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From left, Jennifer Morris, accelerated nursing student, LaVeChelle Pillers, VA nurse, Sarah Jamison, accelerated nursing student, and Joyce Sellers, VA nurse, chat about working together in the VA's intensive care unit.

SON students, VA nurses form unique partnership

Monday, February 25, 2019

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. Read More

Dr. Brenda Sumrall Smith, seated in background, a standardized patient, awaits recommendations from the student team, clockwise, from left, Emily McDermott, Ben Matthews, Alyssa Reid and Madison Quinn.

Sharing the pain: Students from four disciplines simulate patient care

Thursday, February 21, 2019

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. Read More

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

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.

Published on Monday, December 10, 2018

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

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.

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