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Dec. 2, 2004
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
Davidson elected to MNA Board of Directors; education
professors to present at reading association conference
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Dr. Janice Unruh Davidson, professor and director of the graduate nursing program at Mississippi University for Women, was elected by the House of Delegates at the annual convention of the Mississippi Nurses Association (MNA) to begin a two-year term on the MNA Board of Directors.
Davidson will serve as director of the Council on Nursing Research. She earned her doctorate in nursing research and theory from Texas Woman’s University and a family nurse practitioner certificate through a post-doctoral fellowship from the University of Wisconsin.
She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and serves as an expert in nursing education, health policy and primary care for the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing. Davidson has chaired more than 60 graduate research theses and projects in the areas of nursing administration, nursing informatics, and family practice. She received a Pinnacle Award from Sigma Theta Tau International in 2002 for her leadership in research dissemination and served on this year’s Pinnacle Award Judging Committee for award submissions in the area of nursing research.
Davidson will serve under the direction of MUW alumna Ricki R. Garrett, who was appointed MNA executive director in July, following a 12-year term on the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.
The Mississippi Nurses Association is the voice of registered nurses in Mississippi and provides leadership to improve the health of the people.
In other news in the Division of Education and Human Sciences, Dr. Jennifer Halfacre and Dr. Monica H. Riley, both assistant professors; Dr. Janet McCarra, assistant professor and coordinator of field experiences, and Tessie Moore, graduate assistant, will present at the Mississippi Reading Association’s conference.
Their presentation is titled “Martha Ann, Mittens, and Mississippi Alphabet…Making Connections Through Children’s Literature.”
Dr. Riley’s dissertation was accepted for presentation at the annual conference for the American Educational Research Association in Montreal Canada in April.
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