Students, faculty brazen out COVID surge

Published on Monday, August 16, 2021

Lanier clinic, School of Nursing win 2021 Governor’s Awards

Published on Monday, August 9, 2021

SON Alum of the Year: Nurses called to meet challenges of tomorrow

Published on Monday, June 7, 2021

#UMMCGrad2021: Critical care at heart for SON graduate

Published on Monday, May 17, 2021

Bower Foundation grant funds UMMC-trained nurse educators

Published on Monday, April 19, 2021

Allison Foundation gift nurtures nurses, patients' resilience

Published on Monday, April 5, 2021

Homeless patient care focus of UMMC students' lesson

Published on Monday, March 29, 2021

UMMC's largest Accelerated BSN class answers nursing's call

Published on Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Pandemic sparks classroom flexibility, staff creativity for fall semester

Published on Monday, August 10, 2020

SON's school-based clinics expand behavioral health care

Published on Monday, July 20, 2020

UMMC places Oxford SON students in Jackson amid pandemic

Published on Monday, June 22, 2020

Nursing students benefit from Mississippi Board of Nursing scholarships

Published on Monday, June 8, 2020

SON's evidence-based practice group achieves international affiliation

Published on Monday, June 1, 2020

#UMMCGrad2020: UMMC employee graduates with long-awaited degree

Published on Monday, May 18, 2020

Leading the charge: Jones, Wilson help steer COVID-19 command team

Published on Monday, May 4, 2020

Nursing alum receives national award for diabetic peds work

Published on Monday, February 3, 2020

Nursing boom: Accelerated B.S.N. enrollment to increase 133 percent

Published on Thursday, December 5, 2019

Northington brings nursing experience to national leadership role

Published on Thursday, November 14, 2019